High Noon Five: Mountain Lion Sighting, Escaped Murderer Found In Cave, Akin’s TV Blitz
The Southeast Missourian reports a second mountain lion sighting occurred on a northeast Ripley County farm. Lee Ray Pickrel capture photos of the lion by a motion sensor camera pick up photos of the lion late Saturday and early Sunday.
A bank president made ‘a gutsy call’ Tuesday afternoon when he foiled a would-be robber. According the St. Louis Post Dispatch, People Bank & Trust president David W. Thompson pulled out his handgun on a masked robber. Donald Ray Lee, 58, entered the bank in a “Chucky” mask, left with a bank bag of money, and was stopped in the parking lot by Thompson.
TheSouthern reports that the Honeywell Specialty Materials plant in Metropolis, IL, will begin its safety upgrade. The plant shut down in May to make sure it was compliant with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The shutdown laid off over 100 worker. The plant hopes to open again in June 2013.
Todd Akin and the Republican Party are snatching up last minute TV ads. Politico reports the $700,000 TV blitz has people wondering where the funds are coming from. The GOP is paying $386,000.The rest are said to come from Akin’s committee.
An Arkansas killer escaped from a maximum security prison this week and was found in cave near Pangburn in White County, Arkansas. KUAR’s Michael Hibblen reports Curtis Reese, Jr, 37, had managed to escape Tucker Prison with another inmate Monday by hiding in an empty water tank on an 18-wheeler truck.