Hamburg http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Thursday, June 16, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-june-16-2011 <p><strong>Army Corps to Begin Immediate Repairs to Mississippi River Levee</strong></p><p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intentionally breached the Mississippi River levee&nbsp;during flooding earlier this spring.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon announced&nbsp;Wednesday that Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, who ordered the breach in early May, said the levee in southeast Missouri will be rebuilt at three breach points. The corps breached the levee to relieve pressure on the floodwall at nearby Cairo, Ill., which spared the town from being flooded but inundated about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland.</p> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:22:09 +0000 Julie Bierach 1445 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, June 16, 2011