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File photo of barge on Mississippi River.

Once Sunken Towboat Ready to Move to Repair Docks

A Mississippi River towboat that partially sank just over two weeks ago is nearly ready to begin its 350-mile trip to a St. Louis-area repair facility.

12/11/2013

A barge pushes a load south on the Mississippi River just past the Stan Musial Veterans Bridge near the St. Louis riverfront on July 26, 2013. 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.

12/10/2013

A 15 ft. deep sinkhole opened up in the surface of Chouteau in the 2100 block, right across from St. Louis Cremation in September, 2011.

Expert: Mississippi River, Tributaries Compound Area Sinkhole Problem

Dr. J. David Rogers says the phenomenon is nothing new and can be traced back to the Paleozoic Era, beginning roughly 541 million years ago.

12/02/2013

Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Body Pulled From Water on Riverfront

Homicide detectives were dispatched to the riverfront late this afternoon after a body was found in the water.

11/27/2013

map LeClaire Iowa

Towboat Leaking Oil in Mississippi River Near Quad Cities

The 144-foot Stephen L. Colby towboat struck something below the water near LeClaire, Iowa Monday afternoon causing it to sink.

11/26/2013

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Bi-State Crews Mobilize As Temperatures Fall Below Freezing

Marie Elliott with the Missouri Department of Transportation says the department had drivers out all morning spreading brine to melt down any icy spots.

11/12/2013

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Arch, Campgrounds Among Idled Missouri Facilities

Baseball fans arriving in St. Louis for the start of the playoffs this week can scratch off one potential side visit — the Gateway Arch. The lingering dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law prompted a partial federal government shutdown Tuesday. Nationwide, some 800,000 federal workers are off the job, though services deemed critical, such as law enforcement and disaster assistance, continued. The shutdown idled many offices and facilities in Missouri, including Army Corps of Engineers-operated campgrounds, boat ramps and visitors centers.

10/02/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mississippi River Explorer Warns of Pollution

“We have so many different chemicals that we’re using in our lifestyle and our ag industries. I don’t know if they measure for all of those that go into the river.”

09/10/2013

The Regional Arts Commission hosts the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative

Photo Exhibit Highlights Mississippi River Commerce, Recreation

An effort to get federal funding and legislation in place to protect the Mississippi River has taken an artistic form in University City this week.

08/26/2013

Floodwater flows over the Birds Point levee after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in it to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri. The diversion flooded about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland and 100 homes in the state. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and has caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas.  (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Meetings Set on Long-Delayed SE Missouri Levee Project

A long-delayed project to close a huge levee gap and improve drainage in southeast Missouri is moving forward.

08/06/2013

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