This is the 6:04 KASU newscast for Wednesday, September 13th. Here are the headlines reported this morning:
- DICAMBA: The Dicamba Task Force is recommending a ban on Dicamba use. Talk Business and Politics reports the ban was sent to the Arkansas State Plant board to ban farmers from using the herbicide for the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons.
- IRMA-UNEMPLOYMENT: (by the Associated Press) Officials say people from out of state who expect to be in Tennessee for an extended period because of damage to their homes or workplaces by Hurricane Irma can file for unemployment insurance. Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burn Phillips said in a news release that the state wants to make sure people staying in Tennessee have information they need to receive unemployment benefits they're entitled to.
- BIG CATS-ARKANSAS: (by the Associated Press) Tigers, lions and a leopard that were recently discovered in a warehouse in northeastern Arkansas will soon be flown to Germany. The big cats are former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus animals. Local authorities found them Saturday. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that animals will be flown to Germany next week.
- OBIT-CHARLES KNIGHT: (by the Associated Press) Charles F. Knight, who led a period of tremendous growth as CEO of the technology and engineering company Emerson for nearly three decades, has died. A spokesman for the St. Louis County-based company says Knight died Tuesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. Knight was just 37 when he joined Emerson as chief executive officer in 1973. He retired as CEO in 2000.
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