Interstate 44 reopens southwest of St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Interstate 44 is now open again in Missouri. A 24-mile stretch of the interstate southwest of St. Louis closed Wednesday due to flooding along the Meramec River. The Missouri Department of Transportation reopened the east-west interstate late Friday morning. Hours earlier, southbound lanes of Interstate 55 reopened south of St. Louis.…

State of emergency lifted in St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has lifted a state of emergency that had been in place for nearly a week due to widespread flooding. Stenger surveyed damage Friday and said he decided to lift the order after consulting with emergency officials. The Meramec River has dropped significantly, easing tensions in…