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Democratic forum, New Mt. Vernon hospital, Fire heavily damages duplex

Four Democratic congressional candidates spoke in Poplar Bluff this afternoon (Source: T. Tumminia). Four Democratic congressional candidates spoke in Poplar Bluff this afternoon (Source: T. Tumminia).
Mt. Vernon's new $230 million hospital opened today. Mt. Vernon's new $230 million hospital opened today.
This duplex in Carbondale received major fire damage (Source: A. Wyrick). This duplex in Carbondale received major fire damage (Source: A. Wyrick).

Good evening-Here's what stories we are working to bring you for tonight's Heartland News at 9 and 10 ...

Democratic committee party members hosted a forum in Poplar Bluff Sunday to interview nominees for Missouri's 8th District congressional seat. Todd Tumminia was there and has the latest tonight on Heartland News.

You'll remember the Republican candidates met in Cape Girardeau on January 17. 

Gov. Jay Nixon has set a June 4 special election to choose a successor to Missouri congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson.

Some are looking for somewhere else to live tonight after a duplex received major damage from a fire early Saturday evening in Carbondale.

Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people.

Mt. Vernon's new $230 million Good Samaritan Regional Health Center officially opened its doors and began transferring patients from the old hospital to the new one today. Arnold Wyrick has the details.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to signed a bill that will issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. What are your thoughts? Head on over to our Facebook page a leave a comment.

Casey Anthony, the young Florida mother acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to seek more spending on health care and education when he outlines his new budget proposal.

President Barack Obama says gun-control advocates should be better listeners in the debate over firearms in America.

The Kennett Police Department handed out free gun locks and provided information regarding firearm safety Saturday afternoon.

Bob Reeves says temperatures will rise this evening with clouds and showers continuing.

Josh Frydman has SIU Carbondale college basketball and PGA highlights. Josh also has some 'hot stove' news regarding the St. Louis Cardinals infield. And, an orangutan has picked his Superbowl winner!

You won't believe this story! Authorities removed dozens of dead cats (with some even in a freezer), and many more live ones from a house in New York!

Have a great night -

James Long
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