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  • Shreveport Amtrak study finally under way

    July 29, 2014 11:02 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 12-month study is finally underway to examine the feasibility of re-establishing Amtrak Passenger Rail Service from Shreveport-Bossier City to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kent Rodgers, North Louisiana Council of Governments executive director, says the study will look at the condition of existing railroad tracks between the cities, potential stops,... more »
  • Miss. River still closed after barges hit bridge

    April 22, 2013 9:10 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- The Mississippi River remains closed at Vicksburg as authorities work to determine whether a sunken barge was a navigation hazard. Coast Guard Lt. Ryan Gomez says an assessment is underway but it is uncertain when the river will reopen to ship traffic. Gomez says 233 barges are waiting... more »
  • Vicksburg mayor facing federal bribery charges

    February 21, 2013 9:03 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield has been arrested on federal bribery charges. FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden says Winfield was arrested in Vicksburg by federal agents. No details of Winfield's arrest have been released. The 39-year-old Winfield is being held in the Madison County Detention Center in Canton.... more »
  • Oil cleanup resuming at leaking Miss. River barge

    January 31, 2013 2:49 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Vessels are moving cautiously through a section of the Mississippi River where a barge is leaking oil as the Coast Guard tries to ease the economic impact of shutting down one of the nation's vital commerce routes. Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski says officials are allowing northbound... more »
  • Coast Guard: Barge leaked 7,000 gallons of oil

    January 30, 2013 7:03 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - With more than 50 vessels idling on the water for a fourth day, authorities say they still don't know when they will be able to reopen a stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed due to an oil spill near Vicksburg. Coast Guard Petty Officer... more »
  • Trial set for La. inmates charged in Miss. killing

    December 23, 2011 4:43 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two men charged with kidnapping and killing an Ohio businessman in Mississippi after escaping from a Louisiana prison are scheduled for trial in November. Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian "Drake" Pierce could face the death penalty if convicted of kidnapping resulting in death. They were indicted... more »
  • Mississippi crests in Vicksburg lower than feared

    May 20, 2011 2:33 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- The Mississippi River has crested at more than 14 feet above flood stage in Vicksburg, Miss., slightly lower than expected, easing worries about water spilling over a nearby levee and inundating thousands more acres of farmland. Still, officials warn that the flood is by no means over. The... more »
  • Officials say floodwaters to linger into June

    May 19, 2011 2:17 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - The Army Corps of Engineers and local officials are warning Vicksburg residents that they should not think that Thursday's expected crest of the Mississippi River means the end of the flood. At a news conference on a bluff overlooking the river, officials said that floodwaters could... more »
  • Vicksburg man injured in flooding dies

    May 19, 2011 8:08 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- A man pulled from floodwaters near downtown Vicksburg has died from what authorities say was a brain injury related to drowning. The death of 69-year-old Walter Cook is believed to be the first related to the Mississippi River flooding. Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey says Cook died about... more »
  • Mississippi River nears highest level since `37

    April 25, 2011 3:47 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - The National Weather Service has forecast that the Mississippi River will crest at 52.5 feet in Vicksburg on May 13, the highest level since 1937. Marty Pope, senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, tells the Vicksburg Post that river levels have risen... more »

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