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Afternoon update: Radiation dangers, Power plant veto

Good afternoon!  John Dissauer says we are warming up the rest of this week.  John says we could possibly have the warmest day in 124 days (since November 12, 2010).

Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tuesday after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned by a deadly tsunami.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed bills allowing construction of two coal-to-gas power plants that had angered environmentalists and consumer advocates.  A bill would have allowed a $1 billion outfit in Jefferson County in southern Illinois.  Julia Bruck talks with supporters and opponents of the bills.

Some college officials are concerned about the push for the right to carry a firearm in Illinois.  They want a provision to keep guns off college campuses.  Arnold Wyrick will be at Southern Illinois University with student reaction.

Holly Brantley traveled to McCracken County, Kentucky today to look into a controversy surrounding a permit granted to build on top of an old landfill.

Marion Police are looking for a suspect after an armed robbery at a grocery store last night in Marion, Illinois.

Police arrested a Paducah man accused of firing several shots at a passing car and after a standoff with police.

Students in Ballard County, Kentucky will have a longer school day to make up time lost for "snow days."

Looking to buy some land?  The Missouri Department of Transportation could help.  MoDOT is selling three parcels of land in southeast Missouri to raise money for highway projects.

The NCAA tournament's new 14-year, $10.8 billion TV deal with two media companies radically changes how a nation of bracket-fillers will watch March Madness. Every game will be broadcast nationally in its entirety, spread across four networks - old standby CBS, plus three Turner cable channels in TNT, TBS and truTV.  Check out the schedule for KFVS12 NCAA tournament information.

A SEMO baseball player and Advance, Missouri native was named the OVC Player of the Week.

Have a great day!

Christy Hendricks
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