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Missing Waitress Found in Car in Missouri River

Toni Anderson had gone missing after leaving work at bar in January

(Newser) - A Kansas City woman missing for two months has been found in her car at the bottom of the Missouri River, reports the Kansas City Star . "We just got the news—there’s a body in her car," said Liz Anderson, mother of 20-year-old Toni Anderson, on Friday... More »

Pipeline Rupture Spills Crude Into Yellowstone River

Up to 42,000 gallons of oil heading toward Missouri River

(Newser) - Up to 42,000 gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline in Montana is surging through a flood-swollen Yellowstone River, creating an environmental mess that is threatening to reach the Missouri River, reports the Wall Street Journal . The Exxon Mobile pipeline, which runs under the Yellowstone River to a refinery... More »

Floodwaters Breach Nebraska Nuke Berm

Water hits transformers, triggering shutdown of electricity

(Newser) - Floodwaters have poured over a berm surrounding a Nebraska nuclear power plant, forcing a shutdown of electricity used to control cooling systems. Emergency generators were used until an off-site power supply could be connected to the Fort Calhoun plant, and officials say there has been no danger to the public,... More »

Missouri River Threatens to Flood Iowa Town

Rising waters have already led to floods in other areas

(Newser) - The Midwest continues to struggle with flooding, as a small Iowa town evacuated today to escape the rising waters of the Missouri River. The Army Corps of Engineers is building an emergency levee to hold back the waters, which are expected to reach record levels in the next few weeks... More »

30-Pound Carp Beans Racing Kayaker

Flying fish forces racer out of river competition

(Newser) - Kayaker Brad Pennington was among the favorites to win the Missouri River 340 canoe and kayak race before a fish intervened. A 30-pound Asian silver carp jumped out of the water and hit him "like a brick," forcing him to withdraw from the endurance race with a pounding... More »

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