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  • Broussard boy killed in crash with boat on Louisiana lake

    September 4, 2017 1:46 PM

    CAMERON - An 11-year-old boy is dead and another boy is injured following a head-on collision between a personal watercraft and a boat on a Louisiana lake. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release that the deadly crash happened Saturday on Lake Calcasieu... more »
  • One dead, two missing after boat sinks in English Channel

    August 6, 2017 12:52 PM

    LONDON - Romanian officials say one of the country's citizens drowned and two others are missing after their boat collided with another vessel and sank in the English Channel. The Romanian Foreign Ministry said four Romanians were in the boat when the accident happened off the Sussex coast... more »
  • Wildlife officials investigate video of boat dragging shark

    July 25, 2017 9:13 PM

    MIAMI - Florida wildlife officials are investigating after a video of men dragging a shark behind a speeding boat went viral on several social media sites. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Rob Klepper said in an email Tuesday that the agency had been alerted to the... more »
  • Driving drunk is not just an issue on the road

    June 30, 2017 8:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Driving drunk is not just an issue on the road. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents will look for impaired boat operators as part of Operation Dry Water from Friday through Sunday. Officials say alcohol can impair a boater's judgment, balance, vision and reaction... more »
  • New Roads community commemorates Memorial Day with a 'blessing of the boats' Play Video

    May 28, 2017 11:25 PM

    NEW ROADS - A wreath was tossed into False River at New Roads to remember fallen solders over the Memorial Day weekend. "We set aside this Memorial Day to give thanks and recall all the blessings of life," Deacon Bob McDonner said. The services for those who died... more »
  • STPSO recovers drowning victim at Slidell marina

    May 19, 2017 10:58 PM

    SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a person who drowned while swimming at a boat launch. STPSO deputies say their Special Operations division began searching for a subject who went swimming around 3:30 p.m. The body of the victim was recovered around 5:45... more »
  • Oxford-Cambridge boat race to go on after WWII bomb removed

    April 2, 2017 12:29 PM

    LONDON - British police say the hotly contested annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race will proceed as planned after they removed an unexploded World War II-era bomb near the start of the race on the River Thames. The bomb was discovered by a member of the public near Putney Bridge in southwest... more »
  • Cajun Navy looks to aid flood victims still struggling to rebuild Play Video

    April 1, 2017 10:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - During the flood, Burney Morgan's home in Denham Springs was hit by four feet of water. To he get back into his house, he applied for the state's Shelter at Home program. The program allows victims to stay in their homes while they try to rebuild.... more »
  • Coast Guard, good Samaritans help burning ship in the gulf

    January 16, 2017 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to a vessel that caught fire 150 miles south of Southwest Pass Monday morning. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a report at 3:28 a.m. from the National Command Center of an electrical fire... more »
  • 11 drown, 15 missing after boat capsizes in eastern India

    January 14, 2017 12:29 PM

    PATNA, India - Police say at least 11 people drowned and 15 others are missing after their overcrowded boat capsized in a river in eastern India. Police officer Chandan Kushwaha says the incident took place Saturday as 40 people were returning by the boat after attending a Hindu religious festival... more »
  • Mud boat operator dies after collision with tour airboat

    November 29, 2016 8:16 PM

    THIBODAUX - State wildlife and fisheries agents are investigating a fatal boating incident in Lafourche Parish. It happened about 3 p.m. Monday near Mud Lake along Bayou Des Allemands after a swamp tour airboat from Airboat Tours by Arthur collided with a mud boat. The mud boat's operator, 35-year-old Bart... more »
  • National WW2 Museum's PT boat almost ready for water tests

    November 19, 2016 7:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A World War II patrol torpedo boat that sank three enemy vessels and participated in two invasions is taking a barge trip to a canal so the crew that lovingly restored the USS Sudden Jerk can learn its ways and get it tested for tour boat duty.... more »
  • Three arrested for operating meth lab on boat

    November 7, 2016 5:27 PM

    PIERRE PART – Three people have been arrested for operating a meth lab on a boat in Pierre Part. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 39-year-old Dwayne Paul Hebert, 33-year-old Latisha Landry and 31-year-old Kelly Blanchard on Friday, Nov. 4 while operating a boat near Lake Verret. Officers... more »
  • Young girl dies from injuries suffered in boat accident

    September 12, 2016 8:56 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A 7-year-old girl has died from severe head trauma suffered in a two-boat collision in Bayou Cheramie. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday that Jaidyn Montet, of Bayou L'Ourse, was pronounced dead at a Morgan City hospital after a bass boat collided Sunday with... more »
  • All False River boat launches closed due to debris, high water level

    September 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – The Pointe Coupee Parish Police jury is closing all operated boat launches into False River until further notice. All privately operated boat launches into False River are also closed. The closure is due to the high water level and amount of debris in the river which... more »
  • Bodies of 2 Louisiana men recovered from Missouri lake

