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Winter Weather Watch - School board member faces weapons charge - Fire truck rolls over

Extremely cold temperatures and wind chill factors are in the forecast. Extremely cold temperatures and wind chill factors are in the forecast.
Court papers show the son of the mayor of a southern Illinois town is facing a felony weapons charge. Court papers show the son of the mayor of a southern Illinois town is facing a felony weapons charge.
This fire engine rolled over responding to a fire Friday afternoon (Source: Mollie Lair). This fire engine rolled over responding to a fire Friday afternoon (Source: Mollie Lair).

Good afternoon. Here are the stories we are working on for Heartland News at 5 & 6:

Meteorologist Bob Reeves says there is a Winter Storm WATCH beginning Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon for most of the Heartland. Bob says Snow amounts may change, but the dangerous wind chills are likely. Tune into his first forecast tonight at 5:00.

Extreme cold temperatures can cause water pipes to burst. Mollie Lair has tips on what you can do to protect your home tonight at 5:02.

Have you ever wondered what happens to the homeless during the extreme cold? Rachel Gartner tells us where they go to stay warm.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is urging residents to take advantage of the state's warming centers as temperatures across the state are forecast to dip to unsafe lows.

Frostbite and hypothermia are a concern during extreme cold.

And, some pet owners in Missouri are being told to keep their animals inside.

Find information on how to download our mobile weather app for your device here.

A fire truck rolled over on the way to structure fire off County Road 618 Friday afternoon in Cape Girardeau County.

Can you be addicted to food? One doctor says yes. Tune in at 5:22 to hear more.

General Mills will now making the original Cheerios without ingredients containing GMO's.

What can you do to save money on your heating bill? Tune in at 6:02 to find out.

A Pinckneyville school board member is facing a felony weapons charge.

Mizzou takes on Okla. State in the Cotton Bowl tonight. Todd Richards previews the match up.

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James Long
Kfvs12.com Digital Content Producer
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