Today is Monday, August 16
What can we say about the weather this morning - how about nice - or at least nicer? Brian's saying today will feel much better than the past weekend. Temperatures will be about 10 degrees cooler and there will be much less humidity to go around. That's something we can all get behind! Take a look at Brian's morning blog for much more on this brief change and a look ahead to the rest of the week.
In news this morning it was an awful weekend for some people just trying to stay cool and enjoy the water. In all - 4 people apparently drowned. The most recent was in Cairo where search crews will be back out this morning looking for a man who went swimming in the Mississippi River.
Also this morning on The Breakfast Show - we'll be checking in with Ameren to see if around 5,000 electric customers have their power back on this morning after a widespread outage Sunday.
In Missouri, school leaders in Delta hoped to open the school doors again this morning for class, but that is being delayed because of the extent of fire damage. Investigators are still looking for you to help identify a man seen on their surveillance video around the same time the fire began Friday morning.
Just to the south of Delta in Sikeston - the local Bootheel Golf Course was hit by vandals over the weekend. It appears someone used a 4-wheeler to drive around the greens. It was just back in July when someone tore up the greens at the Sikeston Country Club golf course.
Nationally this morning - there's new controversy stirring about a proposed mosque near ground zero in New York City. See the latest on The Breakfast Show around 6:30.
Also new on The Breakfast Show this morning - a pretty cool new procedure that allows almost anyone to be able to wear contact lenses. Even people with oddly shaped eyeballs can now get contacts that stay in and don't hurt. See how it works at 6:15.
I really do hope you can get out and enjoy this break from the oppressive heat and humidity. Remember - this is August in the Heartland - so I don't think we're out of the tropical woods just yet.
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