It is Friday, Jan 8, 2016.
First Alert Weather Outlook:
You can expect a cloudy, damp, cool Friday. Rain from overnight will be out of the Heartland by your morning commute. Highs by lunchtime look to be around 50 degrees. First Alert: a winter blast is headed our way, some people may even see snow Saturday night.
Still closed: The US 51/US 60/US 62 Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge between Kentucky and Illinois will open at 7 a.m. today after being closed for a week due to high flood waters.
Flood services: A handful of Missouri agencies will be participating in a Multi-Agency Resource Center today to help residents in Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties with disaster assistance. Services include: educational information on proper clean up and counselors to provide assistance.
Under investigation: A 23-year-old Mt. Vernon, Ill. man was airlifted to a hospital in Indiana with major injuries following a crash on I-57 in Jefferson County on Thursday afternoon. Timothy Dotson-Napier was ejected from the car when the driver hit a tree.
Wanted: Sikeston police are looking for 22-year-old Dominic Reynolds of Sikeston in connection to a shooting that took place in front of a house in the 1500 block of East Kathleen Street in December. The 22-year-old is a suspect in the shooting of a 16-year-old.
Change in ethics: A Missouri bill filled this week would require lobbyists to report sexual relationships they have with lawmakers or their staff. The legislation defines those sexual relations as "gifts," which lobbyists would have to regularly report to the Missouri Ethics Commission.