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Cold weather puts businesses on ice, neighbor helps save mother and son from fire

Lloyd Norris, 61, from Cairo won $208,000 in the Missouri Lottery recently. (Source: Missouri Lottery) Lloyd Norris, 61, from Cairo won $208,000 in the Missouri Lottery recently. (Source: Missouri Lottery)
Every student at Cape Central High School received a laptop Wednesday as part of the 1:1 program. Every student at Cape Central High School received a laptop Wednesday as part of the 1:1 program.
The Murray State University campus will reopen Thursday after busted water pipes caused it to shut down. The Murray State University campus will reopen Thursday after busted water pipes caused it to shut down.

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Downtown areas all over the country are taking a hit thanks to mother nature. Todd Tumminia talked to some about what they're doing to keep their businesses running in the cold weather. He'll have the story tonight on Heartland News.

The quick thinking of a neighbor and the Murphsyboro Fire Department are credited with saving a mother and her son from a burning home. Arnold Wryick talked to the family about their scary experience. Watch the story tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

It was only a few months ago a homeless shelter in Harrisburg nearly shut its doors because of funding. Today, it's open and people in need have somewhere to go in these frigid temperatures. Allison Twaits had the story. You can click here for more.

Runny nose, fever and fatigue are all symptoms of the flu and something we all want to avoid. But some local clinics are seeing an increase in confirmed flu cases. Mollie Lair talked to health officials about how you can keep your family healthy.

University officials say the Murray State campus will reopen Thursday, January 9 at 7 a.m. Busted water pipes had caused the university to shut down. Kadee Brosseau went to Murray and talked to students and professors about the closure. You can click here for the story.

Every student at Cape Central High School now has his or her own personal computer. The laptops were passed out as part of the schools 1:1 program.

A Cairo, Ill. man won $208,000 in the Missouri Lottery recently. Lloyd Norris is a dedicated lottery player. He lives in Illinois, works in Missouri and lives close enough to Kentucky that he plays the lottery in all three states.

Power at the Vienna Correctional Center went out at 5:02 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. According to the IDOC, there were no issues with inmates, inadequate heat and the "break" is being fixed. You can click here for the story.

A Franklin County man was arrested for allegedly grooming and indecent solicitation of a minor. According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Lucas D. Jones, 22, was using the internet to talk with a minor for the purposes of engaging in sexual relations.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Wednesday that Honeywell International, Inc. has been ordered to pay a civil penalty of $90,000 after three dangerous releases of hydrogen fluoride at its Metropolis, Ill. plant. The company also completed a series of system upgrades as required by Madigan and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

In national news, Macy's Inc. is cutting 2,500 jobs as part of a reorganization to sustain its profitability. Shares rose 5.5 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday. The announcement comes on the heels of a strong holiday shopping season for the department store chain, which also runs the higher-end Bloomingdale's chain.

Northerners thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple of days. A solar flare the sun shot out Tuesday should arrive at Earth early Thursday, shaking up Earth's magnetic field and expanding the Aurora Borealis south. It's possible that it will be seen as far south as Colorado and central Illinois. You can click here for more, including when the best time to watch it would probably be.

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