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I board a plane to Hattiesburg, Miss., tomorrow (Thursday) to bring you reports from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, which was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Tribune columnist Slim Smith
NEW YORK -The youngest son of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline has been hospitalized for some kind of reaction but was expected to be discharged soon.
NEW ORLEANS - A boat carrying state prison employees collided with a barge on the swollen Mississippi River upstream from Baton Rouge on Sunday, injuring 18 people.
FLAGSTAFF - Steve Sir made a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead Northern Arizona to a 104-77 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - The plane from Dallas touched down at the Jackson airport at 9 a.m. Friday and I was home, back to the state I was born in and lived my first 35 years.
Perry 5-11 0-3 11, Hill 6-11 0-0 12, Natyazhko 1-2 0-0 2, Mayes 3-6 0-0 8, Fogg 3-7 1-2 7, Parrom 1-3 0-0 3, Turner 2-6 4-4 8, N. Johnson 2-9 0-0 6, Lavender 0-0 0-0 0, Chol 0-0 0-0 0, Jacobson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-57 5-9 57.
Northern Arizona running back Alex Henderson leans past Mississippi cornerback Cassius Vaughn for a second-quarter touchdown in Oxford, Miss. Nov. 7, 2009.
LAUREL, Miss. - The largest single-workplace immigration raid in U.S. history has caused panic among Hispanic families in this small southern Mississippi town, where federal agents rounded up nearly 600 plant workers suspected of being in the country illegally.
U.S. Marshal deputies direct several suspected illegal immigrants from the federal courthouse in Hattiesburg, Miss., to a waiting van for transportation to a overnight holding facility, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008. The immigrants were detained in a raid on a manufacturing plant in southern Mississippi Monday. Over 600 suspected illegal immigrants were picked up during the raid.
WINFIELD, Mo. - Severe thunderstorms rattled northern Missouri early Thursday, threatening to add even more rain to the swollen Mississippi River and complicate efforts to keep the river from engulfing this community.
FOLEY, Mo. - For the second time in 15 years, Keith Aubuchon found himself packing his belongings and evacuating his home to escape a "100-year" flood of the Mississippi River.
WINFIELD, Mo. - As towns upriver watched the Mississippi River slowly begin to recede, a few farther south focused on holding on for a few more days - furiously filling sandbags and keeping watch over saturated levees struggling to hold back the flooded river.
FOLEY, Mo. - Amid the battle to hold back the swollen Mississippi River, some towns in northeastern Missouri and Illinois got an unwelcome surprise Saturday as river levels rose higher than projected.
WINFIELD, Mo. - The flooding in the Midwest has brought freight traffic on the upper Mississippi to a standstill, stranding more than 100 barges loaded with grain, cement, scrap metal, fertilizer and other products while shippers wait for the water to drop on the Big Muddy.
Towboat Capt. Matt Dallmier navigates the rising Mississippi River to check on barges he anchored earlier near Quincy, Ill., Sunday, June 15, 2008. The barges will be anchored in the river until the flood waters recede.
GULFPORT, Ill. - The rising Mississippi River broke through a levee Tuesday, forcing authorities to rescue about a half-dozen people by helicopter, boat and four-wheeler as floodwaters moved south into Illinois and Missouri.
GREENWOOD, Miss. - In the Mississippi Delta, life is never far from the blues — a challenge and an opportunity for those promoting tourism here.