Emergency officials say they intend to add five sirens to the four the city already operates. Mark Hasheider, an assistant emergency management coordinator, says the sirens will be placed in heavily populated areas of the city, such as parks, or near retail establishments.
He says that will provide advanced warnings of emergencies to as many people as possible.
The Southeast Missourian reports the exact location of each siren has not been determined. Hasheider says the company that maintains the current sirens will set up "demo sirens" to determine optimal locations for the new sirens. Installation of the new sirens is tentatively set for June.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - Missouri has recorded its first fishing record of the year.
The Department of Conservation says a southeastern Missouri man caught a record gizzard shad in the Black River last month.
Brian Taylor caught the fish by jigging. It measured 16 inches and weighed 1 pound, 14 ounces. That was 6 ounces heavier than the previous state record for gizzard shad in the alternative-methods category. The old mark was set in 2011.
Gizzard shad live in quiet waters of lakes, ponds, reservoirs and backwaters. They can be found at least occasionally in every major stream system and are most abundant in reservoirs and large rivers.
You most likely noticed over the weekend gas prices went up 26.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73/gallon yesterday putting our prices above the national average of $3.68 a gallon.
This is according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 983 gas outlets in St. Louis. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68/gallon.
Generally, St. Louis is lower than the national average. Just a week ago, locally we were paying $3.47 per gallon. A month ago, the price was $3.05. Analysts say seasonal maintenance at refineries, this time of year, can crimp supplies and drive up prices.