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  • New rules won't float with boat owners in Orleans suburb

    December 26, 2016 2:10 PM

    KENNER- Recreational boats on trailers are nothing unusual in many Louisiana neighborhoods. Now, new restrictions on where boat owners in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner can park their vessels are drawing complaints. The complaints have led city officials to say they are exploring whether they should alter or delay... more »
  • Boating festival of Christmas lights floats again

    December 17, 2016 3:18 PM

    HOUMA - Boats decorated with festive Christmas lights for the holiday season will take once more to the waters ahead of Christmas. The Courier reports the Ala Bayou Terrebonne Christmas Boat Parade takes place Saturday. The decorated boats float about three miles from Bourg to Humble Canal in Montegut. The... more »
  • Ascension & Livingston Parish waterways to reopen at midnight

    September 9, 2016 11:52 AM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Parish and Livingston parish officials announced that all waterways will be reopened to boats on Friday at midnight. The waterways have been closed since last month's historic flooding. The waterways will be reopen to recreational and commercial boat traffic. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and... more »
  • Iran holding US vessels and crew

    January 12, 2016 4:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the crew members of two small Navy craft are being held by Iran. But U.S. officials have been assured by Tehran that the crew and the vessels will be returned safely and promptly. Officials say the incident happened near Farsi Island, situated in the middle... more »
  • New Roads hosts Blessing of the Boats ceremony and honors vets

    May 24, 2015 6:58 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Blessing of the Boats annual prayer ceremony happened Sunday afternoon. Every year, boaters get a prayer said over their boats to prepare for boating season. This year, more than 20 boats were blessed in a traditional event that has lasted over three decades. "It... more »
  • Boat agents look to crack down on safety violators Play Video

    May 17, 2015 9:47 PM

    MAUREPAS - Boat agents are cracking down on safety violators this Memorial Day week after a dangerous start to the boating season. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries agents in Livingston parish said they've had five documented boat accident and one fatal just in the month of April... more »
  • 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 »

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