Volunteers protect garage from flood [Photo]

Volunteers place sandbags around a garage to protect it from rising floodwaters from the Mississippi River on Wednesday in Commerce. Powerful storms that swept through the nation's midsection have pushed river levels to dangerous heights and are threatening to flood several towns in Missouri.

Players collide at home plate in Missouri baseball game [Photo]

Missouri State's Aaron Conway collides with Missouri catcher Ben Turner during the ninth inning of Wednesday's game at Taylor Stadium. Conway scored after Missouri left fielder Conner Mach bobbled a single hit by Missouri States' Kevi Medrano.

Rock Bridge junior brings experience to baseball field [Photo]

Rock Bridge catch Wilson Pfeiffer looks back to home plate as Helias' Joe Knaup slides in safely. Pfeiffer leads the Bruins with his experience on the field and his strong voice.

Hickman catcher does Yadier Molina impression [Photo]

Hickman junior Spencer Mills prepares for a pitch in the third inning of Wednesday's game against Smith-Cotton. An inning earlier, Mills did something St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina has made a habit of doing, he picked off a runner at first base.

Missouri's Rhea Taylor slides into second base [Photo]

Missouri's Rhea Taylor slides into second base while SIU-Edwardsville second baseman Taylor Tooley attempts to tag her out on Wednesday at University Field. Taylor was declared safe. Taylor has 28 stolen bases this season.

Kristin Nottelmann pitches in relief for Missouri softball [Photo]

Missouri's Kristin Nottelmann pitches in relief for starter Chelsea Thomas. In one inning pitched, Nottelmann threw 11 pitches, eight for strikes.

Missouri softball pitchers combine for perfect game [Photo]

Missouri's Chelsea Thomas pitches to SIU-Edwardsville on Wednesday at University Field. Thomas and Kristin Nottelmann combined to throw a perfect game and to strike out 12 of 15 batters.

NFL predraft event with Cam Newton, NFL Commissioner [Photo]

NFL draft prospect Cam Newton, right, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participate in a predraft event Wednesday in New York. NFL players are urging a federal judge to deny the league's request to essentially restore the lockout, saying their careers are at stake. Goodell, meanwhile, says owners are preparing for every contingency.

Missouri flood: Day 3 [Photo]

Missouri Flood: Day 2 [Photo]

Missouri flood: Day 1 [Photo]

MAP: Worley Street Park [Graphic]

The Worley Street Park Neighborhood Association meets for the first time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Danny Brown's backyard floods in Cairo, Ill. [Photo]

Danny Brown steps through his flooded backyard in Edgewood Park in Cairo, Ill., on Tuesday. Brown said the water came in from the sewer and rose to six feet in his basement before he was able to start four pumps to fight the flood. It's the worst flooding he's seen in the eight years he has lived there.

Cairo residents evacuate flooded farmland [Photo]

A flooded farm can be seen in the distance from Highway 62 near the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers on Tuesday in Cairo, Ill. At least 100 Cairo residents heeded their mayor's plea to voluntarily evacuate the southern Illinois city as the Ohio and Mississippi rivers rose around it, and officials said the evacuations could become mandatory if the Ohio gains a few more feet. Mayor Judson Childs also defended a controversial U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to protect his struggling town of 2,800 by intentionally breaking an upstream levee that now protects about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland.

Kevin Upchurch and Mark Hanners boat down a flooded street [Photo]

Kevin Upchurch, left, and Mark Hanners navigate down a flooded street Wednesday in Commerce. Powerful storms that swept through the nation's midsection have pushed river levels to dangerous heights and are threatening to flood several towns in Missouri.

Wendy Swetz holds press conference about missing teen Kylan Patrick Stubler [Photo]

Wendy Swetz talks to members of the media about Kylan Patrick Stubler, who has been missing since April 21, during a press conference held Wednesday at Rock Bridge State Park. A friend of the Stubler family, Swetz held the press conference to clarify details about what she knows about what happened.

Missouri Supreme Court opinion in climbing wall death [Document]

Read the Missouri Supreme Court's decision.

Flood victim recounts level of floodwater at his farm [Photo]

Hill Woods Jr. of Neelyville describes shows how high the water was when he left his 40-acre farm on Tuesday. Woods was evacuated by boat to the neighboring town of Poplar Bluff, where he is staying in the Black River Coliseum until he receives word that it is safe to return to his home.

Flood victim pauses to think in Black River Coliseum [Photo]

Hill Woods Jr. pauses to think inside the Black River Coliseum on Tuesday. He has never seen floodwater this deep in southeast Missouri. "I can't remember a time when it was like this, not even in the '40s when it flooded," he said.

Flood victim lies awake at Black River Coliseum [Photo]

Antoinette Jones lies awake after lights-out at the Black River Coliseum on Tuesday. Jones and her grandmother, Terry, are staying at the temporary shelter while they await news about their house in Poplar Bluff, into which floodwater was beginning to seep when they evacuated with few personal belongings on Monday.