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  • Barges hit railroad bridge at Vicksburg, 3rd day straight

    January 14, 2016 11:35 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - For the third day in a row, barges have hit a railroad bridge over the Mississippi River near Vicksburg. The Coast Guard says it's evaluating ways to reduce the chance of future accidents, after three in three days. A news release says the barges all... more »
  • Two barge collisions with bridges reported along flooding Mississippi

    January 12, 2016 12:20 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Two barges carrying coal down the Mississippi River sank Tuesday after colliding with a railroad bridge near Vicksburg, the second such collision in less than 24 hours according to the Coast Guard. WAPT-TV reported 22 barges containing coal were headed south down the Mississippi when they... more »
  • Vicksburg father-son dead after apparent murder-suicide

    December 27, 2015 11:34 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Vicksburg man and his son are dead from an apparent murder-suicide after a family argument at their home on Christmas day. The home was destroyed by fire Christmas night. James Jarrod Wasson, 39, and 9-year-old Jim Wasson, were found in the home's driveway Friday night.... more »
  • 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 »

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