Mississippi River

Jim Hanzo
March 08, 2018 - 8:09 am
This morning the Army Corps of Engineers will open the Bonnet Carre' Spillway, diverting water from the rising Mississippi into Lake Pontchartrain. Col. Mike Clancy with the Corps says it'll be a partial opening that should last about 3 weeks "Twenty days or so and we will adjust that accordingly...
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Chris Miller
March 06, 2018 - 11:20 am
Army Corps of Engineers officials in New Orleans today expect ramp up their plans as the Mississippi River rises, as floodwater rolls down the Mississippi valley. "As you all know, we've been experiencing flooding in the Red River, the Ohio River, Illinois River, rivers all throughout the upper...
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Chris Miller
March 05, 2018 - 3:04 pm
The Mississippi River is rising fast and before the week is over, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will have to spill some of it into Lake Pontchartrain. "We anticipate hitting the triggers to operate the Bonnet Carre spillway this Thursday," said Col. Mike Clancy with USACE New Orleans...
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July 23, 2017 - 6:37 am
NEW ORLEANS, LA. - New Orleans Harbor Police are investigating after a body was found in the Mississippi River Saturday afternoon. According to Juan D. Barnes, the Harbor Police Department retrieved the body around 4:40 p.m. in the 800 block of Port of New Orleans. Police are treating the...
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May 20, 2017 - 7:43 am
BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - The body of an inmate who disappeared while working on a tugboat as part of a work release program has been pulled from the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish. The sheriff's office identified the man found Thursday as 30-year-old Andrew Vargas, of Hockley, Texas...
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May 15, 2017 - 8:43 pm
(AP) The Coast Guard says it is searching the Mississippi River west of New Orleans for a tugboat crewman. A news release Monday said the crew of the tug Miss Courtney reported the man missing late Sunday, saying he'd last been seen about 11:15 p.m. Two Coast Guard aircraft, a Coast Guard boat and...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 13, 2017 - 8:45 am
Drivers are reporting a dramatic vehicle fire on the I-310 between the Mississippi River and Boutte in St. Charles Parish. Officials say one of the vehicles is a fuel truck that flipped over in a crash. Louisiana State Police say one person died and another was seriously injured. Listener video...
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