Sikeston reality TV winner talks life now, building a credit sco - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Sikeston reality TV winner talks life now, building a credit score could change

Work on U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge extended after weather delays. Work on U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge extended after weather delays.
A Senate committee has voted to give President Obama the authority to use military force against Syria. (Source: CNN) A Senate committee has voted to give President Obama the authority to use military force against Syria. (Source: CNN)
"Luckily Sergeant Wilson showed up and did CPR and saved my life,” Redden said. Jacob Redden is now doing what he loves as a Campbell police officer. "Luckily Sergeant Wilson showed up and did CPR and saved my life,” Redden said. Jacob Redden is now doing what he loves as a Campbell police officer.

Good evening,

Neal E. Boyd is the Sikeston native who won America's Got Talent six years ago. Like many in the music industry, he has seen his share of ups and downs. Todd Tumminia sat down and talked to Body today about life after a reality TV show win. Catch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more.

A credit score can be important when getting a loan, a car or a home. But it can also be difficult to build credit if you aren't already making payments on one of those items. Christy Millweard will have more tonight on a proposal from a group in Congress that would apply rent and utility payments to your credit score.

Jacob Redden doesn't remember the day he almost died, but Sergeant Scott Wilson said it's one day he will never forget. Twenty years later, Redden said he's doing what he loves as an officer for the Campbell Police Department. Kadee Brosseau had the story, you can click here to read more.

A man faces charges after another man was battered in a driveway in West Frankfort, according to police. William Van Zandt, 38, is charged with aggravated battery. You can click here for more information.

Administrators say fall enrollment at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is down for the ninth year in a row, though the freshman class there is the biggest in two decades. Allison Twaits talked to leaders at John A. Logan College about why this nation-wide trend at larger schools does not necessarily apply to smaller community colleges.

Work with the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky. and Cairo, Ill. has been extended to September 22. Weather delays put the project a week behind schedule. You can click here to read more.

In national news, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has authorized President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria. Obama asked Congress for the authority for military engagement after Syrian President Bashar Assad allegedly used chemical weapons against civilians.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS

Powered by Frankly