Afternoon update: Can your child opt out of MAP testing?

The Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol is looking for a Piper Navajo PA31 similar to this one. (Source: Civil Air Patrol)
The Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol is looking for a Piper Navajo PA31 similar to this one. (Source: Civil Air Patrol)
Good Monday to you!  You asked and we went to find the answer.  Can my child opt out of taking the MAP test?  Holly Brantley talked to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the assistant superintendent of Cape Girardeau Public Schools.  Watch Heartland News at 5 & 6 to find out.

Southeast Missouri State University approved a tuition increase.  Now, leaders at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale are also looking at a rate hike.  Julia Bruck tells us how much of an increase they're looking at.

Rescue teams are searching for a missing airplane in Ripley and Butler counties.

A teenager who pleaded guilty to the August 2010 arson at the Delta High School was sentenced to 10 years today.  But first he will go to an institutional treatment center program for 120 days where a judge will review his case.

Health officials in Kentucky are considering a move to restrict cancer medications that Medicaid patients can receive without prior approval.

The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Services opened a new sports complex at Shawnee Park today.