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