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  • 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 »
  • Boat hits Causeway bridge, 1 person hurt

    June 6, 2014 2:58 PM

    METAIRIE- Authorities say a woman was hurt when she was thrown from a boat that hit the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The northbound side of the bridge was closed for a short time after a 21-foot fiberglass boat hit the southbound bridge. Officials say the boat, carrying five people, was traveling... more »
  • Sheriff: Victim killed execution-style over money Play Video

    May 8, 2014 4:31 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- The Iberville Parish Sheriff told WBRZ News 2 Thursday afternoon, it appears the motive for a gruesome execution-style killing at a camp in the swamp a day earlier was motivated by money. Sheriff Brett Stassi said the victim, Kye Boudreaux, did not like to go to his camp... more »
  • Sheriff: confession in execution-style killing Play Video

    May 7, 2014 4:57 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said the man connected to an execution-style killing confessed to committing the crime. Stassi said authorities arrested Detrell Scott, 22, on suspicion of first-degree murder and armed robbery Wednesday, hours after the victim was found dead. More than 25 people were interviewed... more »
  • Sheriff: Man found shot execution-style at camp

    May 7, 2014 11:01 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities said an Iberville Parish man was found this morning shot in the head at his camp, and someone had tried to burn his truck. Investigators said the parents of Kye Boudreaux found him dead this morning on the front porch of his camp. His boat had... more »
  • Greece: Smuggling boats capsize, 18 migrants drown

    May 5, 2014 7:22 AM

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's coast guard says it has recovered 14 bodies from inside a capsized migrant smuggling boat, bringing the total number of dead in the incident to 18. The yacht and a dinghy crammed with dozens of immigrants trying to enter Greece illegally capsized before dawn Monday off... more »
  • Towboat and barge hit, close bridge

    February 28, 2014 11:26 PM

    GROSSE TETE- A back-country route out of lower Iberville Parish is shutdown due to a boat's collision with the bridge over the Intracoastal Canal Friday. Sheriff Brett Stassi said no one was injured, but the swing mechanism on the bridge that connects Bayou Jacob Road to Highway 77 was... more »
  • 'McGyver' tactics used to survive freezing swamp Play Video

    January 8, 2014 8:12 PM

    PIERRE PART - Rescuers believe a man who was stranded in the Atchafalaya Basin for more than 24 hours used clever thinking to survive the elements. "I was scared for his life," the coordinator of the Assumption Parish Search and Rescue team, Scott Domingue, said. "It was probably... 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 »
  • Boat crash kills man in Livingston Parish

    December 6, 2013 11:27 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - The cause of a boating crash that killed a man in Livingston Parish is under investigation. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are looking into the Dec. 5 single vessel crash that killed 68-year-old Emil Durbin of Springfield. LDWF agents were called in about the... 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 »
  • Oil Spill on the Mississippi River

    September 7, 2013 4:18 PM

    CONVENT - The Coast Guard says they are working with a vessel in the Mississippi River to clean up an oil spill. Officials say the spill is coming from a vessel at Yara Terminal Mile 167 stationed in Convent. Yara operators say the crew on board the vessel is... more »
  • Hopes are high for a Delta Queen return

    July 29, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There's a hope along the Mississippi River that the sound of the Delta Queen's three octave calliope will pierce the air along the river. Legislation has moved out of the U.S. House of Transportation Committee allowing the vessel to resume river cruises. The Delta Queen, built in... more »
  • Golden Meadow man dies after boat hits piling

    July 24, 2013 2:30 PM

    GOLDEN MEADOW- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 29-year-old Golden Meadow man died of head trauma after his boat hit a piling on Bayou Lafourche. Richard Griffin Jr. was alone in the 16-foot vessel when the accident occurred about 5:15 a.m. Wednesday about a half-mile south of... more »
  • DWI charge against Miss. man in boat wreck

    July 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    AMITE - Louisiana wildlife agents have arrested a Mississippi man on charges accusing him of operating a boat while drunk and severely injuring a 6-year-old girl in a wreck on the Natalbany River near Killian. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement spokesman Adam Einck says 40-year-old Anthony Domiono, of Vicksburg,... more »
  • Miss. River closed during search for sunken tug

    July 7, 2013 5:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has shut down Mississippi River traffic in southeastern Louisiana while searching for a sunken tugboat. Coast Guard Petty Officer Carlos Vega said Sunday that 28 southbound and 22 northbound vessels were anchored and awaiting the river's reopening. Two people aboard the 48-foot tug C-Pec,... more »
  • Miss. River closed during search for sunken tug

    July 7, 2013 11:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has shut down Mississippi River traffic in southeastern Louisiana near Venice as the search continues for a sunken tugboat. The 48-foot tug "C-Pec" sank Saturday afternoon. The Coast Guard says two people aboard were rescued by a vessel in the area. River traffic was... more »
  • 20 safe after vessel hits platform, sinks in Gulf

    June 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say an offshore supply boat struck a production platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday and sank after all 20 people aboard were transferred safely to another boat. Coast Guard Petty Officer Ivan Barnes says none of the 16 passengers or four crew members on... more »
  • Ski boat hits tree; girl, 6, in critical condition

    June 10, 2013 1:40 PM

    KILLIAN - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 6-year-old girl is in critical condition with head injuries after a ski boat crashed into a tree on the Natalbany River bank. Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says the girl was among five people in the 22-foot ski boat,... more »
  • Man playing hide-and-seek with authorities on river

    May 14, 2013 8:57 PM

    BRUSLY- A man, possibly naked, is apparently playing a bizarre game of hide-and-seek with authorities on the Mississippi River. Sources tell WBRZ News 2, the U.S. Coast Guard was called after deputies in East Baton Rouge asked for help locating a missing boater earlier Tuesday. Deputies were trying to... more »
  • Sheriff puts fishing boat up for auction

    May 13, 2013 11:48 AM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is offering its 38-foot-long fishing boat for sale on the online auction site eBay. The Courier reports the starting bid is $180,000. The auction ends May 18. Since taking office, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has criticized former Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois' decision to buy the... more »
  • Couple accused of kidnapping kids in jail

    April 10, 2013 6:43 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. - The couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons and fleeing by boat to Cuba has been booked into a Florida jail after being handed over to U.S. authorities. According to a website for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Michael Hakken and his wife Sharyn are... 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 »
  • Swollen waterways to reopen at noon

    January 21, 2013 10:49 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities in Ascension and Livingston parishes announced waterways in both areas will reopen for recreational boat traffic at noon today. The rivers closed after heavy rain and flooding swelled local waterways to unsafe levels. Several parishes around the state delcared disasters after the flooding damaged bridges,... more »
  • Tug boat sinks in Mississippi River Play Video

    January 18, 2013 11:54 AM

    LAPLACE - The Coast Guard says a tug boat carrying 4,000 gallons of diesel and 100 gallons of lube oil sank in the Mississippi River near LaPlace. Petty Officer Alex Washington tells The Times-Picayune no one was on the vessel at the time and no injuries were reported. Washington... more »
  • Waterways for Ascension, Livingston parishes closing

    January 9, 2013 3:37 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities in Livingston and Ascension parishes announced they would close waterways to recreational boat traffic starting at 6 p.m. tonight. The closure will last until water levels recede after last night's heavy rainfall. Both parishes saw scattered flooding in towns and subdivisions after receiving several inches... more »

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