Mississippi River

Kenny Kuhn
July 31, 2020 - 11:54 am
On Friday, Governor John Bel Edwards along with Louisiana Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announce an agreement to deepen the Mississippi river from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Chris Miller
March 31, 2020 - 6:33 pm
Rising water on the Mississippi River has the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considering opening the Bonnet Carre spillway. It would be a record third consecutive year of operating the spillway if that happens
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Barges sink, tugboat hits Hale-Boggs Bridge
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Thomas Perumean
March 15, 2020 - 11:26 am
Barges sink, tugboat hits Hale-Boggs Bridge
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 12, 2020 - 8:44 pm
Several barges broke away on the Mississippi River early Wednesday, closing the river as crews worked to capture all of the barges
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 10, 2020 - 8:34 pm
Federal officials have announced $160 million for critical infrastructure projects in Louisiana, including $85 million to deepen the lower Mississippi River.
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 02, 2020 - 7:37 pm
A body was discovered floating in the Mississippi River near the Riverwalk in New Orleans Saturday. Authorities are working to determine the identity of man.
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 27, 2020 - 9:24 pm
United State Coast Guard crews have suspended the search for three missing crew members on a tow boat that sank in the Mississippi River Sunday near Luling, Louisiana.
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Mississippi River closed after barges collide, towboat sinks--three missing
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Thomas Perumean
January 26, 2020 - 9:31 am
Towboats collide on Mississippi, three missing, one vessel sunk
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Associated Press
October 03, 2019 - 8:17 pm
Back when the Mississippi River flowed wild, its ever-shifting waters acted as a continent-sized earth mover, picking up sand and dirt from the North, depositing it in the Delta region and eventually creating the land that is now south Louisiana. Thousands of years later, the mighty river is held...
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Thomas Perumean
September 27, 2019 - 7:29 am
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, Senator Bill Cassidy, Senator John Kennedy and Congressman Garret Graves are reacting favorably to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers an announcement of projects in Louisiana. These projects will receive critical dredging and maintenance funding from the...
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