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S. Illinois Man Due in Court on Deadly Bank HoldupWatts was arrested May 15, hours after Anita Jo Grace of Olive Branch and Nita Jo Smith of Wickliffe, Kentucky, were found stabbed at Cairo's First National Bank.
Mississippi Rock Removal Effort Moves to New SpotTo keep the channel open, the corps used dredging barges and explosives to remove rock pinnacles in the river near Thebes, Ill.
Levee Repairs Progressing At Birds PointThe corps used explosives at the three points on the levee in May 2011 as floodwaters threatened nearby Cairo, Ill.
Rock Blasting Efforts Commence in Effort to Keep Mississippi River OpenThe corps has hired contractors to use explosives to remove the pinnacles that stretch over about six miles near Thebes, Ill.
Illinois Farmers Feel The Mississippi River PinchThe capacity of barges and the number of barges in tow are down, cutting tonnage by 45 percent, while the cost of fuel, personnel and time is the same.
Expert Warns That Drought Is Likely To LingerThat is not good news for water levels on the Mississippi River which already threaten to slow down, if not shut down, barge traffic between St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois.
Illinois Climatologist Expects US Drought Through 2013The drought has withered crops and lowered the Mississippi River's levels to a point that could force slowdowns, if not shutdowns, of barge traffic.
Illinois State Senator Faces Felony Weapons ChargeState Sen. Donne Trotter was charged Wednesday with a felony count for allegedly trying to board an aircraft with a weapon.
Mississippi River Dropping Slower Than ExpectedMonths of drought have left the Mississippi near historic low levels, a problem worsened last month when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduced the outflow from an upper Missouri River dam.
Illinois Governor Quinn Urges Army Corps Work On MississippiLow water on the river between East St. Louis and Cairo may limit barge traffic, affecting the transportation of grain and coal.
Work Progressing On Mississippi River ProjectsA contract was awarded last week for a $7.8 million project to construct two earthen berms and a 4,200-foot trench at Cairo, IL.

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