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Woman dies after fire - Homeless shelter saved - Type A flu cases reported

A woman has died after a fire in Dexter Wednesday morning (Source: MGN Online). A woman has died after a fire in Dexter Wednesday morning (Source: MGN Online).
A southern Ill. homeless shelter was saved by a huge donation (Source: Marc Manera, MGN Online) A southern Ill. homeless shelter was saved by a huge donation (Source: Marc Manera, MGN Online)
More Type A flu cases are being reported in the Heartland (Source: MGN Online) More Type A flu cases are being reported in the Heartland (Source: MGN Online)

Bob Reeves says parts of the Heartland are under winter weather advisory. He will have the details tonight at 5:05.

Several Amtrak round trips from Chicago to Carbondale have been canceled due to winter weather.

Here an updated list of school closings for Thursday.

A woman has died after a fire in Dexter.

A crack in the chimney is being blamed for a fire in Pinckneyville. And a Murphysboro home was destroyed after fire fighters rescued a mom and her small child.

The cause of death for an 85-year-old KY man is consistent with hypothermia due to exposure to the extreme cold, according to authorities.

Health officials are expecting an increase in flu-related hospitalizations and deaths in Illinois with cases now reported widely. Mollie Lair has more on the increasing Type-A flu cases in the Heartland tonight at 6.

According to Captain Ronnie Amick, the Salvation Army is still $100,000 short of their goal of $384,000. 

Main Street in Scott City closed Wednesday morning due to a water main break.

A homeless shelter in Harrisburg was saved from closing its doors by a huge donation. Allison Twaits has details at 5:02.

A U.S. Navy helicopter has crashed off the coast of Virginia. Out of a crew of five, one is still missing.

The main Murray State (MSU) campus is closed through at least Wednesday night due to water damage according to the university. Kadee Brosseau has an up-close look tonight at 6:03.

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