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Some in the Heartland without power for third day, Peace Walk at Southeast campus, MIT gunman a hoax

A little over 2,000 still without power for third day after winter storm. (Source: Bob and Leone Proffer, cNews) A little over 2,000 still without power for third day after winter storm. (Source: Bob and Leone Proffer, cNews)
Students at Southeast Missouri State University marched Saturday to spread a message of diversity. (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News) Students at Southeast Missouri State University marched Saturday to spread a message of diversity. (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News)
A description of the suspect said to be trying to lure children into a van in several different cases. A description of the suspect said to be trying to lure children into a van in several different cases.
Several air traffic control towers at small airports, including Carbondale, could be shut down. Several air traffic control towers at small airports, including Carbondale, could be shut down.
A father in Texas is suing his son's school for violation of his Fourth Amendment rights. (Source: KTRE) A father in Texas is suing his son's school for violation of his Fourth Amendment rights. (Source: KTRE)

Good afternoon,

Todd Tumminia will be bringing us more on people in the Heartland still without power three days after the winter storm. Black River Electric Co-op says power has been returned for nearly 10,000 customers as of Saturday morning, but there is an estimated 2,400 homes that remain in the dark.

Students at Southeast Missouri State University gathered this afternoon for the 3rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Walk. They walked from Houck Stadium, to the Show Me Center and back to spread a message of diversity.

A fire Friday night at a Herrin duplex is being investigated. No one was injured and the cause has not yet been determined. One of the families was not home at the time of the fire, and the other family made it out safely.

One driver is dead and another injured after a wrong-way crash on I-55. The crash happened early Saturday when a car headed south in the northbound lanes collided with another car.

In national news, the Ohio Attorney General is warning parents about multiple child enticement attempts that appear to be by the same suspect. The suspect approaches girls and boys between 9 and 15 while driving a white, windowless panel van. The AG says this has been reported in Ohio, West Virginia and Michigan for the past several months. Agents are working to see if the incidents are connected.

The Federal Aviation Administration is planning on making some cuts in spending and air traffic control towers at nine Illinois airports, including Carbondale, could be shut down if no deal is reached in Washington to avert federal spending cuts.

A father in Texas is suing his son's school, saying faculty violated the boy's Fourth Amendment rights. The lawsuit comes two weeks after the principal and nurse checked every fourth-grader for evidence to find out who had defecated on the gym floor.

Authorities in Massachusetts say a report of a gunman on the MIT campus was a hoax and there is no threat to public safety. A spokeswoman says the university also called of a campus-wide lockdown.

Your strange story of the day is police in Maryville, Ill. are searching for a suspect they say stole cash from an ATM while wearing camo and goggles. They say the suspect then left the scene on an ATV.

Have a great weekend!

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS

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