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Major budget cuts looming, Heartland Devastation: one year later, puppy-napping caught on tape

Major federal budget cuts are set to hit Friday. Major federal budget cuts are set to hit Friday.
Drew Peterson is now in a Heartland jail. Drew Peterson is now in a Heartland jail.
The search is on for a new Pope. The search is on for a new Pope.
A man has been arrested in connection to a 2012 Paducah bank robbery. A man has been arrested in connection to a 2012 Paducah bank robbery.

Good Friday morning to you!

We've made it to March, but the winter weather hasn't left us quite yet. As I drove into the station this morning, there was light snow falling!

We'll have updates throughout the Breakfast Show and at kfvs12.com/weather about whether this cold precipitation will be with us for a while or if it will be short lived.

New on the Breakfast Show, a man is now in jail for a bank robbery in Paducah last year.

On the national stage, the sequester is the big focus as major federal budget cuts are set to kick in Friday. We'll have the latest details and what this could mean for you and your family.

Starting at 5, we'll have Tyler Profilet and Carly O'Keefe with live coverage from Harrisburg as we remember the devastating tornado that hit that area one year ago this week. Throughout the Breakfast Show you can also catch our coverage from the scene of last year's tragedy as it unfolded.

Also, President Obama is urging California officials to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage.

Join us for Heartland Health headlines around 5:50 including the increase in use of electronic cigarettes.

Click here or tune in around 6:25 for details on Drew Peterson being jailed in the Heartland.

Catch our 12 minute, commercial free block of news starting at 6:45 every morning. Today we'll be talking about the search for a new Pope, what the Harrisburg area is doing to move forward from last year's tornado devastation and we'll have the full Heartland forecast for you.

Head over to kfvs12.com for details on a puppy-napping caught on tape, what Kentucky is doing to fight hunger in the state and which unemployment offices will be closing in Illinois on Friday.

Join us at kfvs12.com for our live stream of the Breakfast Show every morning.

You may want to leave yourself some extra time this morning as light snowfall throughout the area may cause you a slight delay on your way to work and/or school.

I hope you have a great Friday and that you enjoy your weekend!

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

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