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Oil Spill On Mississippi Southeast Of St. LouisCoast Guard says barge traffic is limited as response continues near Paducah, KY
Barges Break Loose South of St. LouisUPDATE: Coast Guard says all were secured by early-afternoon, with no injuries or damage
Old Canal Bridge Coming Down SoonThe Illinois Department of Transportation is making plans for a bridge demolition in Madison County.
Mississippi River Low Again; Rock Removal BeginsThe 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.
Barge Accident Spills 300 Gallons of Crude Oil into Mississippi RiverHundreds of gallons of oil have spilled into the Mississippi River after a barge accident early Friday morning near Alton.
Mississippi River Re-Opened to Navigation -- Despite Sunken BargesThe watery highway that carries much of the nation's grain, coal, petroleum and other commodities is shut down until further notice.
UPDATE: Barges Loose Near St. LouisJefferson Barracks Bridge was closed for inspection early Sunday, but has since re-opened.
Army Corps of Engineers Will Blast River Rocks In JanuaryRight now, the water level is so low that the rocks threaten to halt barge traffic, leaving thousands of barge workers out of a job.
Shipping Woes Predicted South Of St. Louis Industry officials fear low Mississippi River water levels in mid-December could force closure of the waterway.
Missouri Woman Rescurers HonoredLindsey Burgess of Park Hills was hiking with her fiance when she slipped on rocks along the river bank at Niaraga Falls and fell into the water near the Niagara Whirlpool.
Branson Showboat Returns After Running AgroundThe Showboat Branson Belle has been docked since it ran aground Dec. 11, leaving more than 600 passengers safe but stranded overnight.
Shipping Season Starts Early on the MissouriOfficials say their goal is to boost the amount of products moved by barge on the Missouri River. About 334,000 tons of freight was transported on the river last year.

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