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Afternoon update: Unloaded handgun found on Sikeston School bus

Oak Ridge school bus ended up off-road this morning. (Source: Carl Slinker) Oak Ridge school bus ended up off-road this morning. (Source: Carl Slinker)
The massive cement pour at the Cape Girardeau casino site is complete. The massive cement pour at the Cape Girardeau casino site is complete.

Good afternoon.

Rumors circulating among students in the Sikeston School district led to the discovery of an unloaded handgun on a Sikeston Middle School bus this morning.

A school bus from the Oak Ridge School District ended up off the side of the road on County Road 472.

Missouri's health department has been forced to hire temporary workers and enlist state employees to help a private business facing complaints about its poor screening of Medicaid patients.

Crystal Britt reports that those who rely on the East Mo. Action Agency (EMAA) for help with winter heating may be hurting whenever it gets colder because of budget woes.

It's the next critical step in the Isle of Capri Casino in Cape Girardeau. Tuesday evening crews started to pour the cement basin. It took about 10 hours to complete the project.

Officials at Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois are investigating a suspicious package but say there doesn't appear to be any immediate danger.

Holly Brantley reports that 1 in 10 bosses who die on the job are homicides, according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics.

Two Malden residents and one Parma man face drug charges in Dunklin County.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that Big Oak Tree State Park and Towosahgy State Historic Site will reopen to the public on September 2.

Our #1 story on kfvs12.com today: A man goes out to his garden and finds some green...bags of money that is!

Laura Wibbenmeyer has an inspiring story about a man and his battle with Muscular Dystrophy.

Bob Reeves says the start of September will be hot and humid.

Todd Richards will have Jackson vs. Cape Central girls softball highlights and will take a look at Cape Central's new football field!

Have a great evening,

James Long
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