Latest Mississippi River News

River, park searched for missing 6-year-old Northfield girl

Jul. 06, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are searching a portion of the Mississippi River and a surrounding park in Stearns County for a missing 6-year-old girl whose mother was found dead of an apparent suicide. Officials believe Lisa Wade, 39, may have been involved in the...

15 years after death, boy's message in a bottle back home

Jul. 02, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — It was just a green bottle floating above a barge. Over the past 33 years, currents had taken it 295 river miles through the Mississippi Delta. However, Billy Mitchell didn’t know that when he walked by it at first, before it caught his eye....

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 23, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. June 21, 2022. Editorial: County, state need to recognize Juneteenth as paid holiday President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday last year and the Frankfort City Commission followed suit, voting unanimously last June to make the...

From 'carp' to 'copi': unpopular fish getting a makeover

Jun. 22, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — You're in the mood for fish and your server suggests a dish of invasive carp. Ugh, you might say. But how about broiled copi, fresh from the Mississippi River? Here's the catch: They're the same thing. Illinois and partner organizations...

Kentucky motorists advised of lane closures; ferry reopens

Jun. 20, 2022 04:28 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky transportation officials are advising motorists of lane closures on Interstate 75 and state highways during this coming week. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet also says the Dorena-Hickman Ferry connecting the state with Missouri across the...

Work starts on long-term I-55 project near key Memphis span

Jun. 17, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Work has started in Tennessee on a $141 million project to build travel lanes and a roundabout intersection on the Interstate 55 interchange near a heavily traveled bridge connecting Memphis to Arkansas. Lane closures began Monday at the I-55 and Crump...

In Louisiana, Native Americans struggle to recover from Ida

Jun. 16, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

ALONG BAYOU POINTE-AU-CHIEN, La. (AP) — Driving through her village along the southeastern Louisiana bayou, tribal official Cherie Matherne points out remnants of house after house — including her own — wrecked nine months ago when Hurricane Ida roared through the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe...

In Louisiana, Native Americans struggle to recover from Ida

Jun. 16, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

ALONG BAYOU POINTE-AU-CHIEN, La. (AP) — Driving through her village along a southeastern Louisiana bayou, tribal official Cherie Matherne points out the remnants of house after house — including her own — wrecked nine months ago when Hurricane Ida roared through the Pointe-au-Chien Indian...

Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis changing commanders

Jun. 14, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is getting a new commander. Col. Zachary L. Miller will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Robert W. Green in a ceremony scheduled for Thursday, the Corps' Memphis district said in a news release. ...

Body of missing boater recovered from Mississippi River

Jun. 13, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The body of a boater who was missing since last week has been recovered from the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday. Howard Brown, 54, was reported missing near Baton Rouge after his boat sank Wednesday, The...