Articles by Jeff Amy and Stephen Morton

Four Missing Crew Members Rescued from Overturned Cargo Ship at Georgia Port

Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship Monday, drilling into the hull’s steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after their vessel overturned while leaving a Georgia port. All four …

Mississippi Requests Pumps from Federal Govt. to Ease Flooding

Faced with weeks more flooding in a part of Mississippi that’s been underwater since February, one of the state’s U.S. senators on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to order temporary pumps to the area to begin pumping water over the …

4 Months of Mississippi Delta Flooding Taking a Toll on Farmers, Residents

Larry Walls should have been out working in his fields last week. Instead, his John Deere tractor is parked on high ground, just beyond the reach of the ever-encroaching floodwaters in the southern Mississippi Delta. Four months into what seems …

Sand-Bag Barrier in Mississippi Overwhelmed by River Flooding

Floodwaters overwhelmed a miles-long sandbag barrier over the weekend, drenching another community in the southern end of the Mississippi Delta. Volunteers, prisoners and others had stacked 100,000 sandbags and more than 600 wire flood-control baskets, trying to keep water out …

Mississippi Nuclear Plant Cited for 2 Low-Level Violations

A special inspection of a nuclear power plant in Mississippi has resulted in two low-level citations, as its operator says it has continued trying to make improvements. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in a March 29 report , says Entergy Corp. …

Officials Open Mississippi Floodgate to Handle River Flooding

Officials have finally pulled the plug to allow an unusual flood trapped inside a levee system in Mississippi to drain, but it could be weeks before waters fully recede. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a floodgate Monday that …

Bill Limiting Suits Against Mississippi Property Owners Heads to Governor

A bill that would make it harder for people to sue Mississippi property owners for some injuries is headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for his signature or veto. The state Senate on Tuesday voted 31-21 to concur with changes that …

Official: Flooding in Southeast States Could Last for Weeks as Rivers Rise

Many Southern communities could face weeks of flooding, along with other disruptions, as recent rains have sent many streams over their banks. In one Mississippi Delta hamlet, the mayor says water has cut off all but one road into the …

Mississippi Sues Federal Government Over River Flooding

The state of Mississippi on Monday sued the federal government, claiming a dam complex in Louisiana that keeps the Mississippi River from changing course is harming state land. The suit seeks at least $25 million in damages and touches on …

Mississippi Lawmakers Consider Bill Limiting Liability of Property Owners

Mississippi senators are advancing a bill that would limit people’s ability to sue property owners for injuries or other problems. Senate Bill 2901 passed Thursday by a 32-17 vote. It was held for the possibility of more debate. The bill …