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  • Authorities investigating shot alligators

    April 30, 2013 10:32 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The owners of Alligator Bayou Swamp Tours said authorities are investigating the killing of several alligators on their property. The gators were found shot sometime Monday, according to the business. News 2's Michael Shingleton will have more details starting at 5 p.m. more »
  • Parish spends $100,000 for Alligator Bayou drainage already in 2013 Play Video

    March 4, 2013 5:31 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Twice this year, Ascension Parish put in temporary pumps to flush out water from Alligator Bayou into Manchac Bayou, and on Monday, permanent pumps were at it again. "It is about time they did it, and if it's something that will make the water go out... more »
  • Alligator Bayou Rd. reopens today

    March 4, 2013 7:41 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A temporary road closure that sent area residents on a 45-minute detour in Ascension Parish has come to an end. Officials announced Sunday plans to reopen Alligator Bayou Rd. to traffic this morning. Crews worked to install two drainage pipes under the roadway Saturday, but saw... more »
  • Long detour from Ascension road closure Play Video

    February 4, 2013 5:53 PM

    ASCENSION - Neighbors living on and near Bayou Manchac say a road closure is sending them on a 45-minute detour. Alligator Bayou Road closed nearly two weeks ago when two flood pumps were installed to drain water out of Alligator Bayou, Spanish Lake and Bluff Swamp. The pipes... more »
  • Neighborhoods remain flooded despite pumping station Play Video

    January 29, 2013 5:38 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Two weeks after a major rain event, residents along Bluff Rd. in the Alligator Bayou area are still flooding. Last Friday, two temporary pumps were installed to clear some of the mess, pumping water from Frog Bayou to Bayou Manchac. Drainage officials report the water has gone... more »
  • Bayou pumping to continue in Ascension Parish

    January 29, 2013 12:58 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said temporary pumps meant to lower water levels after recent flooding will keep going for the next couple of weeks. Martinez said the two pumps are draining 68,000 gallons of water per minute from the flooded Bluff Swamp Basin, through Frog Bayou... more »
  • Channel could control flooding Play Video

    July 2, 2012 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A channel is in the works in Ascension Parish to prevent flooding. Officials say if the channel isn't built, hundreds of people could be flooded out of their homes. The channel would connect Frog Bayou to Alligator Bayou, and then water would flow into Bayou Manchac. Some... more »
  • Mother of murdered man pleads for his killer to surrender

    June 20, 2011 5:53 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- Detectives are still trying to figure out who killed a man in the parking lot of a closed bar over the weekend. Investigators say 27-year old Joshua banks was found shot to death multiple times on Saturday at the Alligator Bayou Bar. Today, his mom pleaded... more »
  • Sewage found in local bayou

    June 14, 2010 5:56 PM

    Someone's dumping sewage into public waterways near Prairieville. The Department of Public Works says it doesn't know who's doing it, but they're hot on the trail thanks to some helpful callers. Reports flowed in to DEQ's 24 hour hotline. News 2's Luke Margolis gets answers on how you... more »
  • Man thinks he's bitten by an alligator

    March 25, 2010 8:17 AM

    A swirl in the dark water of Black Bayou Lake followed by a sharp stabbing injury to his arm after he fell into the water, led a man to believe he was bitten by an alligator. But Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agent Capt. Alan Bankston says there was no alligator... more »

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