Cape van crash, Carbondale culture festival, Kentucky casino amendment

A van crash in Cape County injures one person.
A van crash in Cape County injures one person.
The Boy Scouts' ban of homosexuals could be lifted soon.
The Boy Scouts' ban of homosexuals could be lifted soon.
A casino amendment in Kentucky may not happen.
A casino amendment in Kentucky may not happen.

Good Wednesday morning to you! We're almost halfway through the week, so we don't have that much longer until the weekend.

Here in the KFVS newsroom, we're working on today's big stories and you can catch them all on the Breakfast Show. Here's some things we'll be bringing you:

At 4:30, we'll have new video of a van crash that happened in northern Cape Girardeau County.

Following that, we'll have the latest details on the possible lifting of the Boy Scouts' ban against homosexual members and leaders.

Carbondale High School is holding a multi-cultural festival to celebrate students from more than 30 countries that attend the school. Find out more at 4:40.

At 5:10 you can get the full story on a Kentucky amendment on casinos and why law makers say the amendment may not happen.

Another big local headline on the Breakfast Show is the legislation that would do away with state income taxes in Tennessee.

We'll bring you new details at 5:10 about the Menard Correctional Facility lock down that took place on Tuesday.

Today, Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn will give his State of the State address. We'll have live updates throughout the morning from Carly O'Keefe who is in Carterville, Ill. with the details of the speech. You'll be able to stream the governor's speech at noon from our Heartland Votes page and also from our homepage.

Join us at 6 for a report on how two of the Great Lakes are now at record-low levels and why.

At 6:15 be sure to tune in for Does it Work Wednesday with Lauren Keith as she tests the "Hot Booties." Trust me, it's as interesting as it sounds, so you don't want to miss it!

We'll bring you the latest in Heartland Health headlines at 6:20 including new advancements in artificial hands.

Don't forget about our brand new, 12-minute, commercial free block of news, weather and information beginning every morning at 6:48. As always, Heartland News brings you the most news and the best coverage in the area!

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I hope you have a better than average Wednesday!

Jen Baird
Digital Content Producer
KFVS12-Heartland News

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