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'Stormin' Norman' laid to rest, full face transplant, Voting Rights Act called into question

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf will be laid to rest Thursday. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf will be laid to rest Thursday.
New talks on a potential Ky. Senate run for Ashley Judd. New talks on a potential Ky. Senate run for Ashley Judd.
Hostess products could soon be back in stores after bids for a buyout. Hostess products could soon be back in stores after bids for a buyout.
A vigil was held in Harrisburg Wednesday night in memory of tornado victims. A vigil was held in Harrisburg Wednesday night in memory of tornado victims.

Good last morning of February to you!

March kicks off tomorrow and that means Spring is just around the corner. I don't know about you, but I can't wait for warmer temperatures.

There's lots of local and national headlines we're working to bring you this morning, both on the Breakfast Show and at kfvs12.com.

The big national story we've been closely watching is the countdown to major budget cuts in Washington. We'll have full details on the sequester.

Also this morning, portions of the Voting Rights Act are coming into question.

At 5, we'll have the story of a young boy bringing a loaded gun to a Tennessee school, twice.

Carly O'Keefe will be live from the Williamson County Airport throughout the morning giving you details about how the sequester could affect air traffic control towers.

Then, new on the Breakfast Show, we'll have coverage of the candlelight vigil held in Harrisburg to remember those lost in the tornado one year ago this week.

General Norman Schwarzkopf will be laid to rest Thursday.

We'll have Heartland Health headlines around 5:45 including a risk factor for babies born to overweight mothers.

At 6:05, catch the story of a sweet treat soldiers overseas will be receiving through a generous donation.

Also, a woman receives a full face transplant after burns caused major damage to her face.

Catch our 12 minute, commercial free block of news, weather and information starting at 6:45 every morning on the Breakfast Show. This morning we'll have details on the Wednesday night crash in Scott County that injured four people, bids made to purchase Hostess products and of course all the latest information on what we can expect for weather in the Heartland.

Head to kfvs12.com for stories on programs impacted by Illinois budget cuts, Ashley Judd's potential run for U.S. Senate in Ky., and prostitution solicited over social media.

We'll be live on air and also online through our stream at kfvs12.com so you can join us wherever you are.

I hope you have a great Thursday!

Jen Baird
Digital Content Producer
KFVS12-Heartland News
jenniferbaird@kfvs12.com

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