It's a boy! Power outage, curriculum changes, dairy cows - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

It's a boy! Power outage, curriculum changes, dairy cows

Card released by Royal Family to celebrate birth of the Prince. Card released by Royal Family to celebrate birth of the Prince.
Around 800 Ameren customers near Cape Girardeau were without power Monday afternoon. Around 800 Ameren customers near Cape Girardeau were without power Monday afternoon.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill expanding Medicaid to cover low-income Illinois adults who don't have children at home. Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill expanding Medicaid to cover low-income Illinois adults who don't have children at home.

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In case you missed it, it's a boy! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a son weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces at 4:24 p.m. in London. We have all the Royal Baby Boy info you need to know on our Royal Baby page.

We think we have some pretty special Heartland princes and princesses out there. Send your royal baby's pictures to cnews@kfvs12.com and we'll create a slideshow!

Several hundred Ameren Missouri customers are without power in Cape Girardeau.

In Cape Girardeau, teachers are preparing for some changes in the classroom. This, as the district aligns with a new set of state standards. Kadee Brosseau talked with some of those teachers today and tells us more on Heartland News at Five.

As the heat turns up in the Heartland, it's harder for people who have to work outdoors. But it's also harder on farm animals, especially dairy cows and that could end up affecting your pocket book. Tyler Profilet visited a dairy farm in Cape Girardeau and tells us how much the heat affects the cows.

Bob Reeves tells us how hot to expect the weather this week.

Allison Twaits went to Metropolis, Illinois today to learn about a flood buyout discussion.

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill expanding Medicaid to cover low-income Illinois adults who don't have children at home - a big part of President Barack Obama's health care law.

An East Prairie, Missouri woman faces charges after the Mississippi County sheriff says she rammed her vehicle into a farmer's truck, smashed out his windows with a crowbar and hit him in the face.

Scheduled for heart surgery? A new study suggests you might fare better or worse depending on the moon's cycle at the time of the procedure.

George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, officials said today.

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