Mississippi River

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Brian Kersey)

New Boating Rules Ready in Illinois

The new measures apply statewide and require safety courses, create rules for towing people on water tubes or skis and impose stricter boater drunk driving penalties.


Photo: KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits

Floods Threaten Upper Mississippi Riverbanks

The call continues to go out for volunteers to help with sandbag work in Louisiana, Missouri.


(KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Flooding Closes Rte. 79 North Of St. Louis

Report: Low areas near Buffalo Creek covered with water


A 2013 file photo shows volunteers bracing for Mississippi River floodwaters in Clarksville, Mo. (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

No $$$ For Sandbags In Clarksville

As Mississippi River swells, some residents are filling old sandbags themselves.


Storms Roll Through But This Time No Tornado

Parts of St. Charles County took a hit in a heavy thunderstorm that arrived Sunday afternoon. The weather service says there were no reports of tornadoes. Since it was a slow-moving thunderstorm, it dropped just […]



More Bears Migrating to Missouri, Illinois

It’s not unusual to see black bears in the Ozarks south of St. Louis.


Photo: Getty/Scott Olson

Asian Carp Demand Still Sluggish

Efforts to get invasive fish out of Missouri, Mississippi rivers & sell them have not been lucrative.


Dave Dietrich, dressed as Santa Claus, lifts a ski while skiing on the Mississippi River during the 28th annual New Years Day  Polar Bear Ski Event in St. Louis on January 1, 2014. The event promotes raising funds for Disabled Athletes. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Water Skiers Ignore Winter, Brave Cold for Disabled Athletes

Every year the Disabled Water Ski Association puts on the Polar Bear Water Ski


Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mississippi River Low Again; Rock Removal Begins

The up-and-down Mississippi River is down again, and the Army Corps of Engineers began rock removal efforts Tuesday in an attempt to ensure the river remains open to barge traffic through the winter.



Public Input Wanted at Corps Levee Meeting Tonight

The first of two open houses on the Metro East levee project were held Wednesday night.


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