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Jackson marching band member beats the odds, I-Team report on prison overcrowding, FDA gets rid of trans fats

It is a problem nationwide, and here at home. There is a large amount of inmates crowding our prisons. It is a problem nationwide, and here at home. There is a large amount of inmates crowding our prisons.
Two horses shot in Grandin, Mo. in what owners say is an ongoing harassment. Two horses shot in Grandin, Mo. in what owners say is an ongoing harassment.
One marching band member in Jackson isn't letting anything keep him from being in the spotlight. One marching band member in Jackson isn't letting anything keep him from being in the spotlight.

Good evening,

Tonight, Kadee Brosseau has the story on how one marching band member isn't letting anything keep him from being in the spotlight. For that student, school spirit goes beyond what meets the eye and hits home right at the heart. You won't want to miss this inspirational story.

It's a problem nationwide, and here at home. There is a large amount of inmates crowding our prisons. Our country's attorney general wants to do something about it, considering one in 107 adults is behind bars. Crystal Britt looked into this for the latest installment of I-Team. Click here for her story.

Moving to a new area can be a little intimidating. But one family who recently made the move to Carter County feels like they're in the target of harassment. Mollie Lair talked to the family today. They say someone has been trying to scare them off their land and their animals are paying the price.

Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what's left of them for good. Allison Twaits talked to a registered dietician and some viewers about trans fats. You can click here for more on the story.

Cape Girardeau police are looking for a suspect after shots were fired this afternoon. Police say a man fired a round after a verbal fight with a woman outside of 539 South Middle Street.

In national news, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove short-lived. You can click here for more.

The ancient game of chess joins the iconic rubber duck as this year's two inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame. No comment yet from Ernie on Sesame Street. You can click here to find out what toys the game of chess and rubber duck squeaked past.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
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