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Akin stops in SE Mo., Southern IL layoffs, Heartland Football Friday

Rep. Todd Akin made several stops in SE Mo. today. Rep. Todd Akin made several stops in SE Mo. today.
A Southern Ill. sport boat manufacturer is halting production. A Southern Ill. sport boat manufacturer is halting production.
Tonight's WebCast features Poplar Bluff vs. Jackson. Tonight's WebCast features Poplar Bluff vs. Jackson.

Missouri Rep. Todd Akin made campaign stops in southeast Missouri today. He said the U.S. needs to take a strong stand against the embassy attacks in Libya.

Meanwhile, an elite Marine rapid response team has arrived in Yemen's capital in the wake of violent protests at the U.S. Embassy over a film critical of Islam.

A Republican-led Kansas board is considering removing President Barack Obama from the state's November ballot.

A sport boat manufacturer in Benton, Illinois will not resume production for the 2013 season, impacting 350 jobs. We talked today to a concerned employee about his future.

Tomorrow is the first day of deer bow hunting season in Missouri. We talked to one sporting goods store owner who is trying to keep up with high demand.

Authorities are cracking down on Psudoephedrine pill hunters in Union County. We'll tell you how tonight at 5.

Hurricane Isaac may be ancient history, but a southern Illinois group says victims of the storm need your help. Carly O'Keefe tells us more tonight at 6.

Carly will also give us a peek inside the new Union County Courthouse, which even isn't open for use yet.

The driver of a car that allegedly tried to run down a St. Louis police officer, and the driver's female passenger, are in custody after a lengthy police chase in the St. Louis area.

A bystander helps an injured driver who's arm was severed after wreck at US 45 intersection in Ky.

Multiple agencies are warning of a new scam that targets the elderly.

A Kennett woman hoping to attend homecoming in Columbia at Mizzou, claims a hotel jacked up her already confirmed price. Holly Brantley tells us what the woman, and the state's Attorney General's office did next.

University of Missouri officials are warning football fans to watch out for fake tickets to the games.

It's Heartland Football Friday! Todd will have scores and highlights, and Josh will preview the Anna Jonesboro-Du Quoin game tonight at 6.

The Poplar Bluff Mules travel to Jackson to take on the Indians.  If you can't make it to the game, watch the live WebCast Friday night at 7 (weather permitting).

And, Bob Reeves says you might want to grab a jacket or blanket for the game - and keep that umbrella handy!

The president of the Chicago School Board says the district and the teachers union have agreed on a "framework" to end the nearly weeklong teachers strike.

The first day of school ended with a frightening experience for one kindergartner. You don't want to miss this story to air around 6:12.

Have a great evening,

James Long
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