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Student stress increases, Ill. same-sex marriage bill, Mo. levee gap

The 5-year-old boy held hostage for a week in Alabama has been freed. The 5-year-old boy held hostage for a week in Alabama has been freed.
Ill. State Senate will be voting on a piece of same-sex marriage legislation. Ill. State Senate will be voting on a piece of same-sex marriage legislation.
A loophole allows some homes involved with meth labs to be rented out without being decontaminated. A loophole allows some homes involved with meth labs to be rented out without being decontaminated.
Easter Lilies blooming in Sikeston, Mo. (Source: cNews) Easter Lilies blooming in Sikeston, Mo. (Source: cNews)

It's a frosty morning in the Heartland! I had a little bit of trouble with my car doors sticking, but nothing a little elbow grease can't fix. 

Lots of great stories, both local and national, this morning so let's get right to it.

Starting at 4:30 here on the Breakfast Show, we'll be bringing you the latest on the Alabama hostage situation. Find out how the boy was taken to safety on Monday and what happens now. 

Right after that, you can catch the big local headlines including the most pressing issue in the Kentucky General Assembly and the same-sex marriage bill the Illinois State Senate is working on.

One of our main focuses on the Breakfast Show today is the high level of stress students face these days. Tyler Profilet will be live from Perryville, Mo. throughout the morning talking about how stress impacts kids and what schools are doing to help students.

Join us at 5:20 for the inspirational story of a young girl who was struck by lightening on her way home from school.

Super Bowl commercial controversy continues to stir this morning. Find out at 5:40 what company's commercial didn't make it to the Super Bowl because of its competitors.

At 5:50 we'll bring you the latest in Heartland Health including a cause for kidney stones in men and we'll separate some dieting myths from facts. 

Did you know that there's a loophole in a state law that allows homes involved with meth labs to be rented out without being decontaminated? Find out more at 6. 

Mo. Senators are working to close a 1,500 foot gap in a Mississippi River levee in Southeast Missouri. We'll bring you all the details at 6:10.

Don't forget about our brand new block of news starting at 6:48 every morning on the Breakfast Show. You'll get a commercial free, 12-minute block of news, weather and information--more than any other news station in the Heartland. 

Not in the area but still want to stay up-to-date with the Breakfast Show? No problem! Our newscasts are always live on air, but they're also streaming live on kfvs12.com from anywhere on your computer or iPad.

We've been getting some neat pictures through our cNews section at kfvs12.com. Send us yours and you could be featured during a newscast or on our social media sites!

We're constantly updating kfvs12.com throughout the day with up-to-the-minute weather and local and national news. We're your one-stop source for news that you care about.

I hope your Tuesday is great and don't forget the ice scraper if you're headed out early this morning.

Jen Baird
Digital Content Producer
KFVS12-Heartland News

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