Birds Point Levee http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Phase 1 Of Birds Point Levee Restoration Complete http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/phase-1-birds-point-levee-restoration-complete <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The first phase of restoration work has been completed on a Mississippi River levee that was intentionally breached in 2011 during record flooding.</span></p> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 15:46:35 +0000 The Associated Press 7635 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Phase 1 Of Birds Point Levee Restoration Complete Morning headlines: Sunday, July 29, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-sunday-july-29-2012 <p><strong>New Illinois laws aim to protect elderly</strong></p> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 14:22:30 +0000 The Associated Press 4204 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Sunday, July 29, 2012 Rebuilt Birds Point levee to reach original height by end of year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rebuilt-birds-point-levee-reach-original-height-end-year <p><em>Jacob McCleland&nbsp;of KRCU&nbsp;reported for this story.</em></p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers will restore the Birds Point-New Madrid levee to its original height by the end of the year.&nbsp;The Mississippi River Commission made the decision last week, according to Army Corps spokesperson Jim Pogue.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:20:18 +0000 KRCU 4174 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rebuilt Birds Point levee to reach original height by end of year Contractor dams Birds Point Levee rebuild with protest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/contractor-dams-birds-point-levee-rebuild-protest <p><em>Reporting from KRCU&rsquo;s Jacob McCleland.</em></p><p>Construction at the Birds Point-New Madrid Levee has come to a halt - a contractor protested the Army Corps of Engineers&#39; bid process.</p><p>A&amp;M Engineering and Environmental Services, from Tulsa, Oklahoma challenged the Corps&rsquo; decision to award the $2.4 million contract to rebuild the upper crevasse to Young&rsquo;s General Contracting, from Poplar Bluff.<br />Corps spokesperson Jim Pogue says the Corps must now go through a thorough review process.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:49:55 +0000 KRCU 3946 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Contractor dams Birds Point Levee rebuild with protest Morning headlines - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-may-15-2012 <p><strong>Record attendance for St. Louis Zoo</strong></p><p>The first four and a half months of the year have been a record one for the St. Louis Zoo, no doubt helped by an unseasonably warm winter and spring.</p><p>Officials said Monday that more than one million people had entered the Zoo&rsquo;s gates in through May 13. The Zoo expects those numbers to go higher once Sea Lion Sound opens on June 30.</p><p><strong>A year after record floods, drought conditions in southeast Missouri</strong></p><p>What a difference a year makes in southeastern Missouri.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 12:14:18 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3696 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Morning headlines - Monday, May 14, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-may-14-2012 <p><strong>Citizen&#39;s committee wants to know what public wants in transportation</strong></p><p>A series of statewide meetings designed to take the pulse of transit needs in Missouri kicks off in Chesterfield later today.</p><p>House Speaker Steven Tilley put together the Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri Transportation Needs in early March. Tilley said in a statement that he wants to &quot;start a conversation&quot; to ensure that Missouri&rsquo;s transit system fosters economic growth. Members include transportation, political, business and union leaders.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 11:33:17 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3689 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Monday, May 14, 2012 Morning Headlines - Wednesday, May 2, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-may-2-2012 <p><strong>Cardinals will retire La Russa&#39;s jersey</strong></p><p>No other player or manager will wear #10 for the St. Louis Cardinals after this season.</p><p>The team has announced plans to retire the number, worn last by manager Tony La Russa, at a ceremony before a May 11 contest against the Atlanta Braves.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 12:39:21 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3614 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines - Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Morning headlines: Thursday, April 12, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-april-12-2012 <p><strong>Study: Corps made the right choice in breaching Birds Point</strong></p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:53:04 +0000 The Associated Press & KRCU 3475 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, April 12, 2012 Morning headlines: Friday, March 30, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-march-30-2012 <p><strong>Army Corps. seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed on behalf of southeast Mo. farmers</strong></p><p>More than 140 southeast Missouri farmers are seeking damage caused by last year&#39;s intentional breach of the Birds Point levee at the height of spring flooding.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/Hp8LIG">The Southeast Missourian reports</a> that government attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Oral arguments in the suit are scheduled to begin April 10 in Washington.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:37:22 +0000 Julie Bierach, Bill Raack & The Associated Press 3392 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, March 30, 2012 Morning headlines: Monday, March 26, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-march-26-2012 <p><strong>Corps plans to hire private companies to restore Birds Point</strong></p><p>The corps set off explosions at three spots on the levee last May to relieve pressure on the floodwall in Cairo, Ill. &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/GRxcS0">The Southeast Missourian reports </a>the corps will be looking in the next two weeks for three firms to bid on the projects.</p><p>The corps halted its floodway repairs in December after spending $20 million to shore up the levee to 55 feet of flood protection at each of the blasting spots.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:26:04 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3350 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, March 26, 2012