    August 27, 2016 2:26 PM

    SUNRISE BEACH, Mo.- The bodies of two men from Louisiana have been recovered after a boating accident at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified the two men as 49-year-old Richard Prince of Metairie and 40-year-old Bradley Dunphy of Lafayette. The... more »
  • New emergency response boat comes to Livingston Parish Play Video

    July 2, 2016 11:39 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The latest weapons to fight fires on the waters in Livingston Parish Fire District 2 was built to take a beating. The new aluminum fire fighting boat can pump water by the tons and is fully equipped to save lives. "It's a strong hull. I knew... more »
  • Man accused of stealing boat from firefighters

    April 27, 2016 5:40 PM

    MANCHAC - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say stole a boat belonging to the Manchac Fire Department. 58-year-old Douglas "Chip" Davis of Hammond is charged with felony theft, since the estimated value of the boat was more than $18,000, our news partner Action News 17... more »
  • Boat and iPhone of teens lost at sea discovered months later

    April 23, 2016 9:09 PM

    TEQUESTA, Fla. - The parents of one of two teenagers lost at sea last summer say their boat and an iPhone has been found. The Palm Beach Post reported Saturday that the parents of Perry Cohen said the 19-foot long boat was spotted 100 miles off the coast of Bermuda.... more »
  • 3 bodies, 1 survivor found from boat that sank off Florida

    April 11, 2016 10:20 AM

    STUART- Officials say three bodies and one survivor have been found from a boat that sank off the Florida coast. The Martin County Sheriff's Office says two bodies were found Monday in St. Lucie Inlet and another on a beach. Further details weren't immediately released. Three men and a child... more »
  • Hunters rescued from sinking boats in Plaquemines Parish

    November 8, 2015 6:45 PM

    VENICE – Deputies in Plaquemines Parish rescued three hunters from Garyville after their boats began taking water and sank Sunday. Deputies Chad LaFrance and Aubrey Looney with the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division rescued the three friends aged 22, 24 and 27 from the Mississippi River near Pilottown.... more »
  • Waterways closed in Livingston, Ascension parishes due to flooding

    October 26, 2015 10:47 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities in Ascension and Liberty parishes closed waterways to recreational boaters Monday due to high water levels. Emergency managers in both parishes said the waterways would close at noon. In Ascension Parish, emergency managers said the Amite River and Diversion canal would close. The Ascension Parish... more »
  • Randy Anny, wife plead not guilty to fraud, conspiracy Play Video

    September 3, 2015 12:49 PM

    SORRENTO - A Sorrento Council member and his wife pleaded not guilty to federal charges they illegally claimed thousands of dollars of Gulf oil spill recovery money. Randy Anny and his wife Barbara entered their pleas in federal court in Baton Rouge Thursday morning. They both face charges of... more »
  • Arrest made in boat ramp stabbing

    August 31, 2015 4:24 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities in St. Landry Parish arrested a man accused of stabbing a woman in the neck at a Plaquemine boat launch Monday. Officials said Travis Howell was stopped at a roadblock and arrested. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi told News 2 they believe Howell stabbed the... more »
  • Councilman, wife accused of making false oil spill claim

    August 6, 2015 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Thursday which accuses Sorrento councilman Randy Anny and his wife Barbara of illegally claiming thousands of dollars of Gulf oil spill recovery money. U. S. Attorney Walt Green said Anny and his wife face federal charges of conspiracy and wire fraud.... more »
  • Eight lives left

    July 28, 2015 8:59 PM

    LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZONA- A cat is now safe after it was found trapped in a boat that sank to the bottom of a lake. It was hungry, wet and scared when a dive team recovered the boat and brought it to shore. It was found in a front... more »
  • A crackdown on drinking boaters heading into holiday

    July 1, 2015 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Ahead of a long holiday weekend, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is warning boaters about operating vessels while intoxicated. The department issued a news release noting the arrests of three boaters statewide from last Friday through Sunday - in Jefferson, Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes. The department... more »
  • Four rescued after fishing boat sank near Venice

    June 9, 2015 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four people have been rescued by a Coast Guard Helicopter crew. Their boat sank about 41 miles outside of Venice, LA, Tuesday. The rescue crew showed up around 3:30 p.m. and took the four fisherman off a platform and hoisted them on board the helicopter.... more »
  • Deputy uses lifeguard training to save boater

    June 5, 2015 12:16 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - An Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy is being credited for the rescue of a stranded boater who couldn't swim near the Bayou L'ourse community this week. The sheriff's office said Deputy Donald Aubrey Jr. used his training as a lifeguard to save a woman who was stranded on... more »
  • Four injured in Diversion Canal boat crash

    June 3, 2015 8:06 PM

    MAUREPAS - Two juveniles and two adults were taken to an area hospital after a boat crash on the Diversion Canal Wednesday night. The operator of a fishing boat was thrown off the craft after the boat crossed into the wake of an oncoming boat and went airborne. The... more »
  • Shrimp prices plummet in 2015

