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  • Shrimpers back on the job without higher prices

    September 13, 2014 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana shrimpers are back on the water, and most of them returned after three days of what had been planned as a one-week strike for higher prices. After a meeting last Friday, Louisiana Shrimp Association members said they'd keep their boats docked for a week because prices... more »
  • Feds: Nearly $2 million of pot tossed from 2 boats

    June 14, 2014 1:36 PM

    SAN DIEGO - Federal officials say nearly $2 million worth of marijuana that was tossed into the ocean from two suspected smuggling boats has been recovered about 160 miles off the coast of San Diego. Ralph DeSio, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, says more than 130 bales of... more »
  • Wildlife agents checking boaters this weekend Play Video

    May 24, 2014 5:02 PM

    MAUREPAS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was out in full force Saturday as the first big weekend of the boating season kicked off. Wildlife agents monitored boat traffic on the Amite River while doing boat safety checks. It's part of the Louisiana safe boating week. Agents... more »
  • Tons of cocaine seized by Coast Guard

    March 5, 2014 7:48 PM

    SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA- The Coast Guard seized $122-million worth of cocaine, nearly four tons, in nine operations of the coast of Central America. The cocaine was unloaded this week to be used as evidence. The seizures happened between October and late January in international waters off Guatemala, Panama and Colombia.... more »
  • America's Cup expected to go on after fatal wreck

    May 11, 2013 12:29 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The head of the America's Cup planning effort says he expects sailing's most prestigious event to go forward after the death of a sailor on a training run in the San Francisco Bay. In an interview Saturday morning, Stephen Barclay said he would await the results of... more »
  • Roads, waterways still closed in Ascension Parish

    January 14, 2013 10:40 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish authorities continued to deal with swamped roads and high river levels after heavy flooding last week and more rain this past weekend. Waterways are still closed to recreational watercraft until they drop back down to safe levels again. Here's a list of current road... more »
  • Ascension tornado leaves trail of destruction Play Video

    December 10, 2012 5:33 PM

    GONZALES- A tornado touched down early this morning near the corner of Airline Highway and Black Bayou Extension. According to eye witness reports the tornado lifted a small Ford Ranger truck at least 20 feet in the air before it fell on top of a Ford F-150 Raptor, crushing... more »
  • LDWF agents prepare for possible rescues Play Video

    August 28, 2012 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wildlife agents moved equipment and other resources into place in case they're needed to rescue people as Hurricane Isaac comes through Louisiana. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries set up several staging areas for equipment, where agents and boats can get fuel and supplies during... more »
  • LDWF stages agents, equipment across state

    August 28, 2012 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will once again play a lead role in any potential rescue work after Hurricane Isaac. The department has staged 50 agents and equipment at the Waddell Management area on Flannery Road. They are part of a fleet of 200 agents... more »
  • Terrebonne considering sunken boat removal law

    May 15, 2012 11:03 AM

    HOUMA- Terrebonne Parish officials are considering a law to crack down on owners of sunken boats who abandon the vessels and leave the parish with the bill for removal. If approved, the ordinance would authorize officials who find sunken vessels to identify the owners and issue warnings. If... more »
  • Derelict boats will be pulled from bayous

    October 23, 2011 9:26 AM

    HOUMA, La.- Dozens of rotting, abandoned boats will be hauled out of Terrebonne Parish bayous as part of a parish-wide campaign to remove aquatic blight. The Courier reported that 43 boats will be removed from Bayou Grand Caillou, Bayou Dulac, Bayou Terrebonne, Bayou Dularge and Bayou Petite Caillou beginning... more »
  • LPSO: Boat burglars target the Springfield area

    July 29, 2011 5:50 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Deputies are crediting sharp-eyed neighbors for helping them crack a string of burglaries along Livingston Parish rivers. Chief Deputy Jason Ard said Terry Pounder, 17, and Eric Brunet, 23, were arrested in suspicion of breaking into several homes and campsites in the parish. Ard says the two... more »
  • Volunteers sign up for emergency flotilla in Pointe Coupee

    May 10, 2011 10:14 PM

    NEW ROADS- In Pointe Coupee Parish, leaders are counting on locals to get people out as the water rises. The sheriff was only calling for a hundred boats and volunteers to make up an emergency flotilla, but more showed because everyone wants to support each other, if needed. ... more »
  • Iraqi sailors train on patrol boats in Morgan City

    September 24, 2010 6:45 PM

    Dozens of Iraqi sailors are in Louisiana training on patrol boats built in Morgan City, but they’re learning more than just sailing. The Iraqi government purchased 15 patrol boats that will be built at Swiftships Shipyard in Morgan City. At least five groups of Iraqi sailors will spend 90 days... more »
  • Hundreds of boats leave the Gulf

    July 23, 2010 8:09 PM

    Hundreds of boats working with the Vessel of Opportunity Program have to leave the Gulf. With Bonnie heading our way, it’s crucial they get to safe harbor. News 2’s Rob Krieger talked to one boat captain in Golden Meadow and got answers on what he expects. more »
  • Livingston Parish closes all waterways to boat traffic

    July 6, 2010 12:30 PM

    All waterways in Livingston Parish are closed because of bad weather moving thought the area. The Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says heavy rainfall and the possibility of coastal flooding prompted the decision. Parish President Mike Grimmer issued the emergency declaration at 9 a.m... more »
  • Livingston partners with Coast Guard to clean up waterways

    December 8, 2009 10:26 AM

    Livingston Parish is partnering with the U.S.Coast Guard to clean up 26 abandoned party barges, wooden pirogues, houseboats and pleasure craft in the Amite River, the Blind River and the Diverson Canal. In a press release, Parish President Mike Grimmer said, "Maritime junk is not only a serious public... more »
  • $1M in damages tied to Livingston Parish fire

    November 2, 2009 5:00 PM

    Fire claimed a home, part of a camp and several boats in the Killian area Thursday. Fire investigators were on the scene again on Monday, trying to determine what started the massive blaze. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning told News 2 the fire caused about $1 million in... more »
  • Morgan City company to build boats for Iraq

    October 2, 2009 9:19 PM

    Swiftships Shipbuilders in Morgan City won a $181 million contract to build nine patrol boats for Iraq's Navy, a deal that will create about 100 jobs. The boats will be constructed at the company's yard in Morgan City by September 2010. They're designed to operate in coastal waters out... more »

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