It's Thursday, April 2nd and it looks like we're all going to get wet today.
Live on The Breakfast Show today - we're talking about why it's a bad idea to get a real bunny or chick for children. It's a real problem that area shelters deal with every year once the cuteness of the baby bunny or chick wears off. We've got a group of 6th graders from Advance joining Lauren live on set this morning after 6 a.m. To educate us all on why it's a bad idea.
This morning on The Breakfast Show we have some very serious stories to update. A baby that investigators say was abused in a Sikeston home has passed away. We're also learning of a local school employee who has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges involving money from his school district. And there is also a new story this morning about a money order scheme being investigated in Massac County - this involves more than $600,000 worth of money orders that were supposed to be passed out!
There are also some other new stories we're talking about this morning ... like a new device that'll make sure anyone having their vehicle repossessed can't steal it back! There's also an update on an effort in Illinois to make texting while driving illegal - the bill just passed the house and now moves on to the senate. We're also talking about a new procedure this morning to get rid of spider veins - something a lot of people deal with.
And in case you did not hear - the producers of Guiding Light have announced it will go off the air in September.
Quick facts about this show:
- It has had a 57-year run on CBS.
- During that time, it won 69 Daytime Emmy Awards.
- The show actually started as a 15-minute serial on NBC Radio in 1937, so it's been around for 72 years in all.