- 2 boaters rescued near mouth of Mississippi River Updated: Feb-11-16 7:51 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard rescued two people from a 13-foot aluminum flat boat taking water near the mouth of the Mississippi River.
- Louisiana reopens 3 oyster harvest areas Updated: Feb-10-16 4:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reopened oyster harvest areas 2, 3 and 4 on the east side of the Mississippi River.
- State monitoring oil spill in Mississippi River Updated: Feb-08-16 6:05 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is on the ground monitoring the site where a damaged barge may have leaked oil slurry last month.
- St. Cloud police ID man's body found near Mississippi River Updated: Feb-06-16 3:19 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minnesota - St. Cloud police have identified the body of a 39-year-old man found on the bank of the Mississippi River.
- The Latest: Suspected tornado damages Army post in Georgia Updated: Feb-03-16 7:20 pm
The Latest on the winter storm system affecting a broad swath of the Midwest and Southern U.S. (all times local):
- Coast Guard investigates tanker crash on Mississippi River Updated: Feb-03-16 7:06 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is investigating an accident on the Mississippi River involving an empty oil tanker.
- Oysters to be restored to St. Joe reef Updated: Feb-03-16 6:17 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - Oysters will soon be returning to St. Joe reef after about 40,000 sacks were relocated to reefs in Pass Christian and Biloxi Bay because of the Bonnet Carre Spillway opening.
- Wastewater treatment at Fenton plant may resume in March Updated: Feb-03-16 2:21 am
ST. LOUIS - The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District says that partial treatment at the wastewater treatment plant in Fenton could resume as early as March.
- 6 derailed train cars land in Mississippi River Updated: Jan-27-16 9:09 pm
BROWNSVILLE, Minnesota - Canadian Pacific Railway says six train cars loaded with soybean oil ended up in the Mississippi River after a freight train derailed in southeastern Minnesota.
- General Mills Foundation donates $3M for Minneapolis parks Updated: Jan-27-16 1:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The General Mills Foundation has donated $3 million to help fund park projects along the Mississippi River waterfront in Minneapolis.
- Prosecutors will re-try Missouri man in sisters' deaths Updated: Jan-25-16 6:15 pm
ST. LOUIS - A man whose murder conviction and death sentence were overturned in the 1991 slayings of two sisters who were thrown from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis will be retried, prosecutors announced Monday.
- Corps begins closing Bonnet Carre spillway Updated: Jan-25-16 2:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Crews have begun closing the Bonnet Carre spillway as water levels on the Mississippi River fall.
- New Orleans police: Body found floating in Mississippi River Updated: Jan-25-16 6:33 am
NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating after they say a body was found floating in the Mississippi River.
- Parents appeal for help solving New Orleans hit-and-run Updated: Jan-22-16 3:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The father of a tourist who police believe was struck by a car in New Orleans' French Quarter and dragged more than six miles across a Mississippi River bridge is appealing for the driver of the vehicle to turn himself in.
- Parents appeal for help solving New Orleans hit-and-run Updated: Jan-22-16 3:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The father of a tourist who police believe was struck by a car in New Orleans' French Quarter and dragged more than six miles across a Mississippi River bridge made a public appeal Friday for the driver of the vehicle to turn himself in.
- Mississippi River pilots await decision on raises Updated: Jan-20-16 11:09 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's chemical industry and two groups of Mississippi River ship pilots will wait to find out what happens to raises that would lift the pilots' pay more than $50,000 by 2019 to $473,692.
- Louisiana reopens oyster harvest area Updated: Jan-20-16 4:08 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State health regulators are reopening an oyster area on the east side of the Mississippi River.
- Negotiator: Other nations interested in Pacific Rim deal Updated: Jan-19-16 6:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS - One of the negotiators of the Pacific Rim trade agreement said Tuesday that since the deal was reached in October, about 13 other countries have requested information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and some have wanted to join it.
- Crews to conduct maintenance on Terrebonne Parish floodgates Updated: Jan-19-16 12:07 pm
HOUMA, Louisiana - Crews will be conducting maintenance on the majority of Terrebonne Parish's floodgates during the hurricane off-season.
- With Confederate flag gone, King Day rally shifts focus Updated: Jan-19-16 1:35 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - For the first time in 17 years, civil rights leaders gathered Monday at the South Carolina Statehouse to pay homage to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. without the Confederate flag casting a long shadow over them.
- MLK Day protesters chant on bridge against police killings Updated: Jan-18-16 6:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Dozens of protesters braved the bitter cold for a Martin Luther King Day rally on Monday, briefly shutting down traffic across a bridge that spans the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul to highlight the deaths of two black men shot by police last year.
- Protesters plan to meet on Twin Cities bridge on MLK Day Updated: Jan-17-16 2:25 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Protesters from the group Black Lives Matter plan to meet on a Mississippi River bridge that connects Minneapolis and St. Paul during a Martin Luther King Day rally.
- Public gets $16.2 million bill for Rams retention effort Updated: Jan-16-16 3:44 pm
ST. LOUIS - An effort to persuade the owner of the St. Louis Rams to keep his team in Missouri by building a new riverfront football stadium not only failed but also left the public on the hook for $16.2 million in expenses.
- Flood waters wreak havoc on southern Illinois duck hunting Updated: Jan-16-16 10:58 am
OLIVE BRANCH, Illinois - Recent flood waters have wreaked havoc on duck hunting in parts of southern Illinois.
- Mississippi River at New Orleans open after barges collide Updated: Jan-15-16 12:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A port official says the Mississippi River has reopened through New Orleans about seven hours after barges collided in the busy waterway.