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Road Group Seeks Tax Tied To Gas Cost

Illinois transit advocates want to tie a tax on gasoline to the price at the pump.

06/13/2013

The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday night at 39.8 feet, which is nearly 10 feet above flood stage. (KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits)

Mississippi River Dropping, But Problems Remain

The waterway has crested from Iowa through southern Missouri and Illinois, but it remained above flood stage at many spots Monday.

06/10/2013

The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday night at 39.8 feet, which is nearly 10 feet above flood stage. (KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits)

Mississippi River Re-Opens as Waters Recede

Barges were given the green light Thursday to start using a portion of the Mississippi River that was shut down because of high water levels.

06/07/2013

(KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits)

Sen. Blunt Blames Feds for Mississippi River Flooding Problems

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the federal government has gotten too preoccupied with habitat restoration, instead of flood control.

06/06/2013

Warning sirens blared in West Alton Monday night as 590 residents were advised to evacuate because of a levee breach in northeastern St. Charles County. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Saturated Levees Creating Unease for Missouri Riverfront Towns

The National Weather Service says there are multiple spots of potential failures along that levee between Portage Des Sioux and West Alton.

06/05/2013

File photo of State Route 100, the Great River Road, shut down in Alton. (Photo via Grafton Facebook page)

Mississippi River Towns Brace for Major Flooding

Forecasts call for the river to crest Tuesday at 34.5 feet, nearly four feet higher than April’s crest, but lower than earlier predictions.

06/03/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

5 Mile Stretch of Mississippi River Closed Due to Flooding

The United States Coast Guard has restricted traffic on an upper potion of the Mississippi River just north of the St. Louis Harbor, Monday.

06/03/2013

Flooding in Grafton, Illinois April 18, 2013. (Photo: Facebook)

River Towns Prepare For Near Historic Crests

Mississippi River to crest in Grafton Monday, Alton Tuesday.

06/02/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Metro Sewer District Ready For Flooding

After a pump failure last month, the Metropolitan Sewer District says the pumps fixed and ready to go if it floods this weekend.

05/31/2013

(KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Flooding Expected Along the Mississippi, Missouri Rivers This Weekend

The National Weather Service is expecting the Mississippi at St. Louis to rise higher and crest a day later.

05/29/2013