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Stories with subject: Rivers and streams
  • Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat runs aground 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:49 pm

    ILWACO, Washington - A Coast Guard helicopter crew has rescued three people after their 16-foot pleasure boat became disabled and ran aground on a small island near Cape Disappointment on the southwest Washington coast.

  • MARTA police searching for suspect in rape 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 12:50 pm

    DECATUR, Georgia - Police are searching for a suspect accused of raping a woman near a MARTA station.

  • Senators' measure calls for pipeline river crossings study 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:16 am

    BILLINGS, Montana - A U.S. Senate committee has approved a measure that requires federal transportation officials to report on the safety of pipelines that cross beneath rivers following two major oil spills into the Yellowstone River.

  • Fish ladders built at 3 dams for river herring 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 10:23 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Fish ladders have been built at three dams along the Ten Mile River watershed so river herring can swim to their natural spawning habitat.

  • Train pulls in to help control brush fire in rural Kearny 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 4:41 pm

    KEARNY, Arizona - A train blasting water was among the resources that helped firefighters make progress Friday in controlling a brush fire near a rural Arizona community.

  • Most evacuated by Arizona brush fire allowed to go home story has video
    Updated: Jun-18-15 12:19 pm

    KEARNY, Arizona - A smoky brush fire near a rural Arizona community forced hundreds of residents to evacuate as flames tore through at least two residences, but most have been allowed to go home, officials said Thursday.

  • Dodge City seeking name for its new water park 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 8:14 am

    DODGE CITY, Kansas - Dodge City is planning to open a $12.27 million water park next summer and now city officials are asking for help to name it.

  • Stretch of Kentucky River open to navigation again 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 3:35 am

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - An 82-mile stretch of the Kentucky River from Frankfort to its mouth at the Ohio River is navigable with the opening of locks and dams Nos. 1 through 4.

  • 77,000 gallons of sewage spills into St. Louis County creek 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 3:43 am

    ST. LOUIS - An estimated 77,000 gallons of sewage has flowed into a tributary creek of the Mississippi River in St. Louis County after officials say an overflow was caused by vandalism.

  • US says Exxon must pay $1 million penalty for Montana spill 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 6:49 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - U.S. officials have rejected Exxon Mobil Corp.'s request to reconsider a $1 million penalty imposed against the oil giant over a 63,000-gallon crude spill into Montana's Yellowstone River.

  • Defendant in 2008 homicide reaches plea deal 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 8:35 am

    MARINETTE, Wisconsin - A man accused of running over another person with his car and dumping his body in a Marinette County stream has been convicted after reaching a plea deal.

  • Special I-90 overpass will help animals cross safely 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 4:14 pm

    SEATTLE - Interstate 90 is a lifeline for the Northwest, connecting people and economies across the Cascades and linking the region to the rest of the country.

  • Oconee treatment plant officials say problems are fixed 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 1:39 pm

    WATKINSVILLE, Georgia - Water from Oconee County's Calls Creek Water Reclamation Facility flowed clear and clean last week, as workers have fixed most of the problems outlined in a scathing report on how the wastewater treatment plant has been operated, said Oconee County Water Operations Manager Mickey Baughcum, who was tending the plant Friday.

  • Organizers seek paddlers for every mile of Minnesota River 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 5:06 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Paddling enthusiasts are trying to get a huge number of canoes and kayaks onto the Minnesota River Saturday for National Get Outdoors Day.

  • Advisory against swimming after Clinton River spill lifted 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 10:32 am

    AUBURN HILLS, Michigan - Health officials have lifted an advisory that urged people not to swim in portions of the Clinton River in suburban Detroit affected by a spill of about 500 gallons of a suspected petroleum product.

  • NC to retest wells after homeowners told water safe to drink 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 11:12 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina officials say they will retest seven residential wells near Duke Energy coal ash dumps for contamination after homeowners were prematurely assured their water is safe to drink.