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Federal sequester could affect health care and head start, MoDOT issues no travel advisory ahead of another winter storm

The Federal sequester will affect citizens nationwide in more ways than one if a deal isn't reached by March 1. The Federal sequester will affect citizens nationwide in more ways than one if a deal isn't reached by March 1.
A house fire in Chaffee Monday afternoon is called a total loss. A house fire in Chaffee Monday afternoon is called a total loss.
MoDOT has issued a "no travel advisory" as another winter storm moves into the state. MoDOT has issued a "no travel advisory" as another winter storm moves into the state.
Poplar Bluff students will be featured on a CNN special with Anderson Cooper about bullying. Poplar Bluff students will be featured on a CNN special with Anderson Cooper about bullying.
Officials say a subcontractor suspected of rupturing a natural gas line that caused the deadly explosion in Kansas City did not have an approved permit for work. Officials say a subcontractor suspected of rupturing a natural gas line that caused the deadly explosion in Kansas City did not have an approved permit for work.

Good evening,

The sequester will affect many come March 1 if Washington lawmakers can't reach a deal. One of the hardest hit areas will be public health. Allison Twaits spoke with people today at several programs about what they are doing to prepare. If you missed her story at 5, you can watch tonight at 9 and 10 for more.

More than 22,000 Missouri families benefit from head start and early head programs. Todd Tumminia talked with program directors about how the sequester could affect them. You can watch it at 10.

For everything online about the Federal sequester, click here.

The Missouri House committee has rejected Gov. Jay Nixon's proposal to expand Medicaid coverage by a party-line vote.

One person was arrested Monday evening after Cape Girardeau police received a report of shots fired on Bloomfield and Hanover Streets.

Crews responded to a house fire in Chaffee Monday afternoon. Captain Bob Sanders says the house is most likely a total loss.

MoDOT has issued a "no travel advisory" as another major winter storm heads towards the state. They say this storm will affect western, northern and central portions of Missouri.

Make sure you watch at 9 and 10 for the latest local forecast with Bob Reeves.

Holly Brantley went to Poplar Bluff today where students will be featured in the CNN special "The Bully Effect: An Anderson Cooper Special." If you missed it at 6, you can click here for more as Holly explains why students feel this movement is so important.

According to Kansas City, Mo. officials, a cable company subcontractor suspected of rupturing a natural gas line before the ddeadly restaurant explosion last week didn't have an approved permit for work.

I hope you all have a great night!

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

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