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Alabama hostage situation, new businesses in Cairo, Ill., Columbia tragedy anniversary

The Alabama hostage standoff involving a 5-year-old boy continues. The Alabama hostage standoff involving a 5-year-old boy continues.
New technology is said to help investigators better track child predators. New technology is said to help investigators better track child predators.
Feb. 1 is 'Wear Red Day', designed to raise awareness for women's heart health. Feb. 1 is 'Wear Red Day', designed to raise awareness for women's heart health.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia tragedy. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia tragedy.

Well the good news is it's Friday! The bad news is, when you head out to start your day, you'll have to bundle up because it's COLD this morning.

But here in the KFVS newsroom, we're working on bringing you the hottest news this morning. Here are some things we're working on:

The Alabama hostage situation involving a 5-year-old boy continues today. Police are saying they're still holding out for a safe release. Get the full details on the Breakfast Show at 4:30.

Following that, we'll have the story of a Chicago inmate who is currently on-the-loose after mistakenly being released from prison.

Coming up at 5 a.m., join Carly O'Keefe on location in Cairo, Ill. where two new businesses will be opening up soon. Carly will be updating you throughout the morning on that.

The drama continues in the story of the minister who wrote a snarky comment on her receipt at an Applebees. Find out what happened to the waitress who posted the receipt on the Internet and get the latest details at 5:30.

At 6, we'll tell you what the current top job is for women today. Think you know what it is? Here's a hint: it's the same as the top job for women in the year 1950.

Investigators have new ways to track child predators. At 6:15 we'll have the full story on the new technology.

Join us at 6:20 for Heartland Health as we tell you about Wear Red Day and also a special motorcycle designed to help with breast cancer awareness.

Today we remember the 10th anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster and we'll bring you a special report on the tragedy.

Don't forget we stream the Breakfast Show live online from your computer or iPad. Join us starting at 4:30 a.m by heading to kfvs12.com and clicking on the live stream at the top of the page.

Looking for tips for the big game coming up on Sunday? Heartland News has you covered. We have an entire page on our website dedicated to great recipes, party tips and all the information you need to have the best Super Bowl ever

I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a safe and relaxing weekend!

Jen Baird
Digital Content Producer
KFVS12-Heartland News
jenniferbaird@kfvs12.com

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