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Study shows more gun violence in Mo., man's stolen dog tags returned years later, pistol-packing purses all the rage

With no deal from Congress, budget cuts go into effect today. With no deal from Congress, budget cuts go into effect today.
Lilly Adams and Noah Adams from Cape Girardeau were found dead in a house fire in Springfield over the weekend. (Source: family member) Lilly Adams and Noah Adams from Cape Girardeau were found dead in a house fire in Springfield over the weekend. (Source: family member)
Illinois House passes the ban of cell phone use while driving. Illinois House passes the ban of cell phone use while driving.
Johnston City police officer claims he was hit by the police chief after a verbal altercation. Johnston City police officer claims he was hit by the police chief after a verbal altercation.
This Texas woman says the demand for her unique, pistol-packing purses forced her to quit her job as a nurse. (Source: KCBD) This Texas woman says the demand for her unique, pistol-packing purses forced her to quit her job as a nurse. (Source: KCBD)

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Billions of dollars in across-the-board budget cuts go into effect today. With no deal on Capitol Hill to avoid the cuts, everything from defense to education will be impacted by the cuts. You can click here for our page that includes everything sequester –related. Make sure you tune it at 9 and 10 for more.

A new study claims Missouri's gun-friendly policies have increased gun violence. You can click here to read the story and join the conversation on our Facebook page about this study. Christy Millweard will bring you local reaction tonight at 9 and 10, you can click here to see what she found.

A love story, a stolen wallet and several determined women came together in Kennett today in a meeting only fate could create. And it was all centered around a pair of dog tags! Click here for more on this story by Holly Brantley.

Yesterday we brought you the story about two children and their mother found dead in a house fire in Springfield over the weekend. Today, we tell you the family had just moved there from Cape Girardeau. Crystal Britt has more on this tragic story.

Work continues on the Mississippi-Ohio River confluence projects. Corps of Engineers officials say the phase two contract is currently 97 percent complete.

The Illinois House of Representatives voted today to approve to ban the use of cell phones while driving. The bill now heads to the Senate.

Also in Illinois, a police officer claims that he was hit by the Johnston City police chief after a verbal altercation. You can click here for more on the story.

A former nurse in Texas is receiving national attention for her pistol-packing purses. She says the demand for her uniquely-designed bags has skyrocketed over the recent months to the point where she had to quit her job as a nurse.

A Georgia woman has filed a paternity lawsuit against NBA legend and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan.

It's Friday during Lent and for some that means a fish fry. Let us know the dates, times, locations and menus of the Lent fish dinners in your area! We'd love to include the information and some photos online. Click here for more information and to see the fish fry events we do have listed.

That's all for now, have a great weekend!

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

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