Daily Dish 5/3: Illinois town spared from flood, Missouri farmland exposed

UPDATE: Cairo gets reprieve, but cities downstream worry – Columbia Missourian/Associated Press

“WYATT — The dramatic, late-night demolition of a huge earthen levee sent chocolate-colored floodwaters pouring onto thousands of acres of Missouri farmland Tuesday, easing the threat to a tiny Illinois town being menaced by the Mississippi River.”

Columbia, MoDOT to hold hearing on Stadium Boulevard plans – Columbia Missourian

“Columbia residents will soon get the opportunity to weigh in on plans to modify Stadium Boulevard and several streets intersecting it.”

State files response to Ferguson appeal – Columbia Tribune

“The Missouri Attorney General’s Office believes recantations of key testimony that contributed to the 2005 murder conviction of Ryan Ferguson are not credible, but it welcomes the proposal of an evidentiary hearing to settle the matter.”

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