Drew Smith

Mississippi River

Ships idle for Miss. River oil cleanup after crash

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Freight barges were idled among some 50 vessels stacked up Tuesday along a normally bustling stretch of the Mississippi River that was closed as crews worked to clean up leaking oil spilled in a weekend barge accident.


Year after Irene, celebration and mourning in Vt.

WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) – For some Vermonters, it’s block parties and parades. For others, a moment of silence. For still others, just another day of cleaning up the mess. But if there’s one unifying event, […]



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