Latest Rivers and streams News

The Latest: Getting aid to flood victims is priority

Apr. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate hearing being held in Iowa in the wake of massive flooding in the region (all times local): 12:02 p.m. Getting disaster aid approved and making sure it gets to the people affected by this spring's flooding is a priority for area senators. The bureaucratic...

Trump EPA weighs reviving massive Mississippi flood project

Apr. 3, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Mississippi's governor toured massive flooding in the state, the Trump administration said Wednesday that it is giving another look to a long-dead flood control and drainage project in the Mississippi Delta that had been killed by the George W. Bush administration because of its...

Flooding prompts criticism of way Missouri River dams run

Mar. 28, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After this spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River, many want to blame the agency that manages the river's dams for making the disaster worse, but it may not be that simple. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says much of the water that created the flooding came from rain and...

Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about moral values

Mar. 15, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In some ways, the college-admissions bribery scheme newly revealed by federal prosecutors seemed almost inevitable. Ethics experts say Americans these days are barraged with accounts of corruption, greed and amoral behavior to the point that many likely wonder, "Why should I play by the...

Malaysia shuts 111 schools as toxic waste sickens students

Mar. 13, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Toxic waste illegally dumped into a river in southern Johor state sickened scores of students and teachers, prompting Malaysia's government to order 111 schools to close Wednesday. Education Minister Maszlee Malek earlier Wednesday told 34 schools to shut down and later said...

Ex-truck driver admits to dumping toxic waste in S. Carolina

Mar. 5, 2019 7:24 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former truck driver has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping tankers of toxic waste near South Carolina's only national park. The State reports 44-year-old Michael Greene admitted on Monday to repeatedly dumping the chemicals in 2017 in the Wateree River drainage basin, which flows...

Trump club in Virginia accused of cutting trees on riverbank

Mar. 2, 2019 12:46 PM EST

STERLING, Va. (AP) — County officials in northern Virginia are investigating whether the Trump National Golf Club illegally cut a dozen trees from the Potomac River shoreline and dumped them in the river. Officials in Loudoun County told newsoutlets Friday that removing trees from the flood plain requires...

Man convicted of manslaughter after stabbing father 71 times

Feb. 28, 2019 1:30 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who stabbed his father 71 times and dumped his body in an Alabama river has been convicted of manslaughter. News outlets report Eric Ray Jones was found guilty on Wednesday in the killing of his father Anthony Ray Jones. He had been charged with murder, but...

Water surrounds Mississippi town as rivers rise across South

Feb. 27, 2019 5:20 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Many Southern communities could face weeks of flooding, along with other disruptions, as recent rains have sent many streams over their banks. In one Mississippi Delta hamlet, the mayor says water has cut off all but one road into the town and forced some residents to flee. Runoff is...

The Latest: Tennessee mudslide work may continue for weeks

Feb. 27, 2019 5:18 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the South (all times local): 5 p.m. Workers are continuing to clear a mudslide in Tennessee, where transportation officials say part of Interstate 24 may be closed until March 15 or longer. Mud, rocks and trees slid down a hillside Saturday north of...