ROUND TWO OF SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE THIS EVENING
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings hit the Bond and surrounding areas this morning. Quarter to golf ball size hail, and in some places bigger, has been reported throughout northern Bond County. One listener sent in pictures of quarter size hail in the Woburn area. Also reports of heavy hail were called in from Reno, Donnellson, Sorento and just south of the county line road on Red Ball. A second and possibly more severe line of storms is expected to form to the west of St. Louis and move off to the east ahead of a cold front this afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service has placed the WGEL listening area in a moderate threat for severe weather, this includes more hail, damaging winds, possible tornados and locally heavy rainfall. Stay tuned to WGEL Radio for further weather forecasts and any watches or warnings issued by the National Weather Service.
Hail near Woburn this morning
MISSOURI MAN AND WOMAN PLEAD GUILTY TO ARMED BANK ROBBERY
Richard Anderson, age 21, of Minor, Missouri and Holli Wrice, age 32, of Charleston, Missouri plead guilty recently to a two-count indictment charging them with armed bank robbery and use of a firearm in a crime of violence. The violations occurred November 6, 2008 at the Capaha Bank of Tamms, Illinois in Alexander County. Anderson and Wrice admitted in court they entered the bank armed with handguns which they brandished and pointed at tellers and customers while demanding money. The bank robbery offense has a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000.00, or both, and not more than five years supervised release. The use of a firearm offense has a seven year mandatory sentence and a 25 year mandatory sentence if there is a previous conviction for the offense. Sentencing is set for July 7.