Mississippi River

Chris Miller
March 04, 2019 - 6:23 pm
A scary moment on the riverfront in downtown New Orleans when the Coast Guard ship bringing the king and queen of the Zulu parade to Woldenberg Park slammed into part of the pier at the Canal St. ferry landing. Video shows Coast Guard vessel carrying King and Queen of Zulu slam into dock while...
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March 02, 2019 - 11:51 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state agency is issuing an emergency rule affecting levees in Louisiana's coastal area so local jurisdictions can control activity due to dangerous flood conditions on the Mississippi River and other waterways. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board says...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 27, 2019 - 1:54 pm
Police are not letting any traffic on the Huey P. Long Bridge in either direction across the Mississippi River after a ship hit the structure. Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts tweeted the news: IMPORTANT From the JP 911 CENTER COAST GUARD CALLED TO ADVISE OF A VESSEL STRIKING THE HUEY P...
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Chris Miller
February 27, 2019 - 11:47 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today began opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway to stop the rising water levels on the Mississippi River as it heads towards New Orleans. Col. Mike Clancy with the Corps of Engineers New Orleans District says a tremendous amount of rain has fallen upstream. "Since...
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Chris Miller
February 25, 2019 - 2:26 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway later this week. Col. Mike Clancy says operators will start pulling the pins that open the spillway on Wednesday, February 27. The trigger for opening the spillway is when the river is flowing past it at a rate of...
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Don Ames
February 17, 2019 - 12:55 pm
The Coast Guard says a two-boat crash Saturday morning in a Plaquemines Parish waterway threw a group of people into a channel of the Mississippi River near Boothville-Venice. Official say a 24-foot bay boat and a 40-foot commercial deck boat were sailing in a channel of the river just north of...
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Don Ames
January 17, 2019 - 7:03 pm
The search for a man and woman missing after a boat capsized on the Mississippi River Wednesday has been suspended The owner of the workboat that capsized and sank in the River says the vessel has been found. Marine Spill Response Corp. of Herndon, Virginia, says the 32-foot workboat was located...
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Jim Hanzo
January 16, 2019 - 3:26 pm
The Coast Guard along with the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Office are searching for 2 people after their vessel capsized in the Mississippi River this morning. Sheriff's deputies in Plaquemines got the call around 11 a.m. that a vessel capsized around mile marker 17 on the river. The search...
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January 05, 2019 - 7:47 am
PILOTTOWN, La. (AP) _ The Coast Guard says a ship loaded with coal that had run aground near the mouth of the Mississippi River has been moved and the river partially reopened. The news release says the Coast Guard has reopened the river at mile 3.5 near the community of Pilottown to vessels with a...
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October 12, 2018 - 10:05 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A bridge over the Mississippi River in Louisiana has been closed indefinitely after it was struck by a barge carrying a crane in the river. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said in a release the Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsville was hit around 3 a.m...
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