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Britney Roberts waits for word on her home in Poplar Bluff

Britney Roberts scans the sky for clouds outside of the Black River Coliseum while she waits for word on the status of her home on Thursday. Roberts, who is pregnant, has been sleeping in the Coliseum for days while Poplar Bluff dries out.

Evacuees talk outside of the Black River Coliseum

Cranston Dunlap, left, stops to chat with fellow evacuee John Lopez on Thursday outside of the Black River Coliseum. While many of the people who were evacuated from their homes have been able to return, some are still waiting for word on their homes. "I hear it's muddy in there, and damp," said Lopez. "We gotta clean everything."

Black River water level reduces

The Black River, seen from a levee just south of D Street in Poplar Bluff, has gone down slightly Thursday as a result a stop in precipitation.

Park Avenue in Poplar Bluff flooded

A truck stands abandoned in the middle of the street in Poplar Bluff on Thursday. While most of the city is slowly drying out due to a let up of rain, Park Avenue in the center of downtown remains flooded, albeit less so than earlier in the week.

Former MU thrower works with Rock Bridge athletes

Elisha Hunt, right, teaches a Rock Bridge High School student how to improve his discus-throwing technique at track practice on Friday. Hunt began coaching there in late February.

Former MU thrower Elisha Hunt coaches Rock Bridge

Elisha Hunt, a throws coach for the Rock Bridge track team, still owns the MU record for the weight toss. She is set to complete a graduate degree this May in MU's health education and promotion program.

Sam Parrilla performs at Missouri State Music Festival

From left, MU teaching assistant Scott Clemens times Sam Parrilla's piano performance while judge Dr. Xiao-Li Ding watches during the Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Festival on Friday at Whitmore Recital Hall. The piano performances are evaluated on musicianship, overall quality, memorization and technique.

Matt Kasper warms up at Missouri State Music Festival

Matt Kasper of Staley High School warms up before his saxophone performance during the Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Festival on Friday outside the Fine Arts building.

Tabitha Gerstner at Missouri State Musical Festival

Tabitha Gerstner of Blues Springs South High School and her mother Robin Gerstner look for the score of Tabitha's vocal solo performance on the windows of the Fine Arts building during the Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Festival Friday. This was Tabitha's first time reaching the state competition, which she won in her category.

Aldon Smith at San Francisco 49ers press conference

Aldon Smith, the first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, smiles as he speaks at a news conference on Friday at the team's training facility in Santa Clara, Calif. Smith, a defensive end at Missouri, will most likely play linebacker for first-year 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

Firefighters search for missing child in Tuscaloosa Ala.

Firefighters search for a missing child in the rubble at Rosedale Courts housing complex on Thursday after a tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Wednesday.

Aerial view of damage in Tucaloosa Ala.

Firefighters searched one splintered pile after another for survivors in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Thursday, combing the remains of houses and neighborhoods pulverized by the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in almost four decades.

Prince William drives his bride in a sportscar

Britain's Prince William drives his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, in his father Prince Charles' Aston Martin Volante sports car covered with bunting on their way to Clarence House after their wedding in nearby Westminster Abbey, in London on Friday.

Girl waves British flag while watching live broadcast of royal wedding

Mackenzie, 5, from New Mexico, waves a British flag bearing a picture of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, as she watches a live broadcast of the royal wedding in London's Hyde Park on Friday.

Bride makes her way along procession to Buckingham Palace

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, departs Westminster Abbey after her marriage to Britain's Prince William, as they make their way to Buckingham Palace along the procession route in London on Friday.

Guests watch live broadcast of royal wedding

Guests watch the royal wedding between Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton broadcast live on a screen during a party hosted by the British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould in Tel Aviv on Friday.

Crowd awaits the appearance of royal couple at Buckingham Palace

Members of the public gather along the Mall and around the Queen Victoria Memorial as they await Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, to appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following their wedding at Westminster Abbey, London, on Friday.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip leave the royal wedding

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip leave Westminster Abbey following the wedding of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge on Friday. They make their way along the procession route to Buckingham Palace, London.

Royal wedding party at Westminster Abbey

Britain's Prince William, center left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center right, Britain's Prince Harry, are accompanied by William's best man, back left, and maid of honor Philippa Middleton, back right, during their wedding service at Westminster Abbey in London, on Friday.

Prince William places the ring on his bride's finger

Prince William places the ring on the hand of Kate Middleton, at Westminster Abbey during their wedding service at Westminster Abbey, central London, on Friday.
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