MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-05-03-17

Newsman Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong. (audio)

Max will be back at his microphone tomorrow.

Citizens of Missouri are hoping that President Trump declares Missouri a disaster area because of flooding. The governor has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard.

Escaped cop killer is in custody in Nebraska. Pottawattamie County sheriff deputies Pat Morgan and Mark Burbridge were taking prisoner back to jail when he escaped and shot them and took off in the police ban. Burbridge, 43, a 12-year veteran of the department, was killed.

It is being called the can scam. 70-year-old John Woodfill bought uncrushed cans in Indiana as scrap and returned them in Michigan to redeem deposits at 10 cents a can. He scammed $400,000 and was ordered to sell his $4,000 in Pepsi Co. stock to go toward restitution.

Wisconsin lawmakers have finally made it official: The state's dairy product is now cheese.

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