Mississippi River

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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