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Ameren Mo. proposes nearly 15-percent rate increase

Ameren Missouri has filed an electric rate increase request of nearly 15 percent to the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC). Ameren says their rate increase request is around $376 million. The goal is to recover costs for reliability improvements, cleaner air and energy efficiency programs, according to Ameren.

A salvage plan has been approved by the Coast Guard to remove the cargo ship and the section of the Eggner's Ferry Bridge on the vessel. The Coast Guard approved the plan on Friday, and salvage operations are expected to start on Saturday.

Bob Reeves says to expect rain tonight and tomorrow with a cooler Sunday on the way.

A Heartland school district has chosen a new superintendent who is set to earn more than its past leader.  At the same time, Marion school board members says they plan to cut millions in the next fiscal year. Julia Bruck was in Marion today, and tells us why many tax payers are questioning the board's decision.

A Saline County, Illinois jury has convicted a Salem, Illinois man of 18 counts of sexual assault of a child and sexual abuse.

A McCracken County sheriff's deputy has resigned after it was found out that he had inappropriate relationships with women while on duty.

A 27-year-old woman faces robbery and assault charges after police say she stole items from a Wal-Mart and assaulted an employee.

Check your refrigerator, because a Minnesota food company is widening its recall of hard-cooked eggs because of a potential for listeria contamination.

This story is making nationwide news. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity on Friday abandoned plans to eliminate grants to Planned Parenthood. The startling decision came after three days of virulent criticism.

Many women were wearing red for a cause today. Tune in tonight around 5:20 for Heartland Health to find out why.

Tyler Profilet shows us why television sales and rentals are skyrocketing for Super Bowl Sunday.

Trucks as big as a Boeing 737 near you? Tonight at six, Crystal Britt will tell us about a new study that will be done in Mo. to get even bigger semi-trucks on the road.

Julia Bruck will introduce us to a Marion teen around 6:10 p.m. who has made the 'big time' by getting her picture into National Geographic magazine.

Remember, Todd Richards will have all of your favorite team's scores and highlights in Heartland Hoops!

Have a great evening,

James Long
KFVS12 Web Producer

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