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4 Rescued When Towboat Sinks in Mississippi River

The Coast Guard reopened the river between Lock and Dam 27 and the Eads Bridge last night, about nine hours after the Jim Marko went down.


File photo of a tugboat. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Towboat Sinks in Mississippi River

A towboat has sunk in the Mississippi River, near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.


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.


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.


File photo (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Worker Accused of Attacking Captain on Mississippi River Towboat

A towboat worker is facing federal charges that he choked his captain into unconsciousness as the vessel was traveling up the Mississippi River near St. Louis.


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