Afternoon update: Driver burnt after meth lab explodes in car

Good Monday afternoon to you!  Here's a slice of the stories we're working on at Heartland News today.

A Sikeston man is in the hospital with severe burns after officers witnesses a meth lab exploded in his car as he drove down the road.

Some school leaders are taking a stand against sexting.  Zakk Gammon talks with officials in St. Francois County who want parents to know its their job to warn kids of sending these inappropriate.
The Twin Rivers School District is preparing to make cuts, and everything is on the table.  Tyler Profilet details how much the district is looking to cut.
Dozens gathered today outside Morris Library on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus to take part in a protest to stop any more cutbacks at the university.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Sheila Simon made their way around the state today introducing themselves to voters.  Julia will be at one of those events in Carbondale today.

Kathy Sweeney explains how the effort to create a first-ever residential historic district in downtown Cape Girardeau takes a big step forward. 

The U.S. Post Office announced they will move forward with plans to cut service from six days a week to five.

How about this weather?!  We're expecting a nice week of weather after all the rain we got this weekend.  I think I'll see if my boss will let me move my desk outside for the week.

Christy Hendricks
News Web Producer/Reporter