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  • BRPD: Shooting victim had long record Play Video

    April 8, 2014 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for answers after a man was shot and found dead in a canal near Washington Ave and Belfair Drive. Police said Tuesday they aren't sure what killed 38-year-old Alexander Jason Scott, the gunshot wounds he suffered or the water he was found in. A... more »
  • UPDATE: Identity released of man killed, dumped in canal

    April 8, 2014 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a murder after the body of a 38-year-old man was found shot to death early Tuesday morning. The body of Alexander Scott was found by neighborhood residents around 7:30am in a canal behind houses in the 4300 block of Jefferson Ave.... more »
  • Corps closes N.O. storm surge gate

    October 3, 2013 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS-The Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to close a storm-surge gate protecting the New Orleans area as Tropical Storm Karen swirls in the Gulf of Mexico. The Amy Corps says it would begin Thursday afternoon to close a gate designed to keep possible storm surge from... more »
  • Wayward dolphin makes splash in polluted NYC canal

    January 25, 2013 3:04 PM

    NEW YORK- A wayward dolphin has been making a splash in a polluted New York City canal. Friday's deep-freeze weather didn't seem to faze the dolphin as it swam around in the Gowanus (guh-WAH'-nuhs) Canal, which runs 1.5 miles through a narrow industrial zone near some of Brooklyn's wealthiest neighborhoods.... more »
  • BR company gets $44.8M canal contract in NO

    January 9, 2013 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Baton Rouge company has a $44.8 million, 48-month contract for concrete-covered canals along two New Orleans streets. The Army Corps of Engineers says the canals will reduce the risk of damages from the equivalent of about nine inches of rain over 24 hours. Such storms... more »
  • UPDATE: Divers believe they've found submerged car

    December 10, 2012 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rescue divers believe they've found a vehicle which drove off the highway and into a canal near the Mall of Louisiana. News 2 crews on the scene say the divers are attaching chains to the vehicle in order to pull it out. Sheriff's deputies said... more »
  • Rescuers searching for submerged car near mall

    December 10, 2012 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rescue units responded to reports that a car drove off a frontage road between the Mall of Louisiana and I-10 East and was submerged in water. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks said a witness called firefighters about the wreck around 1:35 p.m. They... more »
  • 2 killed in boat crash in Port of Iberia canal

    April 16, 2012 7:12 AM

    NEW IBERIA - Authorities say a father and son were killed when their boat crashed in the commercial canal of the Port of Iberia. Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says the boat crashed around noon Saturday and caught on fire in the Commercial Canal about two miles from the boat... more »
  • Trash piles up in canal near LSU Play Video

    April 4, 2012 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's tough to keep up with the piles of trash that seem to never end. Take a walk on the Carlotta Street bridge over the canal, and you can see why. Styrofoam cups, beer cans, and any kind of trash you can think of is smashed... more »
  • Deputy shoots suspect trying to steal cruiser

    January 14, 2012 4:16 PM

    METAIRIE - A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy shot a man in the shoulder who took a police car to try to escape. Sheriff's department spokesman John Fortunato says 34-year-old Corey Rebaldo of Metairie, jumped from his truck and fled from the deputy, then doubled back and jumped into the police... more »
  • 1947 Joy Theater to reopen in New Orleans

    December 26, 2011 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Joy Theater's bright blinking "JOY" sign that for more than 50 years was as common a sight on Canal Street as the streetcars in New Orleans is blinking again for the first time since before Hurricane Katrina. The illuminated sign is being hailed a beacon of... more »
  • Butte LaRose protected by boat patrols

    May 17, 2011 5:46 PM

    BUTTE LAROSE- Boats are being used by St. Martin Parish Sheriff's deputies for safety and security in the Butte LaRose Canal. Many camps back up to the waterway, giving thieves or vandals the opportunity to do some damage while people have evacuated from the area. The St. Martin... more »
  • Comite River Diversion Canal project could see speed up

    March 9, 2011 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Comite River is set to crest 2 1/2 feet above flood stage. The Comite River Diversion Project was planned after floods in the early 80s to prevent flooding. Fifty-three hundred homes and businesses in three parishes were damaged. The diversion canal is 12 miles long... more »
  • Ejected from car, victim found in canal

    February 26, 2011 5:19 PM

    METAIRIE- The body of a man who was apparently ejected from a car that rolled over several times after the driver lost control was found in a suburban New Orleans drainage canal. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the accident happened early Saturday as a Honda Civic driven by... more »
  • Deputies rescue woman trapped on boat

    December 9, 2010 2:46 PM

    MANCHAC- Deputies in Tangiphaoa Parished rescued a woman who became trapped in a boat she didn't know how to use. Officials say the woman called 911 and reported that she was trapped in a boat. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found her trying to paddle across the... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 critical after car runs into NO canal

    October 17, 2010 9:44 AM

    New Orleans police have charged a 28-year-old man with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated after the car he was allegedly driving plunged into a canal. The New Orleans Police Department said in a news release that a 24-year-old man died in Sunday's accident and a 27-year-old man was in... more »
  • Man's body found in NO drainage canal

    October 4, 2010 7:00 AM

    New Orleans authorities are seeking the identity of a body found in drainage canal. Coroner's office Chief Investigator John Gagliano said that the body was discovered about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and that the man had drowned earlier in the day. He said foul play is not suspected. Gagliano tells The... more »
  • Man arrested for dumping "green" product

    April 25, 2010 2:32 PM

    Biodiesel made from used cooking grease is considered "green." But the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality accuses an Iberville Parish biodiesel maker of dumping grease and glyseric- a biodiesel byproduct - into a canal behind his house. DEG Spokesman Tim Beckstrom says the canal behind 54-year-old Tommy M. Francise's... more »
  • Woman found dead in Baton Rouge canal identified

    April 16, 2010 3:19 PM

    The body of a woman who was found in a canal in Baton Rouge, has been identified. Police say 29 year-old Jennifer Gonzales, from Zachary, died from trauma to the body. Gonzales' body was found in a canal near Alamonster Avenue and Greenwell Street. Her death is... more »
  • Body found in north Baton Rouge canal

    April 14, 2010 7:18 PM

    A body was found this afternoon in northern Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police were called to a canal near Alamonster Avenue and Greenwell Street. Sgt. Don Kelly said the body appears to be a white female. The body was not decomposed and appeared to have been in the water for... more »
  • Women rescued after crash

    September 18, 2009 11:22 AM

    Two women are expected to recover after a pickup truck ran off the road in Livingston Parish and landed upside down in a canal. It happened Thursday in Satsuma. A sheriff's deputy found Laura McDonner and Rhonda Nerf trapped inside after seeing smoke coming from under a bridge on South... more »

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