Good afternoon - Here are some of the stories we are working on for Heartland News at 5 & 6:
According to The Associated Press, lawmakers could vote as early as Thursday on a bill to empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. Allison Twaits has the details on what this means for you tonight at five.
Water is covering some roads around of Allenville. Residents say they consider the high water a part of their lives. Hear more tonight at 5:03.
The Mississippi River Bridge on Interstate 155 in Pemiscot County is back open after a barge hit early Thursday morning.
Reports say flooding in Illinois also is holding back farmers who would normally be planting corn now. We'll have a live look at the Mississippi River from the Illinois side tonight at five and six.
Sadly, the body of a missing Cairo woman was found yesterday in the Ohio River. Holly Brantley talked to family members today, and will have more about the investigation tonight at six.
A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a House bill allowing certain school personnel to carry concealed weapons in school buildings. We'll have the latest on this controversial topic.
Officials are now saying that the Boston bombing suspects were planning a NYC attack.
Crystal Britt has the story about the missing headstone of a Poplar Bluff teen who died in a car crash back in 2010. Receipts show it was paid in full not too long after the funeral. It turns out the family is not alone in their frustrations. Watch for her special I-Team report tonight on Heartland News at six.
Three people were burned after a barge exploded in Alabama.
A proposal to designate an official anthem of Missouri appears to have hit a flat note.
Bob Reeves says rain is in the forecast.
Todd Richards has the latest on the NFL Draft being held tonight in NYC.
The Illinois Senate Executive Committee has voted 8-5 in favor of a bill described as a "puppy lemon law." We'll have the details tonight at 6:06.
Have a great evening -