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.
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.
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.
Homicide detectives were dispatched to the riverfront late this afternoon after a body was found in the water.
The 144-foot Stephen L. Colby towboat struck something below the water near LeClaire, Iowa Monday afternoon causing it to sink.
Marie Elliott with the Missouri Department of Transportation says the department had drivers out all morning spreading brine to melt down any icy spots.
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.
“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.”
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.
A long-delayed project to close a huge levee gap and improve drainage in southeast Missouri is moving forward.