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  • No time frame to reopen Alligator Bayou Road Play Video

    October 17, 2016 10:47 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Iberville Parish President Mitch Ourso isn't sure how long repairs will take on Alligator Bayou Road south of Baton Rouge. Iberville and Ascension Parishes made five flood relief cuts in it during the August floods. "If we didn't make the road cuts then I'm scared to say... more »
  • Off duty officer and good Samaritans save man from submerged car

    July 28, 2016 3:53 PM

    VACHERIE – A man was saved from drowning by an off duty Port Allen officer and two good Samaritans after his car became submerged in a bayou in St. James Parish. On Wednesday around 6 p.m., Troopers responded to a crash on LA 20 in St. James Parish after a... more »
  • WATCH: Big gator surprises father, daughter on fishing trip; Video goes viral Play Video

    April 12, 2016 9:41 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A video of a man from Baton Rouge is making its way around the Internet. The video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times, shows a his close-call with a large alligator. Lucas Burgos and his daughter Evan went on a camping and fishing... more »
  • Security beefed up ahead of "Nutcracker" ballet

    December 18, 2015 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you plan to attend a Baton Rouge Christmas tradition Saturday night, you will likely need to leave a little earlier this year. Heightened security measures will be in place at the River Center for the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre's production of "The Nutcracker - A Tale... more »
  • Woman drives into bayou, dies after wreck

    December 11, 2015 5:21 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Authorities in Iberville Parish said a woman drove off into a bayou in the Grosse Tete area and later died Friday. Chief Deputy Stephen Engolio with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said the wreck happened along LA 77 this morning in Grosse Tete. Engolio said... more »
  • Mercury, PCBs prompt warning about Devil's Bayou Play Video

    August 13, 2015 4:53 PM

    Ed. note - As is said and shown in the story, the fish in Billy Whetstone's market do not and never have come from Devil's Swamp. BATON ROUGE - Louisiana agencies say nobody should eat fish or crawfish from Devil's Swamp and Bayou Baton Rouge, or swim or boat... more »
  • Juveniles accused of stealing $100,000 in guns, watches Play Video

    August 7, 2015 4:35 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Dive teams hit the water Friday to look for vintage guns police said were stolen from a Plaquemine home Thursday by a group of juveniles. Plaquemine Police Chief Kenneth Payne said officers arrested seven boys between the ages of 10 and 15 Thursday afternoon in connection with... more »
  • Superfest finale marks the end of Baton Rouge's music weekend

    May 25, 2015 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bayou Country Superfest came to a close last night in dramatic fashion. The festival's final day had performances from Cassadee Pope, David Nail, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, and Blake Shelton. During Lambert's set heavy showers moved in, and she paused her set for a rain delay. Once... more »
  • Man saved in Assumption Parish bayou rescue Play Video

    March 13, 2015 6:13 PM

    PIERRE PART - A man is alive today due to the heroic efforts of a pair of sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish. Deputy Kelli Matherne was doing a routine patrol check on Lee Drive when she noticed a light shining in the bayou. The deputy said she first thought... more »
  • Deputy saves driver from drowning in bayou

    March 12, 2015 4:00 PM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff Mike Waguespack said an Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy saved the life of a driver whose car went off the road and into a bayou overnight. The sheriff said Deputy Kelli Matherne was checking businesses just after midnight in Pierre Part when she saw lights shining... more »
  • Wildlife and fisheries remove over 400 abandoned crab traps

    February 27, 2015 3:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 50 volunteers helped round up more than 400 abandoned crab traps in border waters within Sabine Lake and adjacent bayous. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the Feb. 21 cleanup was conducted along with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and focused on border... more »
  • Louisiana's own version of 'The Nutcracker' Play Video

    December 15, 2014 6:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 'The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou' is Louisiana's own version of the treasured holiday classic. It hits the stage again this weekend, just before Christmas. The ballet is Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m. at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.... more »
  • Superfest stars shine bright at CMA's

    November 6, 2014 6:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bayou Country Superfest organizers released their official talent lineup for the 2015 festival Wednesday morning. That night, some of the stars coming to Baton Rouge shined bright at the Country Music Association Awards. One of the brightest last night was Miranda Lambert. She opened the night... more »
  • Light up Louisiana at the Old State Capitol Play Video

    July 24, 2014 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A celebration of the sights of Louisiana opens today. The Louisiana Photographic Society is opening the "Light up Louisiana" art exhibit to celebrate its 60th year. The exhibit features photos from local artists that demonstrate the life, culture, natural beauty and wildlife of the Bayou State.... more »
  • Man talks about rescuing people from car in bayou Play Video

    June 18, 2014 9:39 PM

    GONZALES - A few days after an SUV carrying two people drove off of Coontrap Road and into New River, people are talking about the dangers the road brings for drivers. "It's a fairly smooth road, but people speed through that curve," Gonzales Fire Chief Tracy Normand explained. Normand... more »
  • WATCH: man, woman rescued after car crashes into bayou Play Video

    June 16, 2014 9:19 PM

    GONZALES- The driver of an SUV was likely impaired when he drove into New River Monday evening, police told WBRZ News 2. The unidentified man and a female passenger had to be rescued by eyewitnesses. In video, captured by someone who saw the incident, a man is seen on... more »
  • Flood victims held captive by water Play Video

    May 30, 2014 5:14 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - The small community of Brusly-St. Vincent is still waiting for waters to recede after Wednesday's floods. "It came up so fast there was not much we could do, we kept trying to fight it, but as we put a row of sand the water would come over... more »
  • Who is playing in our sandbox?

