- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
This afternoon on seMissourian.com
Lights out, roads closed
The ice isn't falling out of the sky any longer, but the effects of the ice storm keep hammering our neighbors to the south of Cape Girardeau.
At our last check, tens of thousands of AmerenUE and AmerenCIPS customers in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois were still without power this afternoon, and the numbers are not changing much.
Ameren is warning these people that it may take a week to restore power. If you know someone without power who needs a place to stay, there are 10 Red Cross shelters around Southeast Missouri, including one in Cape Girardeau and one in Delta.
Due to the ice that's still clinging to many secondary roads around the area, some organizations and schools have called off events tonight. Some schools have already notified us that they'll be closed Friday.
We have staff working on several storm-related stories today. Bridget DiCosmo is traveling through hard-hit Stoddard County with photographer Elizabeth Dodd, and they'll be filing a story and photos later today.
Peg McNichol is getting information on the dangers of ice falling from buildings, while Rudi Keller checks to see how MoDOT and local governments are coping with roads that are still ice covered in many spots.
Gov. Jay Nixon is flying around the southern half of the state in a helicopter today, and he's making stops in Sikeston and Kennett. We'll have a story from his stop in Sikeston later today.
And check out our blogs on storm topics to interact with other readers and the Southeast Missourian staff.
Scott City house fire
A fire destroyed a mobile home in Scott City this morning, and one of the building's occupants was treated for minor smoke inhalation.
Later today and Friday on seMissourian.com
We're all about the winter storm right now, so you can get updated information today and Friday morning on our site. We'll also have information about assistance workshops coming up to help taxpayers filing their own returns.
As always, you can contact me, Matt Sanders, with questions or comments about the website at firstname.lastname@example.org or 388-3652.