Some residents in East Cape say they're fed up with the long hours and loud crowds at The Pink Pony gentleman's club. Village board members will meet tonight to decide if any new rules are needed to keep the peace. Todd Tumminia was at the meeting and will have more on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
One person was hurt in a shooting in Carbondale Tuesday night. Arnold Wyrick talked to one man who said his nephew was the man shot. He'll have this story tonight at 9 and 10.
Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid announced it will lay off 75 workers. Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation announced the layoffs involving about 190 employees and contract workers across the company. You can click here for the story.
Many Heartland schools are just getting back to class this week after seven or eight days of canceled class thanks to winter weather. Teachers and students are now making up for lost time. Kadee Brosseau talked to students at Puxico High School who say even though the break was nice, they're ready to be back in class.
A fundraising group's chair person pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery after she was accused of stealing money from the fundraising group. Lori A. Littrell, 52, of Farmington is accused of taking more than $7,000 from "Helping Hands."
In sports, Southeast Missouri State University will name Tom Matukewicz as its new head football coach, according to a source familiar with the athletic department. He is a defensive coordinator/linebackers coach with the University of Toledo and was the linebackers coach at Southern Illinois University from 2001 to 2007.
In entertainment news today, Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
In national news, year-end legislation to ease Congress' chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked strong Republican complaints about slicing into military retirement benefits.