May 3, 2011
Houses are surrounded by floodwater Tuesday in Pinhook. The town was flooded when the Army Corps of Engineers blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee Monday night in southeast Missouri, flooding 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill.
Organizers of the Memphis in May International Festival announced on their website late Monday that the cooking competition May 12 to 14 has been moved from Tom Lee Park to the Memphis Fairgrounds.
The Mississippi River is rising as seen Saturday in Memphis, Tenn., with Wolf River Harbor in foreground. The Mississippi continues rising toward its highest crest since 1937 this month, officials said. Rising floodwater along the Mississippi River has forced Memphis' signature barbecue contest to move from the riverbank.
Parent Gene Josey, left, talks with Boy Scouts Ian Fuselier, second from left, Dylan Docte, top center, Stephen Miller, far right, and Josey's son Caleb Stutes at a campground near Langley, Ark., after the Scouts were rescued Tuesday. The boys and two adult leaders had been missing since Sunday, when rising water cut off their exit from the Albert Pike Recreation Area.
Boone County firefighters respond to a fatal fire at 5214 S. Cowan Road early Tuesday morning. On arrival, a large work shed was engulfed in flames. A 72-year-old male, later identified as Robert Hudson was found dead inside, according to Sgt. David Alexander of the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
Boone County fire investigators and a state fire marshal investigate a fatal fire on South Cowan Road on Tuesday morning. Robert Hudson, 72, was killed in the fire that engulfed a work shed outside his home.
Boone County Fire Protection District firefighters remove burned pieces of the roof and siding of a work shed during a fatal fire at 5214 S. Cowan Road on early Tuesday. No other structures on the property were damaged.
Boone County fire investigators and a state fire marshal sift through rubble and the charred contents of a large work shed on South Cowan Road early Tuesday morning. An overnight fire destroyed the shed and killed Robert Hudson, 72, who was inside at the time.
A Boone County man was killed in a fire early Tuesday morning at 5214 S. Cowan Road. According to the Boone County Sheriff's Department, Robert Hudson, 72, died in the blaze. Members of the Boone County Fire Protection District fight the early morning fire.
Water rises to the the entrance to Fort Defiance Park and the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers Tuesday in Cairo, Ill. At least 100 Cairo residents heeded their mayor's plea to voluntarily evacuate the southern Illinois city as the 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.
May 2, 2011
In this image taken from video, an explosion lights up the night sky as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday breaches the Birds Point levee in Mississippi County. Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh of the Army Corps of Engineers gave the order to blow a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri.
St. Francis Borgia High School's Jenna Hellebusch tries to steal the ball from Hickman High School's Emily Darter on Monday at Hickman High School.
Hickman High School's Jessie Loch dribbles the ball while St. Francis Borgia High School's Amanda Gubbels chases after her on Monday at Hickman High School. Hickman won the game 2-3.
A man wearing a maverick jumpsuit and holding an American flag sings along to patriotic music early Monday morning. MU students gathered on Richmond Avenue in celebration of the news of Osama Bin Laden's death.
Students sit on top of a vehicle parked in the street early Monday morning on Richmond Avenue. Residents of area Greek houses, apartments, and dorms in the area gathered in excitement of hearing the news of Osama Bin Laden's death.
A man throws a large toilet paper roll to drape phone lines on Richmond Ave. early Monday morning. MU students gathered on Richmond Avenue to celebrate the news Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs Sunday in Pakistan.
Former MU football player Aldon Smith holds an American flag and chants along with other MU students Sunday in celebration of the news of Osama Bin Laden's death. Aldon was recently selected as the No. 7 overall pick by the San Fransisco 49ers in the 2011 NFL draft.
Martin Rucker, a former tight end for the Missouri Tigers, drinks from a bottle early Monday morning as a crowd celebrates on Richmond Avenue. The crowd gathered after hearing the news that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed in an attack by U.S. forces.
Crowds and traffic jam the streets of Washington, D.C. Sunday near the White House hours after President Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. Police and White House security blocked many of the area streets to control traffic.
By 2 a.m., the crowd on the north side of the White House becomes a sea of cheers and cell phone cameras.
Amid the celebration, a couple takes a moment for a more intimate reflection.