- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Rain forces evacuations, rescues in eastern Missouri
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Parts of the St. Louis region saw more than 3 inches of rain, prompting some temporary evacuations and water rescues.
Some eastern Missouri communities were expected to get 2 more inches of rainfall into Wednesday.
Twenty-six homes were evacuated Tuesday as a precaution in the St. Louis suburb of University City after the River Des Peres overflowed.
Fire Department battalion chief Brian Moore said residents were returning home Tuesday once utility companies gave the OK. A few had flooded basements.
In St. Charles County, firefighters reported at least 20 calls for water rescues on Monday. Assistant chief Scott Freitag with the Cottleville Fire Protection district said flash flooding occurred across low-lying roads. No serious injuries were reported.