Latest Mississippi River News

Price of saving road to Myrtle Beach: Flooding nearby town?

Sep. 18, 2018 1:50 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes' house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Now, with Florence , he doesn't feel so lucky. He worries the Waccamaw River will make its way into his Conway...

Flood warnings as heavy rain expected over much of Missouri

Sep. 7, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Depression Gordon are expected to drop heavy rain across much of Missouri through the weekend, creating a risk of flooding and flash-flooding. The National Weather Service says south-central Missouri and the St. Louis area could get up to 6 inches of rain by Sunday...

Tropical-force winds, rain from Gordon slam into Gulf Coast

Sep. 4, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Tropical-force winds from fast-moving Gordon smashed into the coastline of Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle on Tuesday evening, the frontal edge of a system just offshore that forecasters warned could become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall. Tropical Storm Gordon...

The Latest: Tropical-force winds from Gordon slam Gulf Coast

Sep. 4, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Gordon (all times local): 7 p.m. The National Hurricane Center says Gordon has begun hurling tropical storm-force winds onshore along the Alabama and western Florida Panhandle coastline. The Miami-based forecasting center said the core of Tropical Storm...

Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane warning to Gulf Coast

Sep. 3, 2018 11:11 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved west-northwest at 17 mph...

Tropical Storm Gordon threatens South Florida

Sep. 3, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

Weather forecasters have issued storm warnings for portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that Tropical Storm Gordon is likely to batter the region with heavy rains. A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for a portion of the Mississippi-Alabama border. The...

Life-size statue stolen from Louisiana bench is found

Aug. 10, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A tip called into Crimestoppers has led to the recovery of a life-size statue stolen from the downtown area of Louisiana's capital city. Baton Rouge Police say it was found in a parking lot not far from where it disappeared. In a news release, Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said investigators...

Floyd hopes Saints provide salvation for sagging NFL career

Aug. 2, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Michael Floyd made it clear that he's looking for a fresh start to what's left of his once-promising NFL career. So the St. Paul, Minnesota, native, who floundered with his hometown Vikings last season, is now working on the opposite end the Mississippi River, trying to show Sean...

Scientists: Surprisingly small 'dead zone' off Louisiana

Jul. 31, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" is surprisingly small, but the oxygen-depleted water rose higher toward the surface than usual, scientists said Tuesday. Dead zones are areas in which water at and above the sea floor holds too little oxygen to support marine life. This dead zone is...

Homeless man saves woman who jumped from Minneapolis bridge

Jul. 29, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man rescued a woman who had jumped from a bridge near downtown Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota police say the woman jumped from the Washington Avenue bridge around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Star Tribune reports that a homeless man camping under the...