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  1. IL Senator urges EPA to protect towns along Mississippi RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KFVS12

    In a letter sent on Thursday, July 30, Sen. Dick Durbin urged the agency to veto the St. John's Bayou New Madrid Floodway Project. Durbin said the plan would close the last floodway along the river in Missouri, which would force the floodwaters into places like Cairo.

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  2. Mississippi, Atchafalaya rivers expected to crest soon as water levels begin slow fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | The Advocate

    ... for the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell. Hydrologists watch river gauges on the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois, to get an idea of what water levels in lower Mississippi River will do, he explained. Falling water levels at Cairo ...

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  3. Mississippi River FlotillaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Examiner.com

    While most battles in the Civil War were land battles, a significant number of actions took place along the 859 mile stretch of the Mississippi River between Cairo, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana in an attempt to control the waterway. The Union Navy set up a river flotilla, led by Commander John Rodgers, in the summer of 1861 with its goal to initiate reconnaissance efforts in the river.

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  4. American Queen deals with high river levels, docks in Scott CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | KFVS12

    ... ty. On Friday, crews said the Ohio River had high river levels and were crossing their fingers going under a bridge at Cairo, IL that connects to Kentucky.

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  5. Tourism is pitch to DeltaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | NWAonline

    ... The interactive website covers an area one county wide on either side of the river from its headwaters in Minnesota to Cairo, Ill. From Cairo on south, the website is expanded to include the entire Delta region. The website's development is overseen ...

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  6. Historic Heights: Mississippi River nears record summer levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | Vicksburg Post

    ... and Sunday, they show about 3 inches just north of St. Louis. There's still that potential until we get a good fall at Cairo, Ill., that the river could turn back around if it does crest at this lower end. We're going to have to keep an eye on this ...

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  7. Mercury risksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Marietta Times

    ... and as a food source. Part of the 981-mile long stretch flows past 15 Ohio counties on its way from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill. On the other side of the river ties Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky with the waters then passing Indiana and ...

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  8. Cairo man sentenced to 30 years in shooting death of wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | KFVS12

    A clerk at the Alexander County Courthouse confirms that Chauncey Hughes, Jr. received a 30 year sentence and three years supervised parole after his sentencing Wednesday.

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  9. 500 Mile Mission Boat Trip ConcludesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | WCHI-AM Chillicothe

    The America Bless God boat trip for two local men reached their destination three days earlier than expected. Major Young and Steve Bridenbaugh traveled over 500 miles on the Ohio River from Portsmouth, Ohio to Cairo, Illinois.

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  10. High Water On Lakes Helps Prevent Flooding DownstreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | WTVF Nashville

    The Army Corps of Engineers has been holding back water at its dams, which has caused water levels to rise on Corps lakes in our region. The river stage at Cairo, Illinois has been at a seasonal record high level.

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  11. Corps holding back water in Cumberland River BasinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | KFVS12

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is holding back water and limiting releases at its dams to relieve high water levels on the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. According to the Corps, the river stage at Cairo, Ill.

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  12. Egypt's currency drops to new low against the dollarRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 5 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times. CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's central bank says the Egyptian pound has fallen to a new low against the dollar, its second such drop since ...

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  13. Ted JoansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Hilobrow

    The story of the great black poet and artist TED JOANS begins where that of Herman Melville's The Confidence Man crucially splits in two: Cairo, Illinois, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The riverboats thereon were all: conduits of transformative jazz and blues and from whence, as a twelve-year-old, his parents bade him farewell, trumpet in hand, alone into the streets of Memphis.

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  14. Chillicothe Men Ready for River "Mission Trip"Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | WCHO-FM Washington Court House

    After months of planning, two Chillicothe men are ready to launch a two-week "mission" boat trip down the Ohio River. Major Young and Steve Bridenbaugh will launch their 24-foot pontoon boat in the Ohio River at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, at 10am, Saturday, on their way to Cairo, Illinois.

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  15. Long-time area gospel singer Major Young will lead the trip from Portsmouth to Cairo, Illinois.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | WCHO-FM Washington Court House

    After months of planning, two Chillicothe men are ready to launch a two-week "mission" boat trip down the Ohio River. Major Young and Steve Bridenbaugh will launch their 24-foot pontoon boat in the Ohio River at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, at 10am, Saturday, on their way to Cairo, Illinois.

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  16. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | WBEX-AM Chillicothe

    After months of planning, two Chillicothe men are ready to launch a two-week "mission" boat trip down the Ohio River. Major Young and Steve Bridenbaugh will launch their 24-foot pontoon boat in the Ohio River at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, at 10am, Saturday, on their way to Cairo, Illinois.

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  17. Elevated lake levels require cautionRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

    ... for reducing flood crests on the lower Ohio and Mississippi rivers, the Corps of Engineers reported. The Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois, is 5.7 feet above flood stage, and the latest data suggests it may rise another two feet or more in coming days. ...

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  18. Prepping for July 4 WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | WBEX-AM Chillicothe

    ... Board guest as he and Steve Bridenbaugh launch their two-week Ohio River mission trip, spanning between Portsmouth and Cairo, Illinois. They launch from Portsmouth July 4th. "This Morning with Gordon Deal" will cover for Dan & Mike Friday, July 3rd. ...

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  19. Dr. Robert K. CaseyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

    ... by his loving family. Born on July 22, 1931, in Paducah, Kentucky, to Gerald and Bessie Casey, Bob attended school in Cairo, Illinois, and Paducah. He graduated in 1949 from Tilghman High School, where he served as student body president. In 1954, ...

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  20. Unrelenting rain leads to more floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Crescent-News.com

    ... And in southern Illinois, the Ohio River was climbing toward an expected crest 7 feet above flood stage Saturday at Cairo, drenching farmland in that area. Northwest Indiana has been hit particularly hard during June. Agricultural experts said last ...

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