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Man dies in mining accident, Woman sentenced in newborn death, Facebook threat, Same-sex prom policy issues

A southern Illinois man has died in a mining accident. A southern Illinois man has died in a mining accident.
This western Kentucky teen has been sentenced in the death of her newborn. This western Kentucky teen has been sentenced in the death of her newborn.
This man is accused of making a Facebook threat threatening the life of a neighbor (Source: Franklin Co. Jail). This man is accused of making a Facebook threat threatening the life of a neighbor (Source: Franklin Co. Jail).
A Scott County, Missouri school district is facing a threat of legal action. A Scott County, Missouri school district is facing a threat of legal action.

Good afternoon-Here's what we are working to bring you for tonight's Heartland News:

One person is dead following an underground mining accident at the Prairie Eagle Mine in Cutler.

A southern Illinois man is free on bond after being accused of a Facebook posting that threatens the life of a neighbor.

A western Kentucky teen has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the death of her newborn.

The Illinois Senate has begun debating a bill to legalize gay marriage. Allison Twaits has more tonight at 6.

A Scott County, Missouri school district is facing a threat of legal action over a policy barring same-sex couples from attending prom together.

Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear is continuing his push for a statewide smoking ban in public places, calling on lawmakers Thursday to pass it without delay.

Sen. Roy Blunt is threatening to block confirmation of the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator unless the federal government moves forward with a flood control project in southeast Missouri.

Giddy up! A new major tenant is coming to Ballpark Village in St. Louis - a cowboy-themed bar operated by Professional Bull Riding Inc.

A 19-year-old is facing burglary charges after several home break ins were reported Monday in Pemiscot County.

Holly Brantley reports at six about a parent teacher conference in Perryville- but it's led by students!

Investigators say it wasn't suicide.  Murder charges now filed against a man who investigators say killed a woman at this Ste. Genevieve motel back in November.  Curtis Smith was actually on parole.  He spent more than 20 years behind bars for killing his 17 year old fiance back in 1984. Did he kill again? The victim's family members from the 1980s case say, "where's the justice?"  Look for Crystal Britt's special I-Team report tonight on Heartland News at 6.

Jaime Travers says it will be cold and breezy starting tomorrow!

For those Valentines who have everything, an unusual gift may be the way to go!

Happy Valentines Day!

James Long
kfvs12.com Digital Content Producer
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