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  • 3rd Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on lake

    August 7, 2017 3:19 PM

    AVINGER, Texas - A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of Dallas. Texas Parks & Wildlife spokesman Steve Lightfoot says the 11-year-old Scout died Monday. He was hospitalized in Shreveport, Louisiana, following the accident... more »
  • Louisiana fisheries agency offers boating safety courses

    March 19, 2017 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering seven free boating education courses around the state this week. The effort is part of a national Spring Aboard-Take a Boating Education Course campaign. Boating education courses are mandatory for anyone in Louisiana born after Jan. 1, 1984, who... more »
  • 75-year-old man seriously injured after boats collide in Iberville Parish

    July 2, 2016 5:41 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – The Iberville Parish Sheriff said three people, including a 75 year old man, were injured after a boating accident in Bayou Sorrel Saturday afternoon. According to Brett Stassi, the incident happened around 4 p.m. Saturday near Plaquemine. Three people were hurt after two boats collided, pushing one... more »
  • Boater pulled from Tickfaw River after accident in Livingston Parish

    June 25, 2016 11:24 PM

    KILLIAN - First responders say one person was injured and another boater was pulled from the Tickfaw River after a boat struck a tree in Livingston Parish Saturday night. The incident happened near Highway 22 and Tin Lizzy's Marina along the Tickfaw River around 10 p.m. Saturday. Sources tell... more »
  • Officials caution safety for boaters during Memorial Day weekend Play Video

    May 27, 2016 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Coast Guard along with Wild Life and Fisheries officials are have warned boaters of the dangers of boating under the influence as Memorial Day weekend begins. In every state, it is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Coast... more »
  • FEMA money cleaning up Livingston Parish waterways Play Video

    December 2, 2015 5:56 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Livingston Parish is putting nearly a million dollars from FEMA relief to work to clean several bodies of water across the parish. The money comes from disaster relief for Hurricane Isaac that happened three years ago. The parish got $931,000 to remove debris and trash like household appliances... more »
  • Amite River, Diversion Canal closed to recreational boat traffic Play Video

    October 26, 2015 2:54 PM

    GONZALES - Officials in Ascension Parish announced Monday that the Amite River and Diversion Canal waterways will be closed to recreational boat traffic effective immediately and will remain closed until further notice. Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez signed an executive order Monday morning after officials decided to suspect recreational... more »
  • Boaters get on the water for the holiday weekend

    July 3, 2015 8:05 PM

    MAUREPAS - Plenty of people were out kicking off Independence Day weekend on the water. Boats could be seen floating up and down the Amite River all day. "(I) figured I'd fill it up with gas and have some fun for the weekend," said Joseph Guillory. Just... more »
  • False River improvements enter final step Play Video

    May 15, 2015 5:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - The final phase of work to improve the water quality of False River is underway. Crews are building a 16-acre island on the south end of the oxbow lake. Last fall, Pointe Coupee Parish leaders lowered the water level by nearly three feet. Then contractors built... more »
  • Popular boat landing still under repair Play Video

    April 3, 2015 4:44 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The boat landing at Fred's on the River, an Amite River hot spot, will remain under construction for the next few months. In December, the business started construction to repair the landing, but work hasn't finished in time for one of the biggest boating weekends. It was... more »
  • False River rehab begins today Play Video

    September 1, 2014 4:31 PM

    NEW ROADS - The drawdown of False River from 16 feet above sea level to 13.5 feet above sea level will begin Tuesday. The Pointe Coupee police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over a three week period with the water level being... more »
  • Ascension Parish man arrested for boating hit and run

    August 15, 2014 2:11 PM

    ST. AMANT- A man from Ascension Parish, accused in a boating hit and run in Livingston Parish last month, is now behind bars. This morning, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents arrested Thomas Amorello. Agents say Amorello, of St. Amant, was driving his ski boat on the Amite... more »
  • Body found after boating incident

    December 22, 2013 12:54 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - 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 »

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