Latest Mississippi River News

Study links Asian carp with Mississippi River fish drop

Nov. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Sport fish have declined significantly in portions of the Upper Mississippi River infested with Asian carp, adding evidence to fears about the invader’s threat to native species, according to a new study. Analysis of nearly 20 years of population data suggests the carp...

Lots of good terns: Bird ready to fly off endangered list

Oct. 23, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 34 years on the endangered species list, a tiny Midwestern bird is ready to fly free of federal protection. Once diminished by hunting for feathers for hats and hurt by the damming of major rivers like the Missouri, the interior least tern population has increased tenfold since...

Kansas-Missouri hoops series to resume next season in KC

Oct. 21, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Border War is returning to college basketball. The acrimonious rivalry between Kansas and Missouri, once the longest continually played series west of the Mississippi River, will resume next season in Kansas City. The schools have agreed to play six times, with four of those...

Missouri agency apologizes for editing 'Trump' from photos

Oct. 21, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Transportation has apologized for posting an edited photo that cropped out a boy's "Trump 2020" shirt and appeared to blur part of his "Trump 2020" cap. KSDK-TV reports that Mitchel Lemons of Nebo, Illinois, won a raffle to push the detonator for a...

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Oct. 19, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. The storm...

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Oct. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Former Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for...

The Latest: Tropical storm expected to develop in Gulf

Oct. 17, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 10:55 p.m. A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to become a tropical storm Friday as it moves toward the northern U.S. Gulf Coast. On Thursday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm was about 445 miles...

Voters in Memphis choose incumbent mayor for another term

Oct. 3, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jim Strickland, the mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, likes to say the city has momentum. Voters appear to agree with him. Strickland won a big victory Thursday for the opportunity to lead the soulful Mississippi River city for another four years. He soundly defeated several other mayoral...

3-way battle for Memphis mayor marked by bitter conflicts

Oct. 1, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Even in an era known for divisive politics nationally, this year's race for Memphis mayor stands out, with accusations of racism, a magazine caricature widely viewed as offensive, a candidate who refuses to mention a female opponent by name and a dustup over homophobic tweets from...