As the gate was raised, the river poured out like a waterfall, at times spraying 6 feet into the air. Fish jumped or were hurled through the white froth and within 30 minutes, 100 acres of what was dry land was under about a foot of water.
A little more than a month into his new job as the Missouri men's basketball coach, Frank Haith's work is in full swing. But an important part of his life is still in Miami.
The water spit out slowly at first, then began gushing like a waterfall as it headed to swamp as much as 3,000 square miles of Cajun countryside known for small farms and fish camps. Some places could wind up under as much as 25 feet of water.
People fled to higher ground, shored up levees that held the last time the Morganza spillway was opened and built new walls of sand and dirt to hold back the flood they have known was coming for weeks.
Several AmeriCorps volunteers are working on flood preparation in Mississippi. Some are working in the local emergency operations center in Vicksburg. Others are filling sandbags. Some have helped improve the floodwall that protects downtown Vicksburg.
Missouri clinches at least a tie for the Big 12 title, depending on the outcome of Texas' Sunday game. Postseason announced on ESPNU Sunday night.
Missouri fell short in a ninth-inning rally Saturday, losing 6-4 to Texas Tech at home. The Red Raiders scored four runs to add to a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning, and Missouri scored three in the ninth.
A thrilling stretch run Saturday at Dover Interantional Speedway included a wreck-filled final lap that allowed Columbia native Carl Edwards to win his 32nd Nationwide Series race.
Gov. Jay Nixon, the commencement speaker, told the graduates their diplomas represent the fulfillment of the sacrifices their family and friends made to get them to this point.
Junior Ford Zitsch's hard work has not only helped him become the No. 1 player on the Rock Bridge boys tennis team, it has also helped inspire his teammates
At Saturday's graduation ceremony, Thomas Payne,vice chancellor and dean of the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, told students, "This isn't the end." He urged graduates to keep investing in themselves and others.
Between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, letter carriers gathered about 25,000 pounds of food and $7,000. That was just in Columbia, and not all donations had been gathered yet.
Two men are entangled in a lawsuit over who will get control of the @OMGFacts Twitter account.
At the start of the session, lawmakers set out to "Fix the Six." They developed a set of six initiatives intended to improve Missouri. Despite one veto and some stalling, lawmakers said it was a productive session.
Despite temperatures near 50 degrees, children brought their bikes to the parking lot west of Shelter Insurance, where obstacle and training courses were set up so they could practice their bike-riding skills.
The tax liens, which generally allow governments to seize assets or property to settle tax bills, ranged in size from a $195 property tax bill in the Atlanta suburbs to $1,969 in unpaid Missouri taxes.
A combination of term limits blocking more experienced legislators from seeking re-election and Democratic losses at the polls in November allowed Missouri Republicans to ride a wave of first-year GOP lawmakers to historic majorities.