Afternoon update: US Assistant Attorney says Waller confessed - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Afternoon update: US Assistant Attorney says Waller confessed

Clay Waller (Source: Malden Police) Clay Waller (Source: Malden Police)
33 homes were evacuated in Perry County this morning. 33 homes were evacuated in Perry County this morning.

Good Afternoon.

PROGRAM ALERT: Due to CBS Coverage of President Obama's scheduled speech tonight, Heartland News at 6 will be live at and on The Heartland's CW (WQWQ). President Obama's speech is scheduled to air on KFVS12 starting at 6 p.m. until the end of CBS News' coverage.

Come on out to Jackson, Mo. and join us for Heartland News on the Road at 5. We will be at the activity center on the campus of Jackson High School. There will be a new member of the Heartland News team for you to meet as well!

Clay Waller appeared in federal court Thursday morning in Cape Girardeau for a detention hearing on a federal charge of Internet threatening.  US Assistant Attorney Larry Ferrell said Clay Waller confessed to his father that he killed his wife and buried her in a hole.

A liquid propane leak caused a half-mile evacuation zone around the intersection of US 51 and Rte 154 in Perry County, Illinois Thursday morning. About 33 homes were evacuated.

Lawsuits have been filed against Prosecutor Russ Oliver and Stoddard Sheriff Carl Hefner for an alleged illegal seizure of synthetic drugs from local convenience stores.

Gov. Pat Quinn has targeted seven state facilities for closure due to Illinois' budget deficit, including facilities in Chester and Murphysboro.

Carly O'Keefe was in Grand Tower, Ill. where Corps officials met about how to fix the levee in Jackson County due to spring flooding.

Laura Wibbenmeyer visits with a Ste. Genevieve kindergartner who is battling cancer and gets a special visit from Fredbird and gets to throw out the first pitch at a Cardinals game.

Holly Brantley takes a One-Tank-Trip to Jones Heritage Farm Market in Jackson!

Kathy Sweeney talks to the Jackson Director of the Chamber of Commerce about recent business growth in the town.

Christy Millweard visits the Oliver House in Jackson where the woman who made the 1st Missouri State Flag had lived.

Bob Reeves will let you know if you will need an umbrella this weekend!

Todd Richards visits with the Jackson athletic director about his football and soccer teams, and the new facility that will house basketball districts!

Have a great evening,

James Long
KFVS12 Web Producer
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