MATAGORDA, Texas (AP) — A deep sea oyster reef restoration being touted as the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico began in an unlikely place: a quarry in landlocked Missouri. That is where years […]
BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) — Pickups hauling boat trailers and flatbed trucks laden with crab traps exited vulnerable, low-lying areas of southeast Louisiana on Friday as Tropical Storm Karen headed toward the northern Gulf Coast, a […]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From a tiny, vulnerable island off the Louisiana coast to the beaches of the Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast residents prepared Thursday for a possible hit from Tropical Storm Karen, which threatened […]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Preparations began Thursday along the central Gulf Coast as newly formed Tropical Storm Karen threatened to become the first named tropical system to menace the United States this year. Hurricane and […]
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — During the first weekend of Mississippi’s alligator season a hunting party held the weight record for an alligator taken in the state. But the record only lasted about an hour. Beth […]
ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — A man whose family owns a store across the street from a bank branch in rural Louisiana took three bank employees hostage Tuesday, then released one of them nine hours […]
ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — A gunman took three people hostage Tuesday at a bank in rural Louisiana and a state police negotiator was brought in to talk to the man, authorities said. The man, […]
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) — It skipped tolls. It had a Twitter hashtag and a GPS tracker. It even posed for photos with groupies. The 50-foot-wide, 15-ton electromagnet attracted a sensation wherever it went during […]
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mississippi River communities scrambling Tuesday to fend off the rain-engorged waterway got discouraging news: More rains looming across much of the nation’s midsection threatened to slow the potential retreat of the […]
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — An all-too-familiar springtime ritual played out around the nation’s heartland this weekend as volunteers, National Guardsmen and even prison inmates joined together in an effort to ward off fast-rising floodwaters. Dangerously […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of the country’s rivers and streams are in poor biological health, unable to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures, according to a new nationwide survey released Tuesday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recent rain and snowstorms have eased the worst U.S. drought in decades in portions of the nation’s midsection, swelling some major inland rivers to near flood stage and drenching some farmland enough to possibly delay spring planting.