St. Louis, MO – Officials at AmerenUE say most of the customers affected by Tuesday's severe storm should have power back on by Thursday morning the latest.
Fifty-two thousand customers were without electricity immediately following the storms, which also caused damage to several local buildings. UE officials said nearly 85 percent had service restored in the first 12 hours.
Outages were concentrated in University City, Clayton, Ladue and north St. Louis County, said Ameren spokesman Mike Cleary.
Jefferson City, MO – The State Capitol Building in Jefferson City is getting a new roof.
The project is scheduled to begin next week and cost $2.1 million.
Jeff Schaeperkoetter oversees repairs to state office buildings.
"The previous roof has failed...we've done some temporary measures to make sure that it holds the water out...it's a project that's going to probably take us about four or five months," Schaeperkoetter said.
Missouri healthcare leaders say more than 85% of the state's counties don't have enough primary care doctors. They're discussing the shortages at a Missouri Foundation for Health conference in St. Louis this week.
Dr. James Kimmey is the foundation's president. He says there aren't enough primary care doctors because older physicians are retiring and medical students are going into surgical specialties.
Washington, D.C. – In good news for some Boeing workers in St. Louis, a Senate committee has taken action to restore funding for eight C-17 cargo planes. Boeing makes parts for the C-17 and employs about 1,000 local workers on the program.
A conference committee and the full Senate and House still must sign off on the $2.2 billion in the supplemental defense budget to keep the C-17 line in production. Senator Kit Bond of Missouri says that approval appears imminent.