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  • Boaters celebrate Fourth of July on False River Play Video

    July 4, 2014 3:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - Many boaters took advantage of the beautiful Fourth of July weather by cruising False River. B.J. Burnett brought his sons and their friends out for a tubing trip. Burnett says it's nice to make memories on the water. "Just out here on the river having... more »
  • Woman killed in boating accident

    July 1, 2014 9:31 PM

    KILLIAN - A boating trip ended deadly for a couple in Livingston Parish. Wildlife and Fisheries agents say a couple may have hit a tree while boating on the Amite River Tuesday night. It happened about one mile south of Pete's Landing. The woman died from her injuries.... more »
  • Coast Guard units crack down on impaired boaters

    June 26, 2014 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Coast Guard, parish marine units and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries plan to increase awareness for boaters under the influence this weekend. The task to prevent impaired boaters is through Operation Dry Water, a nationwide campaign where to stop people from operating a boat... more »
  • Boaters cruise Amite River after opening Play Video

    June 7, 2014 4:57 PM

    PORT VINCENT - This weekend boaters soaked up the sun on the Amite River days after it was shut down due to high water from heavy rains last week. Jay Randall bought a boat for his family the day Ascension Parish shut down inland waterways. "I was thinking... more »
  • False River reopened, Blind River gate closed

    June 5, 2014 12:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - Parish officials reopened False River to recreational boating Thursday morning, though some other restrictions on area waterways remained in effect. The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said the river had fallen below an acceptable level, and encouraged people to stay safe. Ascension Parish officials said... more »
  • Boy dies in tubing accident

    May 26, 2014 9:03 PM

    HARRISON COUNTRY, MS - Authorities say an 8-year-old New Orleans area boy riding on a tube has died in a boating accident on the Mississippi coast's Wolf River. Department of Marine Resources spokeswoman Melissa Scallan told The Associated Press that the boy and another sibling were on the tube... more »
  • Deacon blesses boats on False River

    May 25, 2014 4:59 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Kiwanis Club held its annual blessing of the boats on False River Sunday. One after the other boaters passed down False River for a blessing from a deacon with the summer boating season underway. Deacon Bob McDonner says he's seen quite a few... more »
  • Gray triggerfish season closes; red grouper limits

    April 30, 2014 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says recreational fishing for gray triggerfish will close in Louisiana waters at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and will remain closed until Jan. 1. The state is matching a closure in federal waters. NOAA Fisheries biologists said Wednesday the annual recreational catch... more »
  • 2013 was least deadly on waterways

    February 13, 2014 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fewer people died while boating in Louisiana during 2013 than in any year since 1974 the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release Thursday. Thirteen people died last year. Previously, the record for the least amount of deaths on the water was in... more »
  • State working to restore False River fishing Play Video

    January 22, 2014 5:57 PM

    NEW ROADS - A council created by the state legislature is working to restore fishing in False River. Today the False River Watershed Council (FRWC) held an open house in New Roads to discuss progress to create fish habitats and plans to reduce silt in the oxbow lake. ... 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 »
  • Boat owners could face problems with new regulations Play Video

    July 5, 2013 6:43 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- New regulations allowed by the Supreme Court on the amount of ethanol in gasoline could cause problems for boaters. The EPA approved an increase from 10 to 15 percent ethanol in consumer gasoline. Boat mechanics were already experiencing problems from the lower ethanol blend and now they... more »
  • Erin Brockovich arrested for boating under the influence

    June 9, 2013 1:22 PM

    LAKE MEAD, Nv. - Erin Brockovich was arrested Friday for boating while intoxicated in Lake Mead, Nevada, according to CNN. The environmental activist was taken into custody at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor in Lake Mead, Nevada, after she had trouble docking her boat and required help. Brockovich... more »
  • Men cited for duck hunting violations

    December 19, 2012 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents have cited two men for alleged hunting and boating safety violations along Highway 23 near Triumph in Plaquemines Parish. Earlier this month, agents cited Christopher Hicks, of Boothville, and Calvin Riggs, of Buras, for hunting migratory game birds... more »
  • Trio busted for smoking crack cocaine, fake 'gator fight

    December 5, 2012 10:09 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Three people face charges after a 911 call where they told deputies they were being attacked by alligators. Deputies in Livingston Parish said John Lamonte, Jennifer Lamonte and Brenda Burns were on a boat, high on crack cocaine. At least two of them thought the boat was being... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to 8 fishing, oyster violations

    October 17, 2012 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 25-year-old Houma man arrested for alleged oyster and boating violations has pleaded guilty to 18 earlier charges. Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says Danny T. Billiot Jr. was sentenced to six months in jail and... more »
  • Recreational boating still not allowed

    September 3, 2012 9:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Two parishes will keep waterways closed, indefinitely. Livingston and Ascension Parishes will won't reopen areas to recreational boating. Leaders say water levels have not receded enough. more »
  • Texas man still missing after Red River boating accident

    February 9, 2012 8:13 AM

    BENTON, La. - Authorities in Bossier Parish have resumed a search for an east Texas man missing since a boating accident Wednesday at the Red River Marina. One man was injured in the accident. Crews airlifted him to the LSU hospital with a head injury and hypothermia. Bossier Sheriff Office... more »
  • Boating regulations and required equipment

    July 2, 2011 4:56 PM

    For information on boating regulations and required equipment click here. more »
  • Livingston Parish waterways reopened

    May 23, 2011 12:49 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - All waterways in Livingston Parish are open to recreational boat traffic as of this morning, according to the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness. Waterways were closed Friday, May 20th, as a precuation due to high river levels. more »
  • Second victim of boating accident found

    March 22, 2011 3:10 PM

    HOPEDALE, La.- The body of a man missing since a weekend boating accident on Lake Borgne has been found. State wildlife agents say they found 54-year-old Mark Anderson on Tuesday about 100 yards from where he fell off the boat Saturday. His brother - 61-year-old Arthur Anderson Jr.... more »
  • Two injured in Belle River boating accident

    January 16, 2011 1:10 PM

    Two men were injured during a boating accident on Belle River. It happened between Assumption and St. Martin Parishes early Sunday morning. Officials with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office say Derek Domingue, 26, and Kenneth Landry Jr., 37, were boating down Belle River to go hunting. The boat hit... more »
  • Heart problem blamed for boater's death

    November 21, 2010 9:37 AM

    CHALMETTE- The St. Bernard Parish coroner says a heart problem may have killed a 63 year old Mississippi man whose body was found near his boat on November 14. Dr. Bryan Bertucci says a preliminary autopsy found that David McAdory of Madison did not drown. The parish released his... more »
  • News 2 takes a look at boating safety

    May 31, 2010 10:27 PM

    In light of the weekend accident, and the unofficial beginning of summer, many people may be hitting the waterways to cool off. "Boating Safety Week" just wrapped up, and News 2's Rob Krieger gets answers on what you need to know before you take to the water. more »
  • Boating deaths down 6 from 2008 to 2009

    April 28, 2010 5:37 AM

    Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says boating deaths are down from 2008. In 2009, 32 people died in boating wrecks in Louisiana, six fewer than in 2008. Of 17 who drowned, 15 were not wearing life vests, and alcohol caused one-fourth of last year's 25 fatal wrecks. Boating deaths... more »
  • Residents along Amite want boats to slow down

    October 7, 2009 12:20 PM

    Residents who live along the lower Amite River want boats to slow down. They are going to the Livingston Parish council to ask that the no wake zone be extended to slow boats through the area. News 2 spoke with residents in Head of Island who say big... more »

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