It is Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
First Alert Weather Outlook:
Make sure you keep the the gloves and scarfs out for today. The Heartland will wake up to another quiet, cold morning with temps in the teens. Good news: We'll warm up a little by noon to around 40, with partly cloudy skies.
Floodwaters receding: The Jackson County EMA reports that an emergency evacuation will be lifted as of 8 a.m. today since the Big Muddy and Mississippi Rivers continue to go down. Boat traffic on the Big Muddy will likely also resume today.
Emergency meeting: The UN Security council will meet today after North Korea's claim that it successfully tested a hydrogen-bomb. Right now, though, the White House says it can't confirm a North Korean nuclear test.
Reward offered: The amount you could receive for information about a criminal case surrounding a dead bull elk found along the Current River has been raised. Thanks to generous donations from businesses and individuals, MDC executive director Brandon Butler says the reward hit the $4,340 mark.
Under investigation: The Illinois State Fire Marshal is looking for answers after a fire in Alexander County burned a home and a pool house to the ground. The owner of the home says he hasn't lived there since 2011.
Back to work: As the 2016 legislative session begins today, Missouri lawmakers will push for bills addressing police conduct, following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. Measures are focused on the use of deadly force and body cameras.