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Man accused of sexually assaulting dog wants dog back, Carbondale interim mayor named

Don Monty was chosen as the interim mayor in a 6-0 vote at the council meeting this evening. (Source: Arnold Wyrick, Heartland News multimedia journalist) Don Monty was chosen as the interim mayor in a 6-0 vote at the council meeting this evening. (Source: Arnold Wyrick, Heartland News multimedia journalist)
No people were injured, but three dogs didn't make it out of a garage and greenhouse fire in Paducah. (Source: Kadee Brosseau, Heartland News multimedia journalist) No people were injured, but three dogs didn't make it out of a garage and greenhouse fire in Paducah. (Source: Kadee Brosseau, Heartland News multimedia journalist)
The Mt. Vernon school board met tonight to discuss other options after plans for their new high school already put them over budget. The Mt. Vernon school board met tonight to discuss other options after plans for their new high school already put them over budget.
Officials say the chances of chemicals traveling down the Ohio River from West Virginia are slim they'll reach the drinking water in Paducah, Ky. Officials say the chances of chemicals traveling down the Ohio River from West Virginia are slim they'll reach the drinking water in Paducah, Ky.

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A Butler County man is accused of sexually abusing a dog. Now, he's fighting to have the dog returned him. Todd Tumminia will have more on this bizarre story tonight, on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Arnold Wyrick was in Carbondale today for the council meeting that will determine who the new interim mayor will be. The council voted and chose Don Monty, 6-0. He will begin Feb. 4.

Crews were on the scene of a fire in Paducah Tuesday evening. Tammy White lives in the mobile home located on Husband Road and said the garage and greenhouse went up in flames. You can click here for more on the story.

Plans for Mt. Vernon's new high school are already $6 million over budget. The school board will meet tonight to find ways to stay on target with their $72 million budget. Allison Twaits was at the meeting, she'll have more on what they decided tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

As remains from the chemical spill in West Virginia make their way down the Ohio River, cities around the river are getting prepared. If contaminants remain in the water, they'd reach Paducah by Wednesday afternoon. Kadee Brosseau talked to Paducah water officials today. They say the good news is the chances of these chemicals reaching the drinking water in Paducah are slim, however they say they've taken some extra precautions just in case.

A trip to Columbia, Mo. paid off handsomely for an east-central Missouri man. Bryan Boudria, of Sullivan, won $2 million earlier this month by playing "Mega Monopoly." He bought the ticket at Mosers convenience store, while on down time from a program he was attending at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.

In national news, authorities braved subzero temperatures and the threat of an unstable structure Tuesday to recover the body of a worker killed in the collapse of an Omaha manufacturing plant. Federal investigators began trying to determine what caused the industrial accident that killed two and injured 17.

A shooter at Purdue University killed one person at the electrical engineering building Tuesday. Police have a male suspect in custody. Provost Tim Sands said someone had died but did not reveal the identity of anyone involved.

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Utah over the issue of gay marriage, saying the official decision to stop granting benefits for newly married same-sex couples has created wrenching uncertainty. The lawsuit filed Tuesday said the state has put hundreds of gay and lesbian couples in legal limbo and prevented them from getting key protections for themselves and their children.

Amber Ruch
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