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Federal sequester, Ga. billboard makes kids cry, Honey Boo Boo Girl Scout controversy

Some don't understand the federal sequester, others don't care. Find out how it could affect you. Some don't understand the federal sequester, others don't care. Find out how it could affect you.
Children at a Norcross, Ga. daycare are said to be scared of a neighboring billboard. Children at a Norcross, Ga. daycare are said to be scared of a neighboring billboard.
Honey Boo Boo's Girl Scout Cookie sales are causing a bit of a controversy. Honey Boo Boo's Girl Scout Cookie sales are causing a bit of a controversy.
The Harrisburg mayor reflects on one year after the Leap Day tornado. The Harrisburg mayor reflects on one year after the Leap Day tornado.
The Ridgway Catholic Church in Harrisburg is ready to rebuild after the EF-4 tornado demolished it a year ago. The Ridgway Catholic Church in Harrisburg is ready to rebuild after the EF-4 tornado demolished it a year ago.

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Some are confused and others just don't care. Sequestration is the across-the-board trim to reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion in the next decade. Many have taken to social media for varying reasons – from the expectation that another political quarrel will eventually end in a deal, to media hype, to some really not knowing what it is. The effects won't be seen March 1. However, they will become visible in the weeks and months that follow it if the Democrats and Republicans can't reach a compromise.

You can click here for our story about how the budget cuts could affect you. Watch tonight at 9 and 10 when Christy Millweard brings us more on who will see the effects.

For everything we have online about the Federal Sequester, you can click here to visit our page on KFVS12.com.

In other news, Sheriff's deputies are investigating copper wiring thefts near Caruthersville and Portageville. Deputies say they have taken two separate reports of stolen copper wiring.

Police are investigating the possibility that a mother killed her two children before dying in a fire she set in the bedroom of the family's southwest Missouri home.

A dentist's billboard ad in Norcross, Ga. has many children in tears at a neighboring daycare, according to the daycare director. Parents even say it made their children cry.

Did you all get your Girl Scout Cookie fix? A controversy is stirring over Honey Boo Boo's Girl Scout Cookie sales. The Girl Scout Program in Historic Georgia asked the Thompson family to remove a photo from their fan page. The photo was made by a fan and included Alana, or "Honey Boo Boo," and used a Girl Scout logo.

Tomorrow on the Breakfast Show, Tyler Profilet will feature "Disaster in the Heartland: One Year Later" to commemorate the Leap Day tornado in Harrisburg last year. You can click here to visit our Disaster in the Heartland page featuring slideshows, video and stories about this event over the past year.

Make sure you watch the Breakfast Show for more on these two stories:

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Gregg reflects on tornado one year later. He says about 80 percent of the homes destroyed in the tornado have been rebuilt.

The 118-year-old Ridgway Catholic church is ready to rebuild after it was brought down by an EF-4 tornado one year ago.

Have a great evening!

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

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