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Shake, rattle, and roll!

A lot of people woke up to some shaking early this morning after a 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Heartland.  If you didn't wake up to the rumbling (I didn't), chances are you probably at least heard about it.  While there have been only minor damage reports, the USGS reports it was felt in as many as 13 states and as far away as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin!

Some sad news to report, a pedestrian was hit and killed this evening after she was struck by a vehicle in the 2100 block of North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau.

The Marion School Board is meeting tonight to decide how to cut millions of dollars out of its budget.  Christy Millweard is at that meeting and tells us what the school board decides tonight on Heartland News at 9 on Fox 23 and Heartland at 10 on KFVS.

Keeping a city's budget balanced, and still keeping up with city projects and maintenance on buildings can be a struggle. But Harrisburg's city leaders have figured out how to do both without spending a dime.  Arnold Wyrick explains how they're doing it tonight on Heartland News at 10.

Remember the Jetsons? The space age family that had all of us dreaming of what the future would hold?  Tonight on Heartland News at 10, Mary-Ann Maloney introduces us to the Davis family.  No, they're not living in space, but they are living in a tricked out house. With their phones or iPads they can do everything from turn on the iron, start the bath and even get the house in  party mode for guests.  It's a smart house that would impress even George Jetson!

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants to close two prisons, including a "super max" institution at Tamms.  An administration official said Tuesday that Quinn's budget proposal also calls for closing the maximum security prison at Dwight and six transition centers for inmates nearing their release dates.

A juvenile is accused of the arson of two abandoned homes and an unoccupied home in Paducah.

Cape Girardeau Police need your help identifying a man who reportedly walked out of Schnucks this afternoon with beer and cigars without paying.

The Missouri Board of Education has approved the state's request for a waiver from some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa says he's talked to Commissioner Bud Selig about working for Major League Baseball in some capacity.

Bob Reeves says it should be dry tomorrow, but there's a chance of thunderstorms on Thursday.

Have a good night!

Christy Hendricks
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