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Gun control, MO-KY shooting updates, Poplar Bluff beating

The president unveiled new gun proposals today (Source: CNN) The president unveiled new gun proposals today (Source: CNN)
We'll have an update to shootings yesterday in Missouri and Kentucky. We'll have an update to shootings yesterday in Missouri and Kentucky.
This man is accused of beating his parents with a baseball bat (Source: Poplar Bluff PD) This man is accused of beating his parents with a baseball bat (Source: Poplar Bluff PD)

Good afternoon, here are the stories we are working to bring you for tonight's Heartland News:

President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades.

President Barack Obama's call for greater gun restrictions is being met with opposition in the Missouri Legislature.

Gov. Pat Quinn says he stands with President Barack Obama in calling on Congress to enact strong gun control measures.

A part-time student with a history of crime and mental health issues was charged Wednesday with allegedly shooting an administrator at a downtown business school.

A gunman fired into a vehicle, killing a man and a woman and wounding a 12-year-old girl late Tuesday on a college parking lot in Kentucky.

Police say a Poplar Bluff man has admitted to beating his parents with an aluminum baseball bat. Todd Tumminia was in Poplar Bluff today talking to authorities and has the latest details.

A western Kentucky county has approved an alcohol referendum in a move that makes the city of Eddyville eligible to sell booze.

Jaime Traverse says it a quiet day weather-wise and we'll see a warming trend over the next couple of days.

New poverty numbers are out and Allison Twaits reports that of the Land of Lincoln's 9 poorest counties, six are in the Heartland.

Kroger has announced that the Du Quoin store will close its doors on March 23 leaving 60 workers to be reassigned or looking for new jobs.

The village of Olmstead, Illinois in Pulaski County is under a boil water order until further notice.

As the flu virus spreads across the country, many health departments and hospitals are reporting a vaccine shortage.

Lisa Bertrand is an avid cook who's interested to see if the newest kitchen gadget, Better Beater, belongs in her home.  It's supposed to mix, whisk and stir better than your classic tools, all with a "press and spin" action, but Does it Work?

After the Newtown, CT shootings, one parent shared how he finds peace through the photos of his lost daughter, Olivia. From there the Olivia Act began with the trend spreading worldwide. Holly Brantley joins us live and picks up where this act of giving made it's way to two young photographers in the Heartland.

Sadly, Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and film actor who starred in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died.

Have a great evening -

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