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Survivor describes flooded waters, inauguration, music stars unite

One person is dead after being swept away in high water Saturday night in Madison County, Missouri. One person is dead after being swept away in high water Saturday night in Madison County, Missouri.
A Dexter bus with three students on board got stuck in a flooded ditch this morning. A Dexter bus with three students on board got stuck in a flooded ditch this morning.
The recent rain is welcome news to barge and harbor services. The recent rain is welcome news to barge and harbor services.
Music stars are reaching out to help a Heartland family fight cancer with a once in a lifetime benefit show. Music stars are reaching out to help a Heartland family fight cancer with a once in a lifetime benefit show.

Rising water led to a deadly situation in Madison County, Missouri. One person died when flood waters swept away the truck he was riding in. Three other people made it to safety. Christy Millweard spoke to one of those survivors and tells the story tonight on Heartland News at 10.

A few students in Dexter had a scare this morning while on the way to school. A school bus got stuck in a flooded ditch on a gravel road. Todd Tumminia talked to the school superintendent and witnesses of the stuck bus.

The Dunklin County Major Case Squad released the names of the man killed and the Senath police officer involved in a deadly shooting over the weekend.

A St. Louis man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a bank robbery that occurred in October of last year.

Nine relics stolen from a Missouri Catholic parish are back with the church.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been sworn in to office for a second term as governor. The Jackson and Poplar Bluff high school marching bands performed in the inaugural parade this morning in Jefferson City.

Declaring "we are not a deadbeat nation," President Obama warned today that Social Security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed if congressional Republicans fail to increase the government's borrowing authority in a looming showdown over the nation's debt and spending.

Illinois' top doctor says the demand for flu shots has created some spot shortages, but he says that's good news because it means people are getting the message to protect themselves and those around them.

The recent rain is good news for barge and harbor services moving product up and down the Mississippi River. 

Laura Wibbenmeyer is in for Bob Reeves tonight. She'll give us the forecast for the week.

Music stars reach out to help a Heartland family fight cancer with a once in a lifetime benefit show. They are legendary songwriters who jumped at a chance to help Joe Hoffman, a Jackson man, take on cancer.

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Here are some of the events of note that have happened this week in history between Jan. 14 through 20.

Have a great night! Stay warm!

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