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Inmates Bust Out Of Jail:Accused Child Killer Gets Loose

AP | JIM SALTER and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 05.12.2013 | Crime

ST. LOUIS — Two murder suspects and a third inmate who escaped from a southeast Missouri jail were found hiding Tuesday in the cab of a truck at...

Breached Levee In Missouri Flood Failed Past Inspection

AP | Posted 06.26.2011 | Green

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The damaged agricultural levee protecting the southern Missouri town of Poplar Bluff failed a federal inspection after a 2008 flo...

Levee Breaches From Flooding In Missouri, More Evacuations Planned

AP | By JIM SALTER | Posted 06.26.2011 | Green

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Floodwaters threatened earthen levees protecting thousands of homes in the nation's midsection Tuesday, rising so fast in some pl...

Missouri Levees Ready To Burst From Intense Rain

AP | By JIM SALTER | Posted 06.25.2011 | Green

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A levee protecting the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff held overnight but officials are keeping a wary eye as waters from...

MIDWEST STORMS: Fatal Winds Wreak Havoc In Missouri, Southern Illinois

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS — Powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes battered parts of the Midwest on Friday, leaving four people dead, collapsing a church and knoc...