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- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Cape council approves nearly $1M in park, sculpture projects with little public discussion (04/22/16)37
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
DNR: Ameren to clean up breach damage
LESTERVILLE, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources plans to issue an order to AmerenUE on Wednesday to clean up damage from a reservoir breach at its Southeast Missouri power plant.
DNR deputy director Mike Wells said the order came after his agency met Tuesday with AmerenUE representatives and members of the public in Lesterville, near the reservoir.
At least two homes and several vehicles were swept away and three children were injured last Wednesday when the upper reservoir of the Taum Sauk Lake hydroelectric plant breached. About 1 billion gallons of water rushed from the reservoir in 12 minutes.