New Madrid County

5 Inmates Charged In Beating Death Of Fellow Inmate

Victim beaten in a day room of county jail


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)

Judge Dismisses Large Part Of Lawsuit Over Birds Point

The class-action lawsuit was brought by more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers whose land was damaged when Birds Point levee was intentionally breached.


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More Than Just Grass Growing on Levee

Police in southeast Missouri found 15 marijuana plants growing on top of a Mississippi River levee.



Trooper Expected to Survive Weekend Shooting

He was shot Saturday on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County.


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