mississippi river

78-foot alligator bonfire built on Mississippi River levee

A group of friends in Louisiana have been following a longstanding tradition of building massive holiday bonfires that are big enough to stop anyone in their tracks. But instead of going tall with their build, they went long with a 78-foot alligator display.

Gulf residents brace for expected hurricane

The National Hurricane Center issued hurricane watches for parts of coastal Louisiana on Wednesday, as the first tropical system to slam the US this year is expected to make landfall as a hurricane.

Houseboat rescue on Mississippi River

Eleven rescued after houseboat tipped over

Eleven people were rescued after a houseboat tipped over on the Mississippi River on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border Monday afternoon.