Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is given a tour of the Black River Coliseum by Red Cross volunteers in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on April 26, 2011. A levee on the Black River protecting the area from major flooding breached in several places.
Governor Jay Nixon says he remains committed to seeing levees along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers rebuilt. He told reporters during a press event at a Callaway County farm along the Missouri that farmlands damaged by both high water releases and levee demolition must be restored:
As the holiday season begins, and tables fill with beloved people and food, it can sometimes be difficult for hosts and hostesses to keep the emphasis on fun and away from stress. But with a little strategy and a few thoughtful tips, we hope your festivities can include extra deliciousness and minimal mad dashing. This month on Sound Bites, our collaboration with Sauce Magazine, the Sauce ladies share some of their ideas for a fuss free holiday.
Illinois law enforcement officials will be increasing their efforts over the holiday season by targeting drivers who are intoxicated and those not wearing seatbelts. (Julie Bierach, St. Louis Public Radio)
Of course, you should never drink and drive or be in a moving car without wearing a seatbelt, but Illinois motorists will want to be especially mindful this holiday season.
Illinois State Police and local law enforcement are stepping up enforcement on impaired drivers and unbelted motorists this holiday season in what they're calling the "You Drink and Drive, You Lose/Click It or Ticket Holiday Crackdown."