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Cold temperatures connected to brush fires, latest on shooting near Carbondale school

Police responded to a scene of a shooting near a Carbondale school on Monday. Police responded to a scene of a shooting near a Carbondale school on Monday.
Cape Girardeau police have released a description of a suspect in the Saturday night shooting at the Arena Building. Cape Girardeau police have released a description of a suspect in the Saturday night shooting at the Arena Building.
The Alaska Department of Transportation says the snow-slides have buried the town's only land route in or out the Richardson Highway. (Source: CNN) The Alaska Department of Transportation says the snow-slides have buried the town's only land route in or out the Richardson Highway. (Source: CNN)

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We've had several brush fires the past few days including more today. Todd Tumminia looked into how the cold temperatures could be aiding the fires. He'll have more on this tonight on Heartland News.

One person was shot after an altercation near a school in Carbondale. Police Chief Jody O'Guinn said they were called to the Rebound High School campus shortly before noon on Monday. Arnold Wyrick will have more on this tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Cape Girardeau police have released a description of a suspect in a Saturday night shooting at the Arena Building that injured two people. Kadee Brosseau showed us around the scene of the shooting. You can click here for more on this story.

When it comes to the rules of the road, a new report says Illinois takes the top spot for the best traffic safety laws. Allison Twaits talked to Rep. John D'Amico and a co-owner of Black Diamon Harley Davidson on where the state could still improve in traffic safety.

Amtrak is running on a limited schedule because of cold weather in central and northern Illinois. The passenger rail service said Monday that it would cancel more than a dozen trains on Tuesday. Other trains will still be in service.

Gov. Pat Quinn has declared a propane supply emergency in Illinois. Wet fall weather and recent cold spells have combined to put a pinch on Illinois' propane supplies causing distribution problems across the state.

In national news, avalanches have cut off thousands of Alaskans living in a remote coastal town. Images from an oil pipeline company show the avalanche damage surrounding Valdez.

A proposal to name part of a highway in St. Joseph after late television news icon Walter Cronkite is expected to go before a joint transportation committee in the Missouri Legislature this week.

Amber Ruch
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aruch@kfvs12.com
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