Afternoon update: No pumpkin shortage in Benton

US pumpkin shortage has east coast buyers shopping the Heartland.
US pumpkin shortage has east coast buyers shopping the Heartland.
MO Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder
MO Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder
Good afternoon.

Halloween and fall activities revolving around a popular squash has pumpkin patches on the east coast shopping in the Heartland.

Illinois regularly lets several billion dollars of bills stack up. Businesses and community groups sometimes wait months to be paid for their services.

Detectives say two Paducah residents were arrested Friday afternoon after they sold undercover police crack cocaine and a gun near Kolb Park and 6th and Broad Streets.

Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has raised more than $400,000 in the past few months for a potential challenge to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

A southwestern Illinois historic site featuring the home of the state's first lieutenant governor is closed for the season because of state budget cuts and related staffing issues.

Laura Wibbenmeyer will have your 7-Day StormTeam Forecast that includes warmer temps!

Chad Fryman will have scores and highlights from today's football Homecoming action at SIU in Carbondale!
Have a great evening,

James Long
KFVS12 Web Producer
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