    May 7, 2014 9:56 AM

    Year after year, storm driven and natural erosion contour and change the Louisiana landscape. Much of the region was initially shaped by sand and silt deposits left behind by the southward flowing Mississippi River. As washouts erode and compact more land while upstream dams block the flow of additional sand,... more »
  • Volunteers clean up Bayou Fountain Play Video

    April 19, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers were at Bayou Fountain Saturday cleaning debris out of the water. For couple Bill and April Armstrong, the cleanup is important to them because they say something needs to be done. "It's the world we live in and it's a garbage dump. It shouldn't... more »
  • Air, second highway monitored after more bubbles appear in bayou Play Video

    February 25, 2014 9:31 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials say a new spot of bubbling water was discovered in Grand Bayou Monday. The site is on LA 69, a quarter mile north of the Gator Corner, and less than a mile from the sinkhole site. It is the 101st bubbling site in... more »
  • Body found after boating incident

    December 22, 2013 6:21 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON- Officials say they recovered a body of a boater who went missing yesterday. According to reports, the body of 37-year-old Brent Joseph LeBlanc of Central, La. was found at approximately 8:30am Sunday about a mile from his boat. The boat was found about a mile southwest of... more »
  • The Nutcracker- A Tale from the Bayou Play Video

    December 17, 2013 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Leonard Augustus and Christine Perkins, stars of "The Nutcracker- A Tale from the Bayou, sat down with Whitney Tuesday to talk about the upcoming performance. "The Nutcracker" will be performed December 21-22 at 2 pm and 6 pm at the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. As reported... more »
  • Woman's death ruled homicide

    November 18, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A death investigation has been ruled a homicide, after a woman's body was found in a bayou off South Tiger Bend Saturday . The East Baton Rouge Parish coroner said the woman died of blunt force trauma to her head, neck and chest. She was identified through... more »
  • Body found in a bayou

    November 16, 2013 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE -Deputies are investigating a how a body ended up in the bayou off Tiger Bend in Baton Rouge. Investigators say the body is that of a female, and they are still trying to work out how she died. The identity of the victim has not been released.... more »
  • Bayou Sorrel boat launch improvements begin

    October 15, 2013 11:57 AM

    BAYOU SORREL - Construction improvements for the boat launch at Bayou Sorrel are underway. The launch is located in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin. Cost of construction for the project is $683,000 with almost all of it coming from the Department of Natural Resources' Atchafalaya Basin Program.... more »
  • 4 chemical companies agree to clean Bayou d'Inde

    October 13, 2013 5:10 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - The state Department of Environmental Quality says four petrochemical companies have agreed to clean pollution from more than 700 acres of Bayou d'Inde in southwest Louisiana. Administrator Tom Harris says CITGO Petroleum Corp., PPG Industries, Axiall Corp. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. agreed to what is expected to... more »
  • BC Superfest now 3 days, George Strait headlining

    September 9, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - George Strait will headline the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest on May 23 as part of the final leg his "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour," which is also his final concert tour. Event organizers say the George Strait concert will include another major country superstar yet to... more »
  • Warning signs considered along bayou where 10-year-old drowned Play Video

    July 26, 2013 2:46 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said a 10-year-old boy drowned in Bayou Lafourche Friday. They said he was fishing with his friends when two of the boys decided to jump in the water from a footbridge. The victim, who could swim, came up once and showed... more »
  • Leaders want to talk about Bayou Manchac flooding

    April 1, 2013 9:47 PM

    GONZALES- Leaders in Ascension Parish want to discuss flooding concerns with leaders of the two other parishes along Bayou Manchac. The bayou, a natural drainage canal for Ascension, East Baton Rouge, and Iberville Parishes, is known to flood. Most recently, in January, backwater flooding caused problems in Ascension Parish.... more »
  • Barge separated from tug wreckage in La. bayou

    March 15, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a salvage company has separated a barge carrying tens of thousands of gallons of oil from the wreckage of a tugboat that struck a gas pipeline in a coastal Louisiana bayou, triggering a massive fire. Workers were monitoring the barge Friday to prepare... more »
  • Firefighters have memorial for two girls killed in crash

    February 21, 2013 11:39 PM

    ST. AMANT- Firefighters held a small memorial service for two kids who were killed when the car they were riding in plunged into a bayou last year. "[Thursday night] makes one year since the St. Amant Community was struck with the tragic accident that took the lives of two... more »
  • Bus driver worked overnight before wreck Play Video

    February 14, 2013 2:56 PM

    MARINGOUIN - A driver employed by the Iberville Parish School Board worked overnight at the parish sheriff's office before wrecking a bus with more than dozen students on it this morning, according to the deputies. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed the bus driver is an overnight dispatcher for... more »
  • School bus goes into bayou

    February 14, 2013 9:35 AM

    MARINGOUIN - A school bus went into a Maringouin bayou after hitting a house Thursday morning, according to law enforcement. It happened near LA 76 and Musson Lane around 7:15 a.m. Maringouin Police said there were 20 students on the bus when the wreck happened, and four were... 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 »
  • Man looking for best area for crawfish traps goes under

    January 30, 2013 10:21 PM

    BELLE RIVER- Search crews will return Thursday morning to an area waterway where a crawfisherman fell into the water and went under Wednesday night. The man's wife said he was out looking for an area to set crawfish traps. As he was loading his boat on a trailer at... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues stranded hunter

    January 23, 2013 3:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the Cost Guard said a stranded hunter used all the right survival skills to get spotted and rescued today after his boat sank in St. Charles Parish. The Coast Guard spotted a brush fire the hunter used to signal them while they searched Bayou... more »
  • More bubbling sites found near sinkhole Play Video

    January 22, 2013 5:47 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency officials released more information today about new bubbling sites spotted near a sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Surveyors found several sites in the last two days, bringing the total number of recorded bubbling sites in the parish up to 34. The police jury reported the... more »

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