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Afternoon update: Layoffs at Briggs & Stratton

Layoffs announced at Briggs & Stratton. Layoffs announced at Briggs & Stratton.
Richard Clay is serving life in prison for the 1994 murder of Randy Martindale. Richard Clay is serving life in prison for the 1994 murder of Randy Martindale.

Good Thursday to you!

Here is just some of the stories we are working on for tonight's Heartland News and

Some jarring news regarding potential job loss in the Heartland.

Lawn and garden engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton in Poplar Bluff announced the company is laying off 202 employees.

The Postal Service says it may close more than 250 mail processing facilities across the country in an effort to cut costs. Three of those processing facilities are in the Heartland: Cape Girardeau, Mo., Carbondale, Ill., and Paducah, Ky.

After this weeks 2010 poverty report by the Census Bureau, we did some digging and Julia Bruck reports that 1 in 6 in the Heartland are living in poverty. Julia takes a closer look at how these families are being affected tonight at six.

A Judge Thursday ordered Clay Waller to be held without bond. This decision was made in a detention hearing on Thursday, according to US Asst. Atty. Larry Ferrell. 

Another man police say was involved in a fight that injured a police officer now faces an assault charge.

Wednesday night students on the Southern Illinois University campus used a power outage as an excuse to have an outside party, according to university spokesperson Rod Sievers. Carly O'Keefe talked to students today who witnessed the chaos.

Bob Reeves says cloudy and dry today, and tomorrow will be warmer and stay dry!

Holly Brantley talks to Richard Clay's best friend and his mother who claim their loved one's innocence in a murder conviction from the 90s. Clay is serving life in prison for the 1994 murder of Randy Martindale.

An 89-year-old Bollinger County woman is in the hospital with facial and body injuries. Crystal Britt reports the question police and neighbors are trying to figure out is did she fall down the stairs or was she beat up?

In our 'Making the Grade' segment, Holly Brantley and Laura Wibbenmeyer visit with prospective journalist at a program put on by Southeast Mo. State University.

In our 'One-Tank-Trip' tonight at six, we go to Garden of the Gods!

A 3-year-old makes an awesome golf shot you will just have to see tonight at six!

Todd Richards says fans attending the September 16 game between the Central Tigers and the Jackson Indians will have a chance to donate a pair of new or used shoes that will be turned into water

Have a great evening,

James Long
KFVS12 Web Producer
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