- Officer shoots suspect on Mississippi River bridge Updated: May-05-16 10:01 am
ST. LOUIS - Illinois State Police are investigating after a St. Louis-area police officer shot a female suspect on a Mississippi River bridge.
- Class action status OK'd in major post-Katrina flood case Updated: May-04-16 7:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina and other storms granted class-action status in the case Wednesday, meaning numerous property owners - not just the handful in the original 2005 lawsuit - could be in line for compensation.
- Body pulled from river was woman who abandoned baby in NY Updated: May-03-16 4:08 pm
ST. LOUIS - A woman who was charged with abandoning her baby in a Manhattan subway station in 2014 has been found dead in the Mississippi River in St. Louis.
- Study calls Dubuque County vulnerable for another rail spill Updated: May-02-16 1:54 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - A recent Iowa rail safety study says Dubuque County remains vulnerable to crude oil or biofuels spills more than a year after several railcars carrying ethanol derailed along the Mississippi River.
- Bald eagles find home in refuge around northeast Iowa Updated: May-02-16 1:46 pm
LANSING, Iowa - An area in northeast Iowa has become a home for bald eagles as numbers of the predatory bird continue to grow around Lansing.
- Prince mural restored on Red Wing bluff Updated: Apr-28-16 11:47 am
RED WING, Minnesota - A memorial mural to Prince has been restored on the bluff rock that towers over a Mississippi River town.
- Arkansas health officials urge measles awareness Updated: Apr-26-16 3:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas health officials are urging residents to stay up to date on their vaccinations after six cases of measles were confirmed in Memphis, Tennessee.
- March Mississippi casino revenue dips as coast gambling lags Updated: Apr-25-16 1:28 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Dipping Gulf Coast casino revenue dragged down Mississippi's statewide gambling totals in March.
- Body of 1 of 2 missing fishermen found in Mississippi River Updated: Apr-23-16 11:49 am
ST. FRANCISVILLE, Louisiana - Authorities say the body of a Mississippi fisherman who had been missing for more than a month has been found in the Mississippi River in Louisiana.
- Human remains found in St. Gabriel identified Updated: Apr-21-16 3:03 pm
PLAQUEMINE, Louisiana - The human remains discovered along the levee bank in St. Gabriel last week are those of a 38-year-old woman who jumped off the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge in February.
- 3rd sewage line breaks in Memphis, spills waste into river Updated: Apr-20-16 2:24 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Workers are making emergency repairs to a broken sewer line that's spewing about 1 million gallons of wastewater per day into a Mississippi River tributary in Memphis, an official said Wednesday.
- EPA: Wildlife unaffected by oil spill in river in Illinois Updated: Apr-19-16 3:18 pm
MOUNT CARMEL, Illinois - A pipeline spill that dumped 48,000 gallons of diesel into a river that forms the border of southern Illinois and Indiana has had no effect on wildlife, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official said Tuesday.
- University of Minnesota to shutter theatrical showboat Updated: Apr-18-16 8:53 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota plans to shutter its theatrical showboat on the Mississippi River after this summer.
- HUD auditors question $2.2M in spending by Baton Rouge Updated: Apr-16-16 3:51 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development audit has found fault with how $2.2 million in federal funds were spent by East Baton Rouge's city-parish government.
- EPA, other agencies seek more careful review of oil pipeline Updated: Apr-13-16 8:23 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Environmental Protection Agency and two other federal agencies have asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to more carefully review and revise its preliminary plan for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying it should pay closer attention to the impact a spill would have on drinking water for Native American tribes.
- In report, BNSF says human error cause of train derailment Updated: Apr-10-16 4:55 pm
ALMA, Wisconsin - Human error caused a train derailment in November that sent more than 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, according to a BNSF Railway report.
- Riverdale to track users of its Mississippi River Trail Updated: Apr-09-16 1:59 pm
RIVERDALE, Iowa - The city of Riverdale says it plans to track the number of walkers, joggers and cyclists on its stretch of the Mississippi River Trail this June.
- Official: Sewage leak into Tennessee creek stopped Updated: Apr-07-16 11:04 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Officials in Tennessee say a sewage leak that led to a major fish kill and high levels of E.coli bacteria in a creek and a lake has been stopped.
- New Orleans Police: 2 Australians shot when drug buy sours Updated: Apr-06-16 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say two Australian tourists were shot after trying to buy drugs, then saying they didn't have hundreds of dollars.