Some hospitals have amended their visitation policy for patients due to the growing concerns about the increasing number of flu cases across the country. Todd Tumminia talked to hospital officials here in the Heartland about their policies. He'll have more tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
Authorities surrounded an apartment building at the corner of Sprigg and Mason Streets in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Wednesday afternoon in connection with a death investigation. The body of a woman found on the side of a road near Makanda, Ill. has been identified as Marsha Brown, 40, of Cape Girardeau. Christy Millweard talked to friend of Brown who says she was outgoing and a great mom.
Madison County Sheriff Robert "Bobby" Spain says the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control is investigating a Madison County deputy. Sheriff Spain said the deputy is currently on paid administrative leave and his status with the department will be decided once the investigation is complete.
A former Perryville, Mo. police chief was in court on Wednesday. Keith Tarrillion appeared in a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Gary Kamp in Perryville. The Judge ruled the case can now move to the next level.
A semi crash on Interstate 57 Tuesday night caused a hazardous material spill and lane closures. All lanes of I-57 reopened Wednesday afternoon. Illinois State Police say a semi hauling a hazardous material rolled onto its side on I-57 southbound at mile post 61. They say the material is identified as a "disinfectant, liquid, corrosive."
What constitutes a winning season? Many would say it's all about a team's record and statistics, but one high school basketball team measures success a little differently thanks to a special player. Mollie Lair was in Fredericktown, Mo. today and talked to the coach and teammates of Jordon Polete. You can click here for this inspiring story.
Police say a busy intersection in Dexter, Mo. has been the site of numerous crashes over the years. It's the intersection of Highway 25, Highway 114 and Kitchen Street. Kadee Brosseau talked to city leaders who want to do something about it.
In national news, a Navy fighter jet reportedly crashed off the coast of Virginia Beach on Wednesday. The single-seat Navy F-18 went down 45 miles off the coast, the U.S. Coast Guard told WAVY.com. A spokesperson confirmed that a fishing vessel rescued the pilot, who is currently in critical condition.
J.C. Penny announced Wednesday that it will close 33 "underperforming" stores nationwide. The closures will begin in the next few months, eliminating approximately 2,000 jobs.
A $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the government until just before next fall's election steamed through the battle-weary House on Wednesday over tepid protests from tea party conservatives, driven by a bipartisan desire to restore painful cuts in domestic and defense programs and show disaffected voters that Congress can do its job.