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  • On Lake Michigan, a coal-burning steamship gets a pass

    On Lake Michigan, a coal-burning steamship gets a pass
    — Built in the 1950s for the brawny task of ferrying railroad cars, the last coal-burning steamship on the Great Lakes is billed today as a nostalgic vacation shortcut between Wisconsin and Michigan. But every day it sails between this old...
  • River Flooding Begins To "Wrap Arms" Around Memphis

    River Flooding Begins To "Wrap Arms" Around Memphis
    Memphis area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to "wrap its arms" around the city and rise to record levels as flooding moves south. "It's a pretty day here, and people get a false sense of security,"...
  • Historic status sought for Michigan Road

    Historic status sought for Michigan Road
    Indiana's first major route connecting the Ohio River with Lake Michigan is on its way to being designated a historic state byway. Organizers are seeking the designation for Michigan Road not only to preserve Hoosier history, but to tap into the...
  • Natural Perspectives: Digging up some family roots

    I have a confession to make. I'm utterly addicted to tracing my family's roots. Vic says that kicking a heroin habit might be easier, but I have no intention of overcoming my addiction. I enjoy it too much. I lay the blame on my mother and my Aunt...
  • Tiny taxing districts with limited duties scattered across Illinois

    Tiny taxing districts with limited duties scattered across Illinois
    Orland Hills has a library board, but no library. Norwood Park has a paid three-member board with the sole job of overseeing 40 streetlights. And a southern Illinois tuberculosis board has amassed more than $200,000 yet it treats only one patient every...
  • Extreme East Coast Heat Wave Blamed in 64 Deaths

    Extreme East Coast Heat Wave Blamed in 64 Deaths
    NEW YORK -- The massive heat wave that baked half the country in triple digit heat indexes last week may have caused as many as 64 deaths in 15 states, the National Weather Service said late on Tuesday. Forecasters said the area still suffering from...
  • Natural Perspectives: Say goodbye to American pie

    If you were painting a Norman Rockwell portrait of America, you'd probably picture mom and an apple pie wrapped in the Star-Spangled Banner. But America's apples are disappearing. A century ago, there were an estimated 20 million apple trees growing in...
  • Conner Prairie announces new multi-million Civil War exhibit

    Conner Prairie announces new multi-million Civil War exhibit
    Conner Prairie is working on a new multi-million dollar exhibit that will take visitors back to 1863 and the Civil War. The exhibit is called "The 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid On Indiana". It will give visitors a feel of the biggest Civil War battle in...
  • First drought this year hits state crops, lawns

    First drought this year hits state crops, lawns
    Even as the heat wave subsided this week, conditions for cornfields and lawns continue to be affected by what meteorologists are calling Illinois’s first drought of the year. Two-thirds of the state is experiencing at least a severe drought, and...
  • Cooler this Weekend

    Cooler this Weekend
    The weekend brings a return to slightly cooler temperatures and only a small flurry chance on Sunday!  A southern storm system will get close to the area on Sunday but should track south of the Ohio River from Louisville to Cincinnati.  This should keep...
  • Warrick Co. severely damaged as tornadoes sweep through Midwest

    Warrick Co. severely damaged as tornadoes sweep through Midwest
    A series of tornadoes left at least nine dead and more than 100 injured across the Midwest Wednesday. While injuries weren't reported in Southern Indiana, one town was severely damaged. One tornado came into the town of Newburgh, Ind., off of the Ohio...