sedalia http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. State Fair reopens after severe weather knocks out power http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-fair-reopens-after-severe-weather-knocks-out-power <p>The <a href="http://www.mostatefair.com/">Missouri State Fair</a> has reopened, after a severe thunderstorm passed through Sedalia last night, knocking out power and blowing debris across the fairgrounds.</p><p>The gates&nbsp;reopened to the public at 3:00 p.m., after electrical power was fully restored.&nbsp; Spokeswoman Tammy Nichols says there were no injuries to people or farm animals. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 21:24:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1911 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Fair reopens after severe weather knocks out power Heat wave not expected to plague Mo. State Fair opening http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/heat-wave-not-expected-plague-mo-state-fair-opening <p>It appears that the record-setting heat wave may have finally let up in portions of Missouri, which is good news for<a href="http://www.mostatefair.com/"> State Fair </a>organizers.</p><p>The annual event begins one week from today in Sedalia, and forecasters are predicting high&rsquo;s in the low 80&rsquo;s for opening day.</p><p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> says there&rsquo;ll be plenty of emergency responders on hand if the excessive heat returns. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 20:38:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1806 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Heat wave not expected to plague Mo. State Fair opening Mo. House committee on disaster recovery holds first meeting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-disaster-recovery-holds-first-meeting <div><p>A Missouri House committee formed to look into how the state handles natural disasters conducted its first public hearing today in Sedalia, nearly a month after a tornado there destroyed several mobile homes and damaged numerous&nbsp;businesses.</p><p>Several local officials and business leaders testified&nbsp;before the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/CommitteeIndividual.aspx?com=961&amp;year=2011&amp;code=R">House Interim Committee on Disaster Recovery</a>. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 22:32:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1484 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee on disaster recovery holds first meeting Morning headlines: Thursday, May 26, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-may-26-2011 <p><strong>Severe Weather and Tornadoes Hit Missouri...Again</strong></p><p>Storms capable of producing tornadoes pounded parts of the state Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>In Sedalia, Mo., a tornado destroyed dozens of mobile homes and heavily damaged several businesses along one of the city&#39;s main highways. No one was killed and only 15-to-25 minor injuries were reported.</p><p>Acting Police Chief Larry Ward says despite all the damage, it feels like Sedalia dodged a bullet.</p> Thu, 26 May 2011 14:30:15 +0000 Julie Bierach, Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 1306 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, May 26, 2011