- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
Gabrielle sloshes across Florida
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle sloshed across Florida on Friday, knocking down trees and power lines, flooding roads and spinning off tornadoes on a course taking it into the Atlantic Ocean.
As many as 570,000 homes and businesses in west-central Florida were left without electricity.
By afternoon, the storm was near Orlando, spitting out tornadoes ahead of it. The tornadoes caused light damage but no reported injuries.
A tropical storm warning was issued for the east coast from Jupiter Inlet in east-central Florida north to Brunswick, Ga. Flood warning and watches were continued through Saturday for much of the state.
The storm left downtown Sarasota flooded, and one man there was rescued from a drain pipe. Two major bridges across Tampa Bay were closed because of high winds.
An Econolodge Motel in Bradenton lost part of its roof, forcing the evacuation of 100 people.
"The north side of the roof is now on the south side," said manager Johnny Patel.