It is Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.
You can expect a clear and not quite as cold morning this Thursday. Still, temps will be right around freezing, so bundle up. Authorities in Cape Girardeau and Perry County alerting drivers of slick spots on the road. And while today may be the warmest day of the week on the thermometer, you may not notice because of the chilly breeze blowing through the Heartland. First Alert: we may get rain tomorrow morning.
Splitting the pot: Jackpot-winning tickets were drawn in Munford, TN as well as locations in California and Florida, for Wednesday night's record-setting Powerball for $1.5 billion. The winning numbers in the largest Powerball ever were 8-27-34-4-19-10.
Under investigation: The cause of death of a person found near the Black River is expected to be released today. Reynolds County Sheriff Tom Volner said some people were checking the condition of a road that had been flooded when they found the body just south of Lesterville.
Fatal fall: Investigators are still trying to figure out how a Franklin County man died after a tree trimming accident. According to Coroner Marty Leffler, 48-year-old Todd McWhirter of Buckner was trimming trees for Mysons Tree Service when he fell about 50 feet out of a tree trimming bucket.
Flood assistance: The American Red Cross is operating a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for Alexander County residents today to provide assistance to those affected by flooding. Volunteers will also be in Olive Branch today to help complete more than 50 flood-related work orders.