I-55 crash, lawmakers want prison changes, missing man mystery

The northbound lanes of Interstate 55 are shut down after a head on crash just south of Portageville in Pemiscot County after 3 p.m. today.

The latest series of incidents at Illinois state prisons have lawmakers pleading with the governor to find a solution. Just in the last month, there have been two separate lockdowns with one involving the death of an inmate and another an attack on two guards and a chaplain. Allison Twaits talked to a local lawmaker about why he says changes need to be made before more problems erupt.

Illinois State Police are investigating after a body was found in rural Pope County, Ill. yesterday afternoon.

Police in several Heartland cities have a bit of a mystery on their hands. They want to know what happened to a Cape Girardeau man. To make matters worse it's not clear which police department is actually looking for him. Holly Brantley spoke to the man's family today and has more tonight on Heartland News at 6.

St. Louis-area police say a revised law is encouraging thieves to steal older cars and sell them for scrap, causing a big rise in auto thefts. Hear what a local scrap yard owner has to say about preventing thefts tonight on Heartland News at 6.

A Poplar Bluff, Mo. couple is back home after being stranded aboard the disabled Carnival Cruise Ship "Triumph". Todd Tumminia spoke with the couple about the four day cruise that turned into an eight day cruise.

High winds have halted operations at the Dorena-Hickman Ferry today.

Rain is in the Heartland. Bob Reeves is keeping an eye on the sky and radar.

A man accused of hitting a toddler on a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta no longer has a job.

Country singer Mindy McCready threatened to kill herself after losing custody of her sons earlier this month, yet she was allowed to leave a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program days before she apparently killed herself, her ex-boyfriend said today.

Jerry Buss, legendary owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and self-made millionaire real estate mogul, has died at the age of 80.

Anonymous is claiming they've had it their way after hacking Burger King's official Twitter feed and changing it to McDonalds.

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