Gun jewelry, area businesses closing, man ordered to stop having kids

Bangle bracelet from Jewelry for a Cause
Bangle bracelet from Jewelry for a Cause
Several Carbondale, Ill. businesses closing down
Several Carbondale, Ill. businesses closing down

It's a chilly morning all across the Heartland! But we're officially on the downhill slide for the week and the weekend is right around the corner.

This morning on the Breakfast Show we've got a lot of great stories headed your way. Here's what we're working on:

The big interest this morning is the wintry weather that could be moving into your area overnight and into Friday. We'll have your latest forecasts and weather alerts on air and online. You can also download our free KFVS weather app on your smart phone to stay up-to-date while you're on-the-go.

Plus, several Carbondale restaurants are closing down as well as a well-known Cape Girardeau pizza parlor. Tune in to see if you'll have to find another favorite place to eat.

A company in Connecticut called 'Jewelry For a Cause' makes jewelry out of illegal guns taken off the streets of Newark, N.J. and donates the proceeds to charity.

The Pentagon is said to be lifting its ban of women in combat. The announcement is expected to be made later today. This would open up thousands of new positions to women in the armed forces.

North Korea has announced more warnings of nuclear tests that they say could potentially be directed at the United States. 

Do you have a hard time deciphering the labels on your food? The government is said to be working towards making food labels easier to understand.

A judge has ruled a 'deadbeat dad' can no longer have children and must pay full child support on the children he already has.

Several arrests have been made in a Texas prostitution ring that may have connections with human trafficking.

Catch all these stories as well as your latest health news and much more on the Breakfast Show and at

Don't forget! We love seeing your weather pictures and interesting happenings in your corner of the Heartland. Send your pictures and videos into cNews and you just may see them on Heartland News.

If you're headed out this morning, be sure to bundle up, and ladies, speaking from experience, watch your hair--that wind is fierce!

Have a super day,

Jen Baird
Digital Content Producer
KFVS12-Heartland News

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