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Missouri River Flooding
3:59 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Levee damage changes management plan for Missouri River

Aerial views of the Missouri River in the Bismarck-Mandan, North Dakota area June 8, 2011. The upstream Garrison Dam was releasing water into the Missouri River at a flow of 140,000 cubic feet per second.
(Via Flickr/USACEPublicAffairs/Photo by Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk)

Reporting from KXCV's Kirk Wayman also used in this report.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's unlikely that all the levees damaged by record flooding along the Missouri River last summer will be repaired by spring - and that's changing the way the Corps manages the river.

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Election 2012 / Susan Montee for Lt. Gov.
4:10 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Three children of Mo. lt. gov. candidate Montee arrested

Susan Montee.
(via Flickr/MoNewsHorizon)

Reporting from KXCV's Kirk Wayman used in this report.

Three children of Democratic Missouri lieutenant governor candidate Susan Montee have been arrested. One also works for the campaign.

Montee’s daughter and two sons all face municipal charges in St. Joseph after police there broke up a bar fight at about 1:15 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving.

St. Joseph police captain Kevin Castle says 25-year-old Amanda, 23-year-old Andrew, and 22-year-old Austin were among about 30 people involved in the disturbance which spilled out into the street.

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Missouri River Flooding / Vaccinations
4:36 pm
Mon July 4, 2011

Communities affected by flooded Missouri River requesting vaccinations

(via Flickr/Daniel Paquet)

Reporting by KXCV's Kirk Wayman used in this report.

Several communities up and down the swollen Missouri River are not only requesting sandbags, but vaccinations as well.

In extreme Northwest Missouri, Atchison County deputy emergency manager Mark Manchester said his office has given about 50 workers tetanus shots during the flood fight.

Missouri River flooding
5:38 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

More water could be released from South Dakota dam into Mo. River

Brigadier Gen. John McMahon of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at a meeting in Jefferson City.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated 8:55 with information about another levee breach:

The flooding has breached another levee in northwest Missouri, forcing the evacuation of the Holt County town of Craig.

Emergency officials in Holt County say the flooding Missouri River breached a levee along the Big Tarkio River around 2 p.m. Monday, and another nearby levee is being overtopped.

Residents of Craig have until noon to leave their homes. Emergency sandbagging operations are ongoing.

Our earlier story:

The amount of water being released from a South Dakota dam into the Missouri River could increase, if a weather system currently over the river’s upper basin dumps more rain.

That’s the warning given today by Brigadier General John McMahon of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a visit to Jefferson City.

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Morning round-up
9:28 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A light earthquake was felt this morning in St. Louis. The 4.2 magnitude temblor was centered about 14 miles east of Sullivan.
www.USGS.gov

Small Earthquake Felt in St. Louis

A light earthquake shook parts of Missouri and souther Illinois early this morning. The United States Geological Service says the 4.2 magnitude earthquake was centered about 14 miles east of Sullivan in Franklin County. Sullivan is about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis.

The earthquake, which was 3.2 miles deep hit about 3:10 a.m. The USGS says the temblor was felt as far west as Columbia, Mo., and as far east as Carbondale, Ill.

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Missouri River Flooding
4:06 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Missouri National Guard preparing for state-wide Missouri River flooding

A map of the Missouri River. Flooding is expected at levee points across the state of Missouri over the next month.
(via Wikimedia Commons/DEMIS Mapserver/Shannon 1)

Reporting from KXCV's Kirk Wayman was used in this report.

The Missouri National Guard is now involved in flood preparations along the Missouri River, which is expected to overflow levees at points across the state for at least the next month.

The Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a series of releases in South Dakota starting this  week that will bring water flows into the Missouri River up to twice the amount of previous releases.

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