Flooding fears, sheriff apps, and Twitter hack

Law enforcement blocked access to the Diversion Channel boat ramp in Cape Girardeau County Tuesday due to flooding.
Law enforcement blocked access to the Diversion Channel boat ramp in Cape Girardeau County Tuesday due to flooding.
Thebes, Illinois is experiencing flooding.
Thebes, Illinois is experiencing flooding.

Flooding is a factor many Heartland residents are dealing with today. Folks in Dutchtown, Allenville, and along the Diversion Channel in Missouri and around Thebes, Illinois are dealing with effects of a swollen Mississippi River. Todd Tumminia and Arnold Wyrick bring us the latest from both sides of the river on Heartland News at 5 and 6.

The Associated Press reported today that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, would be charged by state prosecutors in the shooting death of MIT police officer Sean Collier.

The shootings in Newtown, Connecticut have impacted many Americans. The Hickman County, Kentucky Sheriff has ramped up efforts to make sure his people stay safe.

Several local sheriff's departments now have their own app for smartphones that is aimed at doing a better job at keeping residents informed about all kinds of topics. Holly Brantley explains more about the apps on Heartland News at 5.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has reiterated his support for a concealed carry law that gives local communities the option to impose their own restrictions.

Legislation designed to reduce property tax bills for Illinois seniors is now law.

Across Illinois today, races will declare winners from April 9 primary elections. Incumbent mayor of Herrin narrowly won a close race. Allison Twaits followed the race and has more this evening on Heartland News.

A Stoddard County, Missouri attorney is trying to make Gov. Jay Nixon and senior Revenue Department officials appear for depositions for a lawsuit involving the state's new driver's license procedures.

The Department of Transportation has released new guidelines designed to keep drivers safe.

A St. Louis-area woman is on trial for assault. The alleged victim: The 22-year-old man she says provided heroin to her son.

The Associated Press verified its Twitter account was hacked today and sent out a tweet that there were two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured.

Bob Reeves says there is rain in the forecast!

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Christy Hendricks
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