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'Fiscal Cliff' talks continue, Man wanted in connection to sexual assaults, Winter Weather Advisory

This man is wanted in connection to two sexual assaults (Source: Poplar Bluff PD) This man is wanted in connection to two sexual assaults (Source: Poplar Bluff PD)
Winter weather advisories will be in effect through tonight. Winter weather advisories will be in effect through tonight.

Good afternoon - Here's what's coming up on tonight's Heartland News:

Working with Congress against a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama said Monday that a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" was in sight but not yet finalized.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and the White House have agreed on preventing tax hikes that the "fiscal cliff" will trigger after midnight.

Detectives with the Poplar Bluff Police Department are investigating two alleged sexual assaults involving the same wanted man.

Winter weather advisories will be in effect through tonight for many counties in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois.

Fire crews estimate that about 3,400 to 5,000 gallons of ethanol spilled from a 30,000-gallon tanker car in Mt. Vernon on Sunday before crews stopped the leak.

Sen. Claire McCaskill is joining two Republican colleagues in calling for federal agencies to move ahead with plans to close a 1,500-foot gap in a southeast Missouri levee.

According to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner, a man is in serious condition after being shot in the shoulder and neck in a hunting accident.

In 2012, we saw a frightening bridge collapse and a husband charged with his missing wife's murder. We mourned with families devastated by a deadly tornado and suffered through months of record drought. Kathy Sweeney looks back at the biggest stories in the Heartland this year.

Pope Benedict XVI marked the end of a difficult year Monday by saying that despite all the death and injustice in the world, goodness prevails.

New York City's Times Square has cornered the market on dropping a ball to usher in New Year's Day. It takes a little more creativity to drop watermelons, or a pirate wench, or sausage, or a carp. And why not a Moon Pie, a live possum, a stuffed possum or a drag queen in a ruby slipper, too?

What is your New Year's resolution? Todd Tumminia asked some folks in the Heartland that very question today and will share their responses tonight on Heartland News.

Missouri Highway Patrol will be patrolling and monitoring for drunk driving on the roadways for New Year's Eve.

Have a great and safe night and see you in 2013!

James Long
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