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Flooding in MO, 5 from IL town killed, Body found in western KY

Sandbagging in Dutchtown, Mo. Sandbagging in Dutchtown, Mo.
5 people in an Illinois town, and the suspect in their killings is dead. 5 people in an Illinois town, and the suspect in their killings is dead.
Barge employees discovered a female's body early this morning. Barge employees discovered a female's body early this morning.

Good afternoon! Here are some of the stories we are working on for tonight's Heartland News at 5 & 6 ...

Mississippi River water levels are slowly dropping at places north of St. Louis but slowly rising to the south. A father and son were rescued from the river Tuesday near Crystal City.

Today, the Missouri National Guard is back in Dutchtown as soldiers lined Highway 74 with concrete barriers and sand bags. We'll have the latest on the situation there.

The 12-year-old boy rescued from the flooded Big River in St. Francois County over the weekend is out of the hospital.

According to McCracken County Chief Deputy Mike Turnbow, a body has been recovered from the Ohio River near Owens Island.

Authorities are investigating the slayings of 5 people in a small Illinois town. Police say the suspect is dead.

Police say a Paducah man is facing charges in connection to a reported rape of a 68-year-old woman in 2012.

For the third time in as many months, the death of a Menard prison inmate has resulted in a murder charge.

U.S. investigators traveled to Russia Wednesday to meet with the parents of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

State emergency managers and nine Illinois colleges and universities have started a program intended to improve emergency readiness on campuses. Allison Twaits has the details.

State employees could keep firearms in their vehicles on state property under a bill heard by a Missouri Senate committee.

Todd Tumminia has the story of a southern Illinois man who received a new kidney and is up to biking 20 miles a day!

Reports say the lethal blast last week in West, Texas left a nearly 100-foot-wide and 10-feet-deep crater where the fertilizer plant once stood.

A hand sticking out of ground leads to the discovery of dead teenager in Kansas City.

Bob Reeves says it will be cold tonight and some frost/freezing is possible in areas by morning.

Todd Richards says the baseball game between SEMO and UMSL has been canceled for today due to field conditions.

Have a great evening - 

James Long
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