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  • Man arrested for DWI after crashing truck with infant inside into canal

    June 13, 2016 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in custody after he was accused of crashing his truck into a canal while driving drunk with an infant in the vehicle early Monday morning. 41-year-old Charles Matz, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of DWI, vehicular negligent injuring, careless operation and... more »
  • Deputies recover body from Metairie canal

    April 15, 2016 5:15 PM

    METAIRIE - Sheriff’s deputies in Jefferson Parish recovered the body of a man from a canal in Metairie just after noon on Friday. JPSO says the body was found near the 4900 block of Veterans Blvd close to Transcontinental. A sheriff’s office spokesman said a passerby discovered the... more »
  • Baker Canal bridge closed immediately

    November 30, 2015 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Engineers closed an East Baton Rouge Parish bridge over the Baker Canal Monday after they said a structural timber had rotted out. The Department of Transportation and Development ordered the Old Baker - Zachary Road Bridge over the canal closed. The city-parish said it stay closed... more »
  • 92-year-old St. Amant woman fears home may collapse into canal Play Video

    October 27, 2015 6:11 PM

    ST. AMANT - A 92-year-old woman fears her home may collapse into a nearby canal in Ascension Parish if something isn't done to save her residence soon. Her family says water being pumped through the waterway is rapidly chipping away at the land, causing the bulkhead to cave in.... more »
  • 6-year-old girl, mom killed after car flips into a canal

    April 14, 2015 3:11 PM

    METAIRIE - A little girl and her mother were killed when the SUV they were in flipped into a canal in Metairie. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the girl's mother was driving the vehicle. Thirty-two-year-old Elizabeth Braddock, of Kenner, was given CPR at the scene. It happened Tuesday around... more »
  • Comite Diversion Canal project to receive $10M

    February 3, 2015 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON- Senator David Vitter (R-La.),announced today that several projects in Louisiana will receive $62.4M in additional funds. It's all part of the Army Corps of Engineers' FY 2015 spending plan. One project of local interest is the Comite River Diversion Canal project, which will receive $10M alone. ... more »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for small plane in canal

    January 27, 2015 2:25 AM

    SEABECK, WA - The Coast Guard says it has suspended its efforts to find a survivor after more than eight hours of searching Washington's Hood Canal in an area where a small plane is believed to have crashed. Apparent airplane debris was found floating on the water Monday afternoon after... more »
  • Task force wants to talk to Congress about slow-moving Comite project

    January 13, 2015 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A task force set up to monitor the slow-moving Comite River Diversion Project met for the final time Tuesday. The group, set up by an act of the legislature last year, has been discussing ways to get the program to move faster. The canal project is years... more »
  • Body found in New Orleans canal

    November 6, 2014 3:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man drinking with friends on a sailboat was found dead floating in the industrial canal near SeaBrook Marine. Port of New Orleans spokesman Matt Gresham says the group of friends woke Wednesday morning to find the man missing. He says they searched the harbor area and... more »
  • Lawmakers angry over failed progress at Comite Diversion Canal Play Video

    September 29, 2014 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A tense meeting unfolded at the State Capitol Monday as lawmakers argued over the stalled-out Comite River Diversion Project. The meeting got heated as the group met with project leaders about the lack of progress recently. If the project is ever finished, it should ease flooding... more »
  • Two people found dead inside sunken car

    May 20, 2014 5:32 AM

    ST. JAMES PARISH - A single vehicle crash took the lives of two people in St. James Parish. 48 year old Matthew Daigle and 54 year old Terri Deslatte were found dead inside a submerged car off of Highway 61 south of I-10. According to State Police, a... more »
  • 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 »

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