Life as most people know it has come to a slow halt in the Mississippi Delta. More than 500,000 acres of land, according to the Mississippi Levee Board, has been covered by backwater floods that can’t seem to escape.
The U.S. Coast Guard said it has closed the Mississippi River near St. Louis to boat and barge traffic on Thursday for the second time this month due to high water and strong currents on the major shipping waterway.
An illegal immigrant who followed a 12-year-old Mississippi girl into a restaurant bathroom, got her number, then raped her hours later, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison, according to a report.
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