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  • Residents in Ascension Parish subdivision concerned over gator sightings Play Video

    May 21, 2017 11:48 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Neighborhood retention ponds have doubled as drainage management systems and entertainment for the homeowners in local subdivisions. But what's swimming below the surface has some residents concerned. "We had heard there was an alligator in the lake so we had been watching for it," Richard Peak... more »
  • STPSO recovers drowning victim at Slidell marina

    May 19, 2017 10:58 PM

    SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a person who drowned while swimming at a boat launch. STPSO deputies say their Special Operations division began searching for a subject who went swimming around 3:30 p.m. The body of the victim was recovered around 5:45... more »
  • Bad-luck suspect arrested after failed robbery and car wreck

    March 20, 2017 5:49 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Police and witnesses say just about everything went wrong for a woman when she tried to rob a bar. Barbara Boyd, manager at Linda's Lounge in Lake Charles, says the woman came in early Saturday, carrying what appeared to be a rifle and demanded money. When the... more »
  • Land eroding around lake, no one taking responsibility Play Video

    February 27, 2017 6:06 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Some people are worried their homes are going to be washed away. Backyards are eroding into a neighborhood lake and no one is taking responsibility. Some homeowners say they bought in Spanish Lakes because it's quiet and far enough away from traffic gridlock in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • More fight over 163-mile pipeline through Atchafalaya Basin

    January 22, 2017 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana environmental groups are gearing up for round two in a battle against a proposed 163-mile oil pipeline that would stretch across south Louisiana from Lake Charles through the Atchafalaya Basin and east to St. James. A public hearing last week for a required U.S. Army Corps... 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 »
  • Man drowns at Jefferson Lake apartments

    July 20, 2016 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - EBR Sheriff’s Office deputies say a man drowned in a lake near an apartment complex on Jefferson Highway. Deputies said they were dispatched to the location in reference to a drowning victim. Investigators learned that the victim was at the Jefferson Lakes apartment complex and allegedly... more »
  • Hundreds of rainbow trout stocked in Walker lake

    December 17, 2015 2:31 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker stocked a local lake with hundreds of rainbow trout from Missouri just in time for Christmas. People around town like Todd Gee are already baiting their hooks to catch trout at Sidney Hutchinson Park . "I had an uncle who passed away two weeks... more »
  • Officer involved shooting in Lake Charles

    October 11, 2015 1:01 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. - Police in Louisiana say officers answering a domestic disturbance call shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them and refused to drop it. Lake Charles Deputy Chief Mark Kraus says 44-year-old Kevin Lau, an Asian-American, died at a hospital. Kraus says Chief Donald... more »
  • Ground broken for new brewery in Lake Charles

    October 11, 2015 12:05 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. - An official groundbreaking ceremony has been held for Crying Eagle Brewing Company, which is building in Lake Charles on more than 10 acres of land. The company will produce hand-crafted beers and is expected to open its doors next spring. Crying Eagle President Eric Avery said... 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 »
  • Coast Guard, good samaritan rescue 35 people from Lake Pontchartrain

    September 6, 2015 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says its crews and a good Samaritan rescued 35 people from a houseboat that got water in the engine room during a storm. It says nobody was hurt in the incident Saturday night on Lake Pontchartrain near the University of New Orleans. Petty Officer... more »
  • New Orleans firefighters pull body from Lake Pontchartrain

    July 13, 2015 11:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans firefighters have recