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Cameras on trains, more storm sirens in Cape Girardeau area

A Jackson, Mo. woman is facing charges in connection to a Scott County woman's death. A Jackson, Mo. woman is facing charges in connection to a Scott County woman's death.
A man who is facing charges in connection with his mother's murder made his first court appearance on Wednesday. A man who is facing charges in connection with his mother's murder made his first court appearance on Wednesday.
Braden Presley is in the sixth grade. He says he's been a victim of bullying since kindergarten. Braden Presley is in the sixth grade. He says he's been a victim of bullying since kindergarten.
Perryville community honors wrecker driver killed in accident over the weekend. Perryville community honors wrecker driver killed in accident over the weekend.
Tim Tebow's chances of staying with Patriots uncertain. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Tim Tebow's chances of staying with Patriots uncertain. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Two American freight companies are trying to make sure distracted employees aren't an issue on their trains. The companies want to put cameras in the locomotives to keep tabs on employees. Tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10, Todd Tumminia will have more on if this could help eliminate crashes like the one that made national news in Scott County.

You've heard the siren sound letting you know a storm is coming, but what about the people who don't get the chance to hear the siren. Christy Millweard talked to county officials about how more sirens could help their residents. You can click here to read more.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says a Jackson, Mo. woman is facing charges in connection to a Scott County woman's death. Tiffany R. Warner, 24, was charged with felony tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution.

The man and boyfriend of Tiffany R. Warner is facing charges in his mother's murder. He made his first court appearance today. Neil Howland, 25, heard the charges against him and a judge set a second court date for September 2013.

Braden Presley is in the sixth grade. He says he's been a victim of bullying since kindergarten. Kadee Brosseau talked to Braden and his mom about the bullying. She also talked to school officials, who say they follow state guidelines to prevent it. You can click here to read more.

Allison Twaits talked to a Kentucky girl also on a mission to stop bullying in her state. Earlier this month, she won the Kentucky Youth Volunteer Service Award and was one of three Kentuckians to win the regional Kohl's Cares Scholarship. You can click here to continue reading.

The Perryville community honored a wrecker driver known throughout the area who was killed in a tragic accident over the weekend. Michael Schmidt, owner of Schmidt Wrecker Service, died after getting caught under a tractor trailer while he was trying to load it on a wrecker.

The major motion picture "Gone Girl" is looking for triplets between the ages of two and three years for a part in the film. Interested parents are asked to bring their children on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to the Rose Theatre Auditorium.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says Route W will be closed while contractor crews complete pavement construction. This section of road is located between Lexington Avenue and Lynwood Hills Drive in Cape Girardeau. It will be closed Aug. 28-30 and again Sept. 3-7.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has awarded $50,000 in funding to the Board of Trustees at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The funding will implement a strategy to stimulate jobs and economic growth.

In national news, authorities say former teen heartthrob David Cassidy was pulled over in upstate New York for failing to dim his headlights and charged with DWI after tests showed his blood-alcohol content at .10, higher that the state's legal limit of .08.

Tim Tebow walked off the practice field with no reporters blocking his path to the locker room. Finally, a few strolled up for a 90-second interview that moved on to longer chats with other Patriots. Ten weeks into what could be his last shot at staying in the NFL; Tebow seems to be on the roster bubble. He is simply trying to make the team now, but has played poorly in to exhibition games.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com

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