Latest Mississippi River News

Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly

Nov. 26, 2018 1:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Floodwaters rose about 15 inches (40 centimeters) into Danielle Rees' home in September when Hurricane Florence drenched this tidewater city on the Pamlico River and overwhelmed a local creek and marshland. The first floor was a sopping mess of gritty, swampy water in three...

The Latest: Sprawling wintry weather reaches New York City

Nov. 15, 2018 11:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather hitting the U.S. (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday's evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least seven deaths as it swept across the...

Storm: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy road near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 8:44 PM EST

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest. The National Weather Service says snow and ice...

Engineers, students work to create riverside 'bird nests'

Nov. 10, 2018 1:21 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With Memphis River Parks Partnership's $1.6 million transformation of Mississippi River Park comes an adult-sized treehouse, birdhouses and oversized bird nests, meant for humans, rather than fowl. The transformed space in Mississippi River Park is being dubbed River Garden. The park...

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

Oct. 17, 2018 6:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why. Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi,...