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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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