(KFVS) - Good morning, it is Tuesday, January 12.
Some might need to break out the ice scrapers for their car windows this morning.
It is a cold and frosty start to Tuesday.
Wake-up temps are very cold in the low-to-mid 20s, with a few areas near Mt. Vernon in the teens.
This afternoon will be sunny and warmer!
Winds out of the southwest will help warm up the Heartland into the mid-to-upper 40s. Some areas in southeast Missouri could reach 50.
Tonight will be mostly clear to party cloudy with temps again dipping back into the 20s.
Sunny and warmer conditions stick around for the next few days with highs in the low 50s.
The next chance for rain, and maybe a few snowflakes, comes towards the end of the week.
- A judge has granted a stay in what was slated to be the U.S. government’s first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades — a Kansas woman who killed an expectant mother in Missouri, cut the baby from her womb and passed off the newborn as her own.
- Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency.
- The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.
- Two U.S. Capitol Police officers have been suspended as a result of their actions during last week’s attack on the Capitol.
- Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced his Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution (TAPP) launched a statewide human trafficking awareness and training campaign titled “Your Eyes Save Lives.”
- Individuals can now sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine in Cape Giradeau, even if you are not in high risk category or a health care worker.
- Small business owners can now start applying for new paycheck protection loans.
- A 93-year-old high school gym in the Heartland is receiving a major facelift.
- Twitter has been on an enforcement spree, suspending more than 70,000 accounts for promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory since Friday.
- Social media giant Facebook has announced new restrictions on content following violent demonstrations among supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol last week.
- A baby boy from New York is getting ready to celebrate his first birthday, a milestone he was not guaranteed but reached after surviving both a liver disease and COVID-19. His mother is hopeful he’ll see many more.