Wednesday Jul 23
Mississippi River reopens after barge accident
A railroad bridge is undamaged and Mississippi River traffic is moving again at Louisiana, Missouri, after barges broke free from their tow and became stuck under the bridge.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Obama attributes wildfires to climate change
President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington state, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
As rivers retreat, roads, ferries back in business
Ferry and vehicle traffic around western Illinois and eastern Missouri is returning to normal now that the rain-swollen Mississippi and Illinois rivers are receding.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
New photos: WWII Nazi U-boat found in Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Mexico continues to hold historic World War II treasures, from sunken ships to one of Hitler's U-boats.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
18-wheeler catches fire on I-10 East
An 18-wheeler fire shut down I-10 East on the Horace Wilkinson Bridge for about an hour Friday morning.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Water on roadway closes Louisiana bridge
The Mississippi River was expected to crest yesterday morning and with the gradual predicted drop, U.S. 54 at the Louisiana bridge should open Friday or Saturday, according to Tom Barger of the Illinois Department of Transportation maintenance facility at Pittsfield.
NOAA, partners forecast 'dead zone' conditions in Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay
July 10, 2014 -- According to new research, scientists are expecting an average but still large hypoxic zone, or "dead zone," in the Gulf of Mexico this year, as well as a slightly above-average hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
KMOV-TV Saint Louis
Mississippi River peaking at trouble spots
Flood problems persist for a few unprotected communities, even as the Mississippi River has started to recede in most places.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Corps of Engineers allocates $50,000 to study deepening Mississippi River to accommodate bigger ships
There's encouraging news about a long-stalled proposal to deepen the Mississippi River to allow larger ships expected from the 2015 expansion of the Panama Canal through Louisiana's ports.
Mississippi River Flooding Closes Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana, Missouri ...
Two bridges over the Mississippi River have been shut down due to flooding, and more rain is on the way.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Core tests spark revolt
The Obama administration put more than $370 million in federal funds into the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia.
Flooding closes 2 Mississippi River bridges
The Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana, Missouri, closed at 5 p.m. Sunday, creating an inconvenience for those who travel between Missouri and Illinois on U.S. 54. The next nearest bridge is in Hannibal, Missouri, 35 miles to the north.
Oklahoma farmer's lost iPhone found in Japan 9 months later
"The man on the other end said, 'Is this Kevin Whitney?' I said yeah this is Kevin.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Kevin Whitney of Oklahoma lost his iPhone last year after it fell in a grain bin
When an Oklahoma farmer, dropped his iPhone in a grain bin last year, he thought he'd never see it again but nine months later, the phone was returned after traveling halfway around the world and back.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Cell phone returns to owner after 9-month journey halfway around the world
"I had it in my pocket and I bent over to work on a copper bottom door and it fell out of my pocket into my grain pit and went up the elevator," said Whitney.
Flooding closes Missouri 79 north of St. Louis
Rising waters from the Mississippi River have prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation to close Missouri Highway 79 just south of the Louisiana, Missouri, city limits.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
KSDK-TV Saint Louis
Marine paddling Mississippi River for a good cause
As you get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends, a Marine combat veteran is healing the scars of war.
Police chief in NE Missouri town dies at home
LOUISIANA, Mo. -- The police chief of a small northeast Missouri town has died at home.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Louisiana police chief found dead in home
The police chief of Louisiana, Missouri has died. LOUISIANA, MO. -- City Administrator Bob Jenne said Richard Hughes, 44, was found dead in his home Wednesday.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
This week in the Minors: Things happened.
Whit Merrifield's still hitting like his hair is on fire. Foster Griffin is off to a good start in his new pro career.