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  • Remember the 4th of July on the False River that went viral?

    July 4, 2017 11:38 AM

    NEW ROADS – As an area favorite festivity takes to the water Tuesday, we can't help but remember the time the Boat Parade on the False River made one man internet famous. Christian Walther became a viral hit after he appeared in a news report and the graphic accompanying... more »
  • Barge removal started on False River Play Video

    May 23, 2017 7:11 PM

    NEW ROADS - Following a 2 On Your Side report, a crew made the first steps to remove a barge from False River Tuesday. The barge floated onto a woman's property when False River was high in August during the flood. It then tipped over her bulkhead into the... more »
  • Large barge tipped over in False River, been there since August Play Video

    May 10, 2017 6:18 PM

    NEW ROADS - A barge floated into a woman's backyard and it's been there since August. Noel Loftus says she's called everyone she can think of. Her New Roads home sits on False River and right now, her view is compromised. A large, rusted piece of welded metal... more »
  • Next drawdown for False River undetermined Play Video

    January 11, 2017 11:50 PM

    NEW ROADS- Sunday the gates will close on the south end of False River concluding a several month drainage project aimed at revitalizing the oxbow lake. It's the second "drawdown" in several years, officials say it's necessary while residents argue it's destroying their property. "'I'm 100% in favor for... more »
  • Information available to residents on False River shoreline erosion and restoration

    October 6, 2016 4:52 PM

    FALSE RIVER – Information is available to homeowners to help them control shoreline erosion as a part of the False River Ecosystem Restoration Project. The information provides suggested modifications to ensure a more natural shoreline and to foster aquatic habitat restoration. The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, the... more »
  • New Roads awarded grant for False River Drive walkway

    September 23, 2016 9:50 AM

    NEW ROADS – The City of New Roads has been awarded a grant by the Louisiana Office of State Parks to create the False River Drive pedestrian walkway. The grant is a part of the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program, which provides funds to states to provide and... more »
  • State delays drawdown of False River

    September 8, 2016 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is delaying a drawdown on False River because of recent flooding in the area. Project engineers say they expect no adverse effects from flooding, but they recommend delaying the drawdown as a precaution. The move was originally set to begin... more »
  • Residents enjoy Labor Day weekend after False River reopens Play Video

    September 4, 2016 7:45 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH – False River had been closed for weeks due to the high water levels and flood debris, but now that officials reopened the River residents can continue on with their Labor Day traditions. The closure of the river came as terrible news to residents wanting to... more »
  • All False River boat launches closed due to debris, high water level

    September 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – The Pointe Coupee Parish Police jury is closing all operated boat launches into False River until further notice. All privately operated boat launches into False River are also closed. The closure is due to the high water level and amount of debris in the river which... more »
  • Residents opposed to second False River drawdown Play Video

    June 24, 2016 7:34 PM

    NEW ROADS - Some residents along the False River say they are against a plan to draw down the lake's water by six feet. When officials lowered the lake by three feet in 2014, resident Rick Falgout said the soil on his property gave away, causing $6,000 in damages.... more »
  • Draw down in False River next step for restoration Play Video

    June 20, 2016 7:53 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – The next step to restoring False River is a draw down and is expected to begin by Labor Day. The river was once known for its record catches before silt from local farm lands damaged fish habitats, however the spot still manages to be a good fishing... more »
  • False River nearing more improvements to enhance wildlife Play Video

    March 24, 2016 5:34 PM

    NEW ROADS - The next step toward improving wildlife on False River is in the works as engineers look into how to bring trophy fishing back. Phase two of the False River restoration project is expected to begin after the summer and will focus on limiting siltation from the M1... more »
  • False River rehab project gets more funding Play Video

    October 2, 2015 6:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - The state plans to pour more money into improving the water quality in False River in Pointe Coupee Parish. Phase two of the project is now in the works after the State Bond Commission approved $350,000 for the project. People in Pointe Coupee Parish feel it is... more »
  • False River improvements almost finished Play Video

    September 4, 2015 5:49 PM

    NEW ROADS - Fishermen say wildlife is improving around False River due to efforts to improve water quality in the popular oxbow lake. In the past 10 months contractors have dredged and pumped silt to form an island on the south flat of False River. The 16.5 acres of silt... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Catholic Pointe Coupee Play Video

    August 2, 2015 12:20 AM

    New Roads - The Catholic Pointe Coupee football team is breaking in a new head coach this season as David Simoneaux takes over the Hornets. The Hornets went 5-4 last season but missed the playoffs and Simoneaux, who spent the last five years as the offensive coordinator at Central,... 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 »
  • Drawdown of False River extended another 45 days

    March 11, 2015 11:13 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has extended the drawdown of False River by an additional 45 days to help the ongoing restoration efforts in the oxbow lake's south end. The extension of the drawdown was requested by state Rep. Major Thibaut, who told jurors keeping the... more »
  • 1st phase of False River restoration nearly complete

    February 20, 2015 2:18 PM

    NEW ROADS - State and local officials say construction efforts intended to improve the water quality of False River continue to move forward according to the long-term plan recommended by the False River Watershed Commission. State Rep. Major Thibaut said contractors are currently in the process of removing sediment... more »
  • False River officials address drawdown concerns Play Video

    January 28, 2015 10:13 PM

    NEW ROADS - More than a dozen residents living along and around False River say their property is changing since the water level was dropped last year. The False River drawdown was implemented to revive the lake and remove silt, to make sure it sustains itself for years to... more »
  • Some say False River drawdown caused property damage Play Video

    January 21, 2015 5:24 PM

    NEW ROADS - Some residents are concerned that the drawdown of False River could be damaging their property along the popular oxbow lake. The drawdown of False River began in September as the first step toward rehabilitating the once thriving fishing spot. People can tell the effect the drawdown... more »
  • Levee work begins on False River Play Video

    November 24, 2014 5:03 PM

    NEW ROADS - Work has begun to build a ring levee on the south flat of False River to improve the water quality in the popular oxbow lake. Contractors started work on the ring levee Monday and hope to have it finished by the end of January. Another contractor... more »
  • Netting season gets early start at False River Play Video

    October 7, 2014 6:38 PM

    NEW ROADS - Anglers are reeling in cash on False River after the commercial netting season opened a month early. Fishermen say the 30-day head start is crucial to their yearly income. The season usually lasts from November to February, giving commercial anglers a very small window of opportunity.... more »
  • False River drawdown exposes banks, trash Play Video

    September 16, 2014 3:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - Some Pointe Coupee residents are taking advantage of the exposed shorelines during the False River drawdown. The drawdown of False River from 16 to 13.5 feet above sea level began on Sept. 2. It's part of a plan to improve water quality in the popular oxbow... more »
  • Drawdown begins on False River, aims to improve wildlife Play Video

    September 2, 2014 5:52 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - False River is lower today as the first-ever, man-induced drawdown begins on the oxbow lake. It's part of a plan to rehabilitate the area. State and local leaders are lowering the water so contractors can pump out waste and unwanted sediment. It should result in much... 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 »
  • Drawdown of False River to begin Sept. 2

    August 27, 2014 11:18 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Police Jury announced on Tuesday their selection of a Texas contracting company to conduct False River dredging projects with drawdown of the river to begin on Sept. 2. The police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over... more »

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