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Heartland thawing out, Government funded pre-school, Animal cruelty

Taken on the main street in Doniphan, Mo. Thursday afternoon. (Source: Jessica, cNews) Taken on the main street in Doniphan, Mo. Thursday afternoon. (Source: Jessica, cNews)
President Obama rolled out a plan to increase government. funded pre-schools. President Obama rolled out a plan to increase government. funded pre-schools.
This horse was rescued and it's owner now facing animal cruelty charges (Source: McCracken County SO) This horse was rescued and it's owner now facing animal cruelty charges (Source: McCracken County SO)

A wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain hit the Heartland Thursday causing schools to close Thursday and Friday, power outages and several fender benders.

-Tyler Profilet talked to a Butler County lineman in his 70s that's been on the job for 55 1/2 years about what it takes to get the power restored during extreme winter conditions.

-Holly Brantley talks to Ameren about why more power lines aren't buried below ground to prevent outages.

-Crystal Britt says Bollinger County crews were cleaning up this morning after several trees and limbs fell across roadways due to ice.

-Check out these pictures sent in by viewers of the storm.
The sheriff's office says a man faces charges after several dead animals and a thin horse were found on his property in McCracken County.

One proposed bill would expand voting while another may make it harder for some to cast their ballots in Missouri. Tyler Profilet has the details.

An eastern Missouri teenager is facing charges for a series of burglaries after authorities allegedly found 59 pair of women's underwear and other items in his bedroom.

The head of the Illinois State Rifle Association says a court's ruling Friday sends another message to lawmakers that they should legalize the concealed carry of firearms.

A Morley man faces charges after authorities allegedly found narcotics, weapons and wildlife remains in his home.

We'll have the latest on a death investigation where a man was found dead in a pickup truck in a parking lot in Advance.

President Barack Obama last week rolled out a plan to vastly expand government-funded early childhood schooling. Allison Twaits tells us what southern Ill. pre-schools think about the idea.

A $30,000 reward is being offered by several agencies and a business in connection to a Portageville business fire that caused damage back in January.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says a Cape Girardeau man was put behind bars in Scott County on sexual related charges in connection to a nursing home visit.

Todd Richards has Heartland Hoops scores and highlights.

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