Afternoon update: SIU union strike looming - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Afternoon update: SIU union strike looming

Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass. Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass.
Carl D. Russ was sentenced today to 39 years in prison. Carl D. Russ was sentenced today to 39 years in prison.

The clock is ticking for SIU union groups and school leaders to come to an agreement before a midnight deadline of a strike. Carly O'Keefe talked to both sides today and will have the latest from Carbondale at 5.

Carbondale city leaders conclude their internal investigation into the mishandling of a report surrounding the police chief's stolen gun. Carbondale city manager Allen Gill says their investigation shows this was all just a data entry error.

A new principal is in at Cape Middle School because the old one is on administrative leave.

A Sikeston man was sentenced today on a reduced charge in the 2009 shooting of his girlfriend.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday heard the appeal of Rob Sherman involving a $20,000 state grant used to refurbish the 111-foot Bald Knob Cross for Peace in Alto Pass.

Dyer County, Tenn. residents are wondering how a mother of four could have simply vanished. Karen Johnson Swift's disappearance has many people worried, and reminds them of the Jacque Waller disappearance on June 1. Holly Brantley has the latest tonight at 5.

KY 80 is now open after a log truck overturned, scattering a load of logs across the road Tuesday.  Both lanes were closed for six hours.  A man was arrested after his van crashed into the logs and he left the scene.

Bob Reeves says rain will be moving into the Heartland overnight bringing with it much cooler weather tomorrow.

Crystal Britt was in Oran today where a trailer manufacturer's expansion has added triple the number of employees in just over a year with more new hires on the horizon. 

A Harrisburg man was sentenced to 39 years in prison Tuesday, Nov. 1, for the sexual assault and abuse of a 14-year-old.

Laura Wibbenmeyer was at the SEMO Food Bank today and reports that they are fully prepared for the busy holiday season.

Two waterfowl refuges at Wappapello Lake are to be closed to certain traffic soon.

Todd Richards will have the Mo. 1st round high school football playoff scores and highlights from the Wednesday edition of Heartland Football Friday!

Have a great evening,

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