St. Louis – Moderate flooding remains a risk along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers until at least next week, officials at the National Weather Service office in St. Louis say.
The Mississippi River at St. Louis is expected to crest about 5 feet above flood stage on Wednesday or Thursday. It's already dropping in Hannibal and Quincy after moderate flooding there over the weekend. At St. Charles, the Missouri River will peak at about 7 feet above flood stage.
St. Louis – Road crews plan to resurface Interstate 44 in St. Louis and re-stripe it a second time.
MoDOT recently reduced the number of lanes on I-44 from five to four. Anticipating more traffic, MoDOT added an extra lane in each direction before the Interstate 64 overhaul began in 2008.
Workers painted over the old stripes, but they're still visible and that's created a confusing and dangerous situation for drivers. Some motorists say it is difficult to tell the new stripes from the old ones.
St. Louis – The Anti-Defamation League in St. Louis is giving its Torch of Liberty Award to the entire graduating class at Washington University.
During a class trip to Chicago last October, six black students were turned away from the Original Mother's Bar for wearing baggy pants. When they exchanged clothes with Caucasian classmates, the white students were let in.
The Anti-Defamation League's Karen Aroesty said the African-American students received overwhelming support from the university community.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Now that the 2010 Missouri legislative session is over, the focus is on Governor Jay Nixon and what he will do with the more than one hundred bills sent to him by the General Assembly.
While he got much of what he wanted, the governor is not happy that lawmakers failed to pass a major jobs bill.
St. Louis, MO – The Navy has agreed to a multi-year purchase of more than 100 F/A-18 Super Hornets, which are built by Boeing in St. Louis
Boeing and members of Missouri's congressional delegation have been asking the Pentagon for years to commit to a long-term order like this. Republican U.S. Representative Todd Akin of St. Louis says the 124-plane purchase will keep the assembly line going for four more years.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri House has passed legislation expanding the information a woman must receive before undergoing an abortion.
State law already requires that women be told 24 hours in advance of the physical and psychological risks of abortions. This bill requires consultations be done in person and that women be given the option of viewing an ultrasound and listening to a heartbeat.