Body of 2-year-old boy recovered after driver crashed into Mississippi River

U.S. 09/12/19, 10:49

The body of a 2-year-old boy was recovered three days after a woman crashed into the Mississippi River last weekend, Tunica County authorities said Wednesday, Sept. 11. Cortez Wilson was spotted by a helicopter, floating near Dundee, Mississippi, Sheriff K.C. Hamp said. The body of the toddler has been sent to ...

1st black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood

U.S. 06/12/19, 15:58

Pope Francis has positioned for sainthood a former slave and the first known black Roman Catholic priest in America.The pontiff on Wednesday declared the Rev. Augustine Tolton, of Quincy, to be "venerable." The Diocese of Springfield announced that the designation means that Tolton lived a life of "heroic virtue."Tolton was ...

Mississippi River spillway opening cut by 4/5ths

U.S. 06/05/19, 16:52

Plans for opening a Mississippi River spillway in Louisiana have been cut back dramatically because the river is rising more slowly than expected.The Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to release 20 percent of the water originally planned through the Morganza Spillway. Its opening is scheduled Sunday.Spokesman Ricky Boyett ...

Floodwaters test sandbag fortifications around Missouri

U.S. 06/05/19, 16:30

The flooding Missouri and Mississippi rivers were testing sandbag fortifications Wednesday as surging waters making their way downstream rose to some of their highest levels in more than two decades in parts of Missouri.The Missouri River had been projected to start falling in Jefferson City but first rose above its ...

Mississippi River spillway opening postponed to June 6

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:26

Plans to open a Mississippi River spillway in Louisiana for the third time ever have been put off for four days because the river's rising more slowly than expected.The Army Corps of Engineers said in a news release Thursday that it wants to open the Morganza Spillway only when it ...

No end seen to struggle as Mississippi flood enters month 4

U.S. 05/29/19, 08:13

Larry Walls should have been out working in his fields last week. Instead, his John Deere tractor is parked on high ground, just beyond the reach of the ever-encroaching floodwaters in the southern Mississippi Delta.Four months into what seems like a never-ending flood, he's trying to stay busy. He pressure-washed ...

Update: 2 bodies found in flooded car near St. Louis

U.S. 05/24/19, 16:48

The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Authorities in suburban St. Louis are investigating after the bodies of two people, a man and a woman, were pulled from a car submerged in floodwater. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the bodies were discovered around 4 a.m. ...

Displaced by floods, Class-A team spending 2 months on road

Sports 05/15/19, 16:11

For a minor league team that plays its home games in flood-ravaged Iowa on the swollen banks of the Mississippi River, the season so far has presented some unusual challenges.The Quad Cities River Bandits are dragging their equipment everywhere they go because there's no point in using their lockers. Worse ...

Missouri River causes new problems in areas levees broke

U.S. 05/10/19, 08:13

The Missouri River is causing new problems in a flood-battered part of northwest Missouri where levees were busted in March.The rain-swollen waterway has again inundated the tiny village of Big Lake in Holt County, where some residents were beginning to clean up after the last deluge.Holt County emergency management director ...

Officials seek to open major spillway on Mississippi River

U.S. 05/09/19, 15:42

Army Corps of Engineers officials in Louisiana aim to open a historic flood control structure above New Orleans on Tuesday for an unprecedented second time in one year. "It's an unprecedented amount of water that's coming down," David Ramirez, chief of water management for the Corps' New Orleans District, told reporters ...

Severe storms tear roof from Arkansas apartment complex

U.S. 05/09/19, 08:25

Several people were injured when a possible tornado tore the roof off an Arkansas apartment building, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on already drenched areas throughout the nation's midsection. The severe weather moved eastward Thursday after forcing people from their homes in Kansas, ...

Midwest downpours prompt more evacuations, flash flood fears

U.S. 05/08/19, 16:17

Rain swamping the nation's midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere Wednesday prompting yet more flash flood concerns. The flooding began in earnest in March, causing billions of dollars ...

Latest: Interstate reopens weeks after flooding closed it

U.S. 05/08/19, 14:10

The Latest on spring flooding across midsection of the U.S. (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A stretch of interstate highway in northwestern Missouri is open again for the first time since floodwaters shut it down in March. Marcus Gilbert, center, tosses a sandbag to Herman Drones as they and other volunteers work to ...

Update: Sandbagging seeks to save Missouri levee

U.S. 05/07/19, 11:06

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):11 a.m.Residents of a small Missouri town are busy sandbagging yet another levee being threatened by the seemingly ceaseless flood of 2019.A vehicle drives through Mississippi River flood water in downtown Alton, Il. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)The Pin Oak ...

More heavy rainfall adds to Midwestern flooding problems

U.S. 05/07/19, 07:07

Another round of rain has led to more flash flood watches across the Midwest.The National Weather Service issued the watches Tuesday for parts of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. And communities along the Mississippi River remained under flood warnings as high water levels made their way downstream, closing ...

Midwest rivers recede, but flooding danger lingers

U.S. 05/06/19, 15:31

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The swollen Mississippi River and its tributaries were receding in many flood-ravaged communities on Monday, but concerns remained high because of the threat of heavy rain over the next few days. The Mississippi’s levels slowly fell north of St. Louis after they reached record or near-record highs ...

Rainy week worries people who live along Mississippi River

U.S. 05/05/19, 20:04

The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday near St. Louis, but officials are watching the forecast closely because more rain is possible in the area this week,The river has already crested at many of the hardest-hit towns, but the wet forecast is a concern.National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Walsh ...

Crests aside, more rain means more worries for river towns

U.S. 05/04/19, 13:22

Rainfall in the coming days could raise water levels in the Mississippi River higher than expected and lead to more flooding, the National Weather Service at St. Louis said Saturday. At some points, including Davenport, Iowa, the past week's levels were the highest ever. Davenport saw a large part of its ...

Update: Coming rounds of rains hold key to flooding

U.S. 05/04/19, 11:23

The Latest on flooding along the Mississippi River (all times local):11:30 a.m.The National Weather Service at St. Louis says rain in the coming days will determine whether Mississippi River levels will rise more than expected.An aerial photo of Davenport, Iowa, shows the Figge Art Museum and the SkyBridge surrounded by ...

Officials: Actions in wake of ’93 flood ease flood damage

U.S. 05/03/19, 16:19

When the Mississippi River reached record levels 26 years ago, the overflowing water covered 400,000 square miles (1 million square kilometers) and caused dozens of deaths. This week, though, when the river exceeded those levels in parts of the Midwest, flooding was mostly limited to open riverfronts and swaths of ...

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