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Standoff, furlough, mold and patrol car snack!

A man barricaded himself in these apartments last night in Fulton County, Ky. A man barricaded himself in these apartments last night in Fulton County, Ky.
Starting today, 650,000 Defense Department employees will be on furlough. Starting today, 650,000 Defense Department employees will be on furlough.
State parks officials say a Kentucky man discovered a nearly 3-carat diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds park. State parks officials say a Kentucky man discovered a nearly 3-carat diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds park.

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The police department in Bloomfield, Missouri has a new home, but not by choice. Mold was found at the Bloomfield Police Department, so police have moved to City Hall. Tyler Profilet will be in Bloomfield for Heartland News at Six to tell us about the move.

Federal spending cuts stemming from the March sequester will mean major furloughs at the Pentagon. Starting today, 650,000 Defense Department employees will be on furlough. Kadee Brosseau explains what this means for civilian workers on Heartland News at Five.

A Fulton, Kentucky man faces attempted murder of a police officer charges after a standoff last night.

An Illinois man accused of resisting arrest on charges of drunken driving apparently has even more legal trouble to chew on after allegedly eating part of the patrol car that hauled him off to jail.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that prohibits welfare recipients from using such funds at liquor stores, casinos or strip clubs. 

An Illinois man is jailed on charges that he stabbed a carnival worker from Dyersburg, Tenn. to death during a fight at a county fair.

Phone customers in the 270 area code may use seven or 10-digit dialing starting in August as the region prepares to roll out an additional area code.

The Missouri "Blue Book" is a page closer to marking its return to paper. Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that allows the secretary of state to provide an electronic copy of Missouri's official manual to a nonprofit organization. That group then can publish and sell the book in a paper format.

Now that's a find! State parks officials say a Kentucky man discovered a nearly 3-carat diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds park.

Bob Reeves says today through Wednesday will be hot! He'll have your forecast later on Heartland News!

A volunteer at the VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri received a national award for her volunteer work.

Your Week in History: Here are some of the events of note that happened between July 8 and July 15.

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