    May 26, 2015 9:36 AM

    DULAC- After a few years of steady prices, Louisiana shrimpers are watching the prices for their catches plummet this season. Nicholas Rodrigue, a shrimper from Dulac says last year he was getting $2 a pound. This year the price has dropped to 55 cents. Shrimp season for waters within three... more »
  • Agents patrolling on the busiest boating day Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:11 PM

    MAUREPAS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents said they are on high alert as Memorial Day kicks off the start of boating season. Despite the turbulent weather a number of people were out on the water in the Maurepas area. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and... more »
  • Louisiana's inshore shrimp season to open May 18

    May 8, 2015 5:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says state inshore waters will open for shrimping at 6 a.m. May 18. Most outside waters are already open. So are the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds. The May 18 opening covers inside waters and state outside waters out to... more »
  • Boat found in Bayou Manchac, boater still missing

    April 30, 2015 9:49 AM

    PRARIEVILLE- The search continues this morning for a missing boater in Ascension Parish. There's some new progress in the search. Crews have found the boat that went missing in Monday's storm, but so far, there's still no sign of Allen Fitzgerald. Crews are searching Bayou Manchac, close to where... more »
  • Boat capsized in Mediterranean; hundreds missing

    April 19, 2015 11:51 AM

    ROME - There's been another disaster at sea for migrants heading to Europe. A fishing boat crammed with as many as 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya overnight. Only a few dozen have been rescued. More than 900 people are known to have died... more »
  • Man accused of crashing St. Tammany Sheriff's boat while drunk

    April 12, 2015 4:07 PM

    MADISONVILLE, La. - A volunteer member of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office boarded one of the office's boats and drove into a bar's piling while drunk, according to officials. Danny Eckhart faces charges of unauthorized use of a movable and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Eckhart boarded... more »
  • Boat accident, Mother of three missing

    March 29, 2015 12:45 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - Search and rescue crews are looking for a missing Folsom woman after a boat capsized on it in the Pearl River Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department, Jonie R. Morgan, 31, was on the boat... more »
  • Outdoor Report: Louisiana Sportstman Show Play Video

    March 13, 2015 6:42 AM

    GONZALES - The Louisiana Sportsman Show is the largest and longest-running outdoors show in Louisiana. It kicked off Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. There is something for everyone at the event, regardless of your age; from kids' rides and food to watching... more »
  • Boat fire kills man on board

    March 8, 2015 3:46 PM

    SULPHUR - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire that destroyed a boat and claimed the life of a man on board. Authorities were notified of the fire about 9:30 p.m. Saturday near Dunn Ferry Road, which crosses the Calcasieu West Fork - a tributary to the Calcasieu... more »
  • Boat dedicated to LSU student killed in hit and run

    January 15, 2015 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An air-boat will be dedicated to an LSU student that was killed in a hit and run accident about seven months ago . Eric Fabre of Slidell was driving on his scooter when a car hit him from behind near the intersection of Airline Highway and... more »
  • Men rescued after spending night on barrier island

    January 7, 2015 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Coast Guard crews rescued two men from a burning boat that had run aground near the Chandeleur Islands sometime Tuesday or Wednesday. Family members reported the men missing after they did not arrive at their destination as expected Tuesday. The men left Biloxi, Mississippi, earlier in... more »
  • No fire protection, no problem Play Video

    September 11, 2014 9:32 PM

    THREE RIVERS ISLAND - A man tired of waiting for fire protection in his neighborhood built his own makeshift fire hydrant. "This isn't a cure-all, it gives us some piece of mind," said Sanford Kreisler. Three Rivers Island has about 80 homes, 30 of them house permanent residents... more »
  • Bodies found in water off South Florida coast Play Video

    August 25, 2014 7:44 AM

    HOLLYWOOD, FL - Officials are still trying to determine the identities of four men whose bodies were found floating off the South Florida coastline. The bodies were discovered Sunday off Hollywood Beach. The remains were taken to the Broward County medical examiner's office and the Broward Sheriff's Office has joined... more »
  • Island community causes headache for fire department Play Video

    August 4, 2014 9:33 PM

    THREE RIVERS ISLAND - It took first responders about 20 minutes to get to a home engulfed in flames Sunday morning. The home is located on Three Rivers Island along the Diversion Canal.  It is a golf cart community in Livingston Parish, but the bridge to get there begins... more »
  • LDWF: Drugs found on oyster boat

    August 4, 2014 4:19 PM

    LAFOURCHE - State wildlife agents arrested a man last week after investigators said they found drugs on his boat. Nick A. Collins, 42, from Golden Meadow was arrested for the possesion of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while in possession of... more »
  • Search for missing firefighter to continue Friday Play Video

    January 31, 2013 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A day of searching on the Belle River ended without good news for the family of a missing Baton Rouge firefighter. Teams from five different agencies used divers and SONAR-equipped boats in their search for Jacob Lewis, 28, who went into the river last night while... 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 »

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