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I-Team report, Wash. Wizards draft Otto Porter, Hernandez denied bail

Otto Porter is set to be drafted by an NBA team. Otto Porter is set to be drafted by an NBA team.
John Christopher Jenkins has been charged with tampering, resisting arrest and drug possesion. (Source: Malden PD) John Christopher Jenkins has been charged with tampering, resisting arrest and drug possesion. (Source: Malden PD)
Hospitals make ends meet during sequester. Hospitals make ends meet during sequester.
Motorcyclist's video from YouTube appears to show him outrunning a police officer. Motorcyclist's video from YouTube appears to show him outrunning a police officer.
NASA set to launch sun-observation satellite. (AP Photo/NASA,VAFB, Randy Beaudoin,File) NASA set to launch sun-observation satellite. (AP Photo/NASA,VAFB, Randy Beaudoin,File)

Good evening,

It's hard to believe that just three years ago Otto Porter was playing high school basketball. Now, Otto Porter was selected third by the Washington Wizards. Todd Tumminia is in Scott County for a draft pick watch party. He's talking to fans from Scott County Central; you can watch it on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

A Dexter man accused of stealing a Malden police cruiser has been charged. Police Chief Jarrett Bullock said John Christopher Jenkins was charged with tampering, resisting arrest and possession of drugs (meth).

The sequester cut thousands of jobs, along with important services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women in uniform. As a result, some hospitals aren't getting some of the government services they used to get. Allison Twaits had the story; you can click here for more.

In case you missed it earlier, our Heartland News I-Team Special Report for this week is about an inmate, charged with murder, allowed to leave the Stoddard County Jail with officers to go to the ATM. You can click here to read the story.

Gov. Pat Quinn said he's happy that both of Illinois' senators voted for the immigration reform bill that passed in Washington. Quinn called Illinois an "immigrant-friendly" state. The measure will now go to the U.S. House.

Speaking of immigration, St. Louis lags behind many other metropolitan areas in attracting immigrants and a new effort is underway to change that. The St. Louis Mosaic Project was formally launched today.

A judge has spared members of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration from testifying before a Missouri House panel investigating state driver's license procedures. An attorney representing the Nixon administration employees had argued the subpoenas imposed an unreasonable burden by providing too little notice and taking the employees away from important work.

Outside the Heartland, a YouTube video posted last Friday appears to show a motorcyclist videotaping himself using a head cam as he outruns a police cruiser in Goose Creek, N.C. The video begins with the caption, "So many cops…why must they ruin my fun?"

In national news, NASA was poised today to launch a satellite to observe a little-understood region just above the surface of the sun. Unlike a traditional liftoff, the Iris satellite was to cruise into Earth orbit on a Pegasus rocket dropped from an airplane after taking off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base on California's central coast.

A Massachusetts judge denied an appeal for bond by Aaron Hernandez's lawyer today. His lawyer claimed he was not a flight risk and needed to be home with his fiancée and 8-month-old child.

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