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Social media post offers child for adoption, Grand Tower meeting on levee

A meeting was held in Grand Tower, Ill. Monday to decide what to do if the levee surrounding them breaks. A meeting was held in Grand Tower, Ill. Monday to decide what to do if the levee surrounding them breaks.
IDOT crews are dealing with several potholes on roads and interstates after the recent winter storm. IDOT crews are dealing with several potholes on roads and interstates after the recent winter storm.
Four people were honored as heroes at a banquet in Potosi, Mo. on Saturday. (Photo credit: The Independent-Journal) Four people were honored as heroes at a banquet in Potosi, Mo. on Saturday. (Photo credit: The Independent-Journal)
Kely Y. Arbuckle was convicted of first degree murder and three other counts on Monday by a Jackson County Circuit Jury. (Source: Carbondale Police Department) Kely Y. Arbuckle was convicted of first degree murder and three other counts on Monday by a Jackson County Circuit Jury. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

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Several of you contacted us about a social media post that allegedly offers a child up for adoption. Todd Tumminia looked into if this was even legal or not. Watch the story on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

The people of Grand Tower, Ill. and the surrounding area will gather to discuss what to do if the levee protecting them should break. Right now, a huge pile of rocks is the only thing standing between the big Muddy River and the town. Arnold Wyrick attended a meeting there and will have more on this tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

A Carbondale man was convicted Monday, January 13 by a Jackson County Circuit Jury of first degree murder in Murphysboro, Ill. Kely Y. Arbuckle, 25, was also convicted on three other counts.

Students on Southern Illinois University's campus are starting the first day of the spring semester, but many had trouble getting to class on time. This, as Amtrak tries to deal with those still stuck from last week's winter storm. Allison Twaits talked to students about the delay. You can click here for the story.

Road crews across Illinois are working to fill potholes that have popped up on roads after last week's blast of winter weather. Rachel Gartner talked to IDOT officials about the needed repairs.

As we get older, experts say it's important that we not only keep our bodies moving, but also our minds. Kadee Brosseau talked to residents at Auburn Creek Assisting Living in Cape Girardeau about the "mind exercises" they participate in every day.

Since shows like "16 and Pregnant" and its spinoffs have aired, the teenage birthrate in the United States has dropped nearly 6 percent or more than 20,000 births to teenage mothers in 2010, according to an article in "The New York Times." Director Kim Sellers at Birthright in Cape Girardeau said they have seen an increase in pregnancy of all ages over the last couple of years.

Four people were recognized as heroes at a banquet dinner in Potosi, Mo. on Saturday for their efforts in rescuing a man from a fiery crash. The crash was near Highway 21 and Route CC on Oct. 28, 2013.

Illinois is creating a statewide system to regulate access to firearms by people who have mental health problems. The Department of Human Services unveiled an online database Monday that will be used to compile information about people a professional deems a "clear and present danger" to themselves or others.

In national news, the New Jersey Assembly announced it's launching a new investigation into the George Washington Bridge closings scandal. Two of Governor Chris Christie's aides are accused of ordering lane closures at the nation's busiest bridge as political payback to the mayor of Fort Lee.

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