UPDATE: Residents flee Poplar Bluff as river flows over levee

Home and businesses south of Poplar Bluff are flooded out by rising waters from the Black River on Monday. Water is spilling over a river levee, and officials fear the levee will break.

Flooding on the Black River forced evacuation of part of Poplar Bluff. The southeastern Missouri town experienced severe flooding when water overran the town's levee.

No free agency makes the NFL draft a tougher game

Teams could change from picking the highest-rated player to picking the player who can fill a hole.

Court archives reveal Missouri slaves' fights for freedom

Kenneth Winn, director of public services for the Missouri Supreme Court, will discuss newly uncovered documents telling the stories of Missouri slaves trying to earn freedom before the Civil War at an event Tuesday in Jesse Wrench Auditorium.

St. Charles Road closure delayed until Tuesday

The planned closure is delayed one day due to weather.

Weather Service details St. Louis tornado

The National Weather Service has compiled maps, photos and updated information about the Good Friday tornado.

District gathers feedback on priorities for new head swim coach

About 40 community members gathered Monday night to share their opinions on the qualities they would like to see in the new head swim coach who will be hired to fill John Hamilton's position at Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools.

Columbia residents tell their accounts of the St. Louis tornado

Two MU students and an alumnus were all in various locations near the tornado when the over-150 mph winds hit St. Louis.

Dog breeding bill prompts thousands to write to Missouri governor

Many of the emails urge Gov. Jay Nixon to veto the legislation that would change Proposition B, while others ask him to sign the legislation because the puppy breeding business creates jobs.

Nixon condemns legislation that would change Missouri discrimination law

Gov. Jay Nixon will not support a measure that changes how bias is proven in employment discrimination lawsuits.

Nixon activates Missouri National Guard for flood assistance

The Missouri National Guard will provide safety checks, traffic control and evacuation aid for flood relief in Poplar Bluff because of the recent flooding of the Black River.

Morel mushroom season kicks off with cooking, hunting lesson

Frying, sautéing, grilling or baking are the most popular methods of cooking morel mushrooms.

Police seek information on missing 17-year-old

Kylan P. Stubler was reported as missing Friday, and police have no leads regarding his disappearance.

Hickman choral director influences student voices, lives

Hickman High School Choral Director Matt Felts is a former Hickman student and has been the director since 2007. His passion for the job is noticed by students and fellow employees. 

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should prescriptions be required for products containing pseudophedrine?

A proposed bill in the Missouri legislature would require a doctor's prescription for drugs containing  pseudoephedrine, which can be used to make methamphetamine.

Major flooding predicted for parts of Missouri, Illinois

Several more inches of rain are expected Monday, which could contribute to the possibility of major flooding along Missouri and Illinois waterways.

Public transportation first task for youth coalition in advising Columbia city government

The Youth Community Coalition, newly designed as a formal advisory body to the Columbia City Council, is conducting a survey to collect input from Columbia youths on public transportation

Lt. Gov. Kinder's car stolen, crashed, torched

Peter Kinder's car was stolen and destroyed by fire Monday in Cape Girardeau, where he was speaking at a naturalization ceremony. Kinder said he left his keys in the car.

Missouri State experiments with online journalism class

The Poynter Institute of Florida will teach an online journalism course next semester at Missouri State University that the school hopes will save money as it faces tight budgets.

GUEST COMMENTARY: State senate bill will hurt minority Missouri workers

The attempted passage of Senate Bill 188 is driven by big business and will let discrimination become a problem in the workplace.

With 12,000 still missing, Japan keeps searching

Troops are searching through swamps and rubble for the bodies of 12,000 people still missing after last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan.