Michael Farris Smith

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Michael Farris Smith has been awarded the Transatlantic Review Award, Brick Streets Press Short Story Award, Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship and the Alabama Arts Council Fellowship Award for Literature. He is a graduate […]


6/7/13-Governor Jay Nixon (back to camera) listens as local government leaders and levee district officials describe the damage done during last Friday's tornado outbreak, as well as the recent flooding. Nixon told local authorities that the St. Louis region is "nearing a trigger", meaning the minimum threshold that must be met to qualify for federal disaster aid. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Nixon Gets Bird’s Eye View Of Local Storm Damage; Pledges Disaster Aid

Nearly $1.5 million in tornado, flood damage in St. Charles County alone.


Photo taken in Lincoln County north of Troy, south on 61(Credit: Scott Chapman)

Submit Your Storm Photos

Was your neighborhood hit hard by last night’s storms? Submit your storm photos here.


Photo from Park 370 Blvd in Hazelwood area. (Credit: Scott Chapman)

No Injuries Reported After Round of Severe Weather in St. Louis

Waves of rough weather spawning high winds and a tornado tore through eastern Missouri and the St. Louis area Friday night, downing trees and power lines and sending gamblers rushing from a casino floor.


Damage Cancels Thursday Classes At Area Schools

Parkway School District officials assessed damage at Shenandoah Elementary School and said “extensive roof damage” will keep students out of the school.



Winds Take Roof Off Home in The Hill Neighborhood

Captain Dan Sutter said two people took shelter in the basement and, remarkably, were not hurt.


(KMOX/Brett Blume)

Storms Bring ‘Thundersleet’ To Ozarks

You may have heard of the phenomenon known as “thundersnow.” But have you ever heard of “thundersleet?”


UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Winter Storm to Bring More Ice Than Snow

Missouri roads will be dicey from 9 a.m. on Thursday through Friday morning.


Snow on the ground in Carlyle, Ill. (KMOX/Bill Reker)

Snowstorm Skirts St. Louis, Blasts South-Central Illinois

High winds and blowing snow are adding to driving difficulties.


Getty/Bruce Bennett

Coroner: High Winds Blamed for 2 Deaths in Metro-East

This week’s wintry weather may have played a role in the deaths of two women after their homes lost power.





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