Last week, 114 barges in St. Louis broke free into the Mississippi River -- 11 of which sank. At about the same time, local officials were also dealing with a treatment plant failure that resulted in untreated sewage flowing into the river at a high rate.
Now, there has been an oil spill.
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[UPDATE 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 13: The Coast Guard has identified Kyle Hardman, 55, as the barge worker who perished after the rescue attempt. The post has been re-written to reflect that information.]A bass boat with three adults and two children aboard ran out of gas about 7 p.m. last night on ... More >>
Search crews from the St. Louis Fire Department and the Coast Guard are working the river looking for a crane operator who reportedly fell in from the New Mississippi River Bridge construction site. Various outlets are reporting that the man's life jacket has been found, but not the man himself. ... More >>
Not this bullshit again. The Westboro Baptist Church -- those laughable scamps with the collective IQ of a single beet -- announced on their blog that they're delighted that six people were killed by the tornado that touched down in Harrisburg, Illinois on Wednesday, February 29. So happy are the ... More >>
Authorities are still attempting to identify the skeletal human remains found early Sunday morning in the Mississippi River between the Coast Guard Dock and river bank (below). The police department tells Daily RFT that the remains discovered around 7 a.m. by a Coast Guard employee appear to be t ... More >>
Due to the Mississippi River's high levels, the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert series, which starts on July 9 with a show by Common, will be moving locations. This weekend's Fair St. Louis shows with John Legend and the B-52s are not affected. The press release we just received:
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A 1940s poster advertising the Admiral.She was originally built in 1907 as a side-wheeled steamboat named the "Albatross".In 1940 she was transformed -- based on drawings from a female fashion illustrator named Mazie Krebs -- into a metal-encased, Art-Deco masterpiece. The $1-million makeover lef ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsApparently people do very stupid things in March, which is why the month is home to about a dozen different prevention weeks. My favorite thus far is the following pearl I received yesterday from the State Emergency Management Agency. The department has dubbed March 16-20 as "Turn A ... More >>