It's Thursday, July 9, 2015.
Residents across the Heartland are dealing with flash flooding and damage left behind by storms overnight. It appears a tornado touched down in near Kelso. And flash flood warnings were in effect for most of western Kentucky, and Pope County, IL. There remains a chance for rain throughout the day. Click here for the full First Alert Forecast to find out when we'll dry out.
Washed out roads: Rescue crews were called out to help a driver swept off a road by floodwater in rural Cape Girardeau County.
Officer Involved Shooting: A 16-year-old is facing attempted murder charges after getting in a gunfire exchange with a Mounds, Ill. police officer.
Person in the river: A man is in police custody after reportedly acting suspicious near the casino in Cape Girardeau and then jumping into the Mississippi River.
Removing the flag: After a 13-hour debate, lawmakers in South Carolina approved a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds.
Trending this morning:
Mother looking for answers: An Alabama woman says she gave birth to a baby boy, but three weeks later, sheriff's deputies were knocking on her door to take the baby from her.