NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) - The search continues for an 83-year-old southeast Missouri woman missing since last week.
Eighty-three-year-old Barbara Stoffer of New Madrid (MAH-drid) was last seen on the afternoon of Aug. 20. She is 5-foot-2 and weighs 120 pounds with gray hair. Stoffer drives a green 1993 Volvo with Missouri license plate number 073RYW.
KFVS-TV reports that hundreds of people gathered Sunday night at a candlelight vigil for Stoffer. City police and the county sheriff continue to search for her.
Friends say Stoffer visited the nearby Mississippi River daily. The search includes river dive teams from the state Highway Patrol.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - City efforts to force repairs at hundreds of deteriorating St. Louis homes remain stymied as the property owner's identity is shrouded in mystery.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Urban Assets LLC holding company owns more than 200 distressed houses on the city's north side. Many have multiple code violations, unpaid fines and unpaid tax penalties.
The holding company's registered agent says he is bound by confidentiality to not disclose the owner's identity. The city is trying to sell dozens of Urban Assets' houses at nuisance property auctions after the company failed to pay property taxes. Only one has sold so far.
Sweltering heat is already forcing some high school football teams to change game times this weekend.
Hazelwood School District officials rescheduled games for Hazelwood Centrals and Hazelwood East. Both games have been moved from 1 PM to 10 AM. Temperatures this weekend are expected to be in the upper-90's with heat indexes above 100.
The games new times are:
Hazelwood Central High School
HCHS vs. Webster Groves High School
10 a.m. at HCHS
15875 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO 63031
Hazelwood East High School
HEHS vs. McCluer High School
10 a.m. at HEHS
11300 Dunn Road, St. Louis MO 63138