5:41 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Rising River Threatens Areas North Of St. Louis

Flooding near Clarksville in 2008

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 4:43 pm

The National Weather Service is forecasting major flooding along stretches of the Mississippi River north of St. Louis early next week. A map on its site is regularly updated with river stages.

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4:54 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Mississippi River crests at some hard-hit towns

A coalition of environmental groups has filed two lawsuits against the EPA on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, seeking to limit nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf of Mexico.
Christine Karim Creative Commons

The Mississippi River is on the way down at some hard-hit Midwestern towns.

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9:01 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Hannibal smoking ban sparks debate

A new smoking ban was passed in Hannibal after much debate between both city officials and community members.

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Word Missouri
2:49 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Twain's Hannibal in sound and pictures

It's well-known that Twain wrote extensively about the real people and places he found growing up in Hannibal, and many of Tom Sawyer's experiences were his experiences. As a companion piece to the Word Missouri featureĀ Hannibal: living in the shadow of Twain, I traveled to three places that make appearances in his books to see how they've changed in the nearly two centuries since Twain's boyhood here. Click for photos and sound from each place. (Mark Twain re-enactor Jim Waddell provides Twain's voice.)

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