An SUV crashed into a daycare on Main Street in Portageville Thursday afternoon. Two children were taken to a local hospital as a precaution after glass was found on them, according to Portageville Chief of Police Ronnie Adams. Todd Tumminia was on the scene today and will have more on this story tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
Two families in the St. Louis area felt they had exhausted all their options when it came to their kids and bullying. So, they turned to the court. Restraining orders may be the next step for students dealing with dangerous classmates. Mollie Lair talked to a prosecuting attorney about the legal action. You can click here for the story.
If you're looking for a new diet to start out the New Year, there are a few fad diets out there from which you might want to stay away. Several weight-loss companies, like Sensa, are facing false advertising charges. Kadee Brosseau talked to dieticians and people in the Heartland who have used the products. You can click here to see what they had to say.
The Creal Springs Water Department is keeping busy turning folks' water on and off to prevent pipes from bursting. Allison Twaits talked to Jeff Marks, a Creal Springs utility worker. He's been busy answering calls day and night.
Several boil water orders are in effect for communities throughout the Heartland. You can click here to check the list.
Now that most of the roads are clear, county highway departments are adding up the costs of this storm. Rachel Gartner talked to Williamson County Highway Engineer Greg Smothers today. He said they were dealing with some unique conditions for our area.
Paducah police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who they say robbed FNB Bank on 630 Jefferson Street Thursday afternoon. The suspect is described as a white female in her late 40s to early 50s, medium to heavy build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black gloves.
In national news, scientists say Americans are becoming weather wimps. As the world turns, the United States is getting fewer cold spells like the one that gripped much of the nation this week. So when a deep freeze strikes, scientists say, it seems more unprecedented than it really is.
Matthew Barnett has apologized to Daisy Coleman and her family, and entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge as part of a rape investigation that made national headlines. He must pay $1,800 in restitution to Coleman's family, which will be used to provide mental health counseling for the girl.