Storms boost river levels; some near flood stage

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 11:12 a.m. CST; updated 12:32 p.m. CST, Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ST. LOUIS — Some drought-starved Midwestern rivers that had been near record low levels were on the verge of flooding Wednesday, after storms dumped up to 3 inches of rain on some parts of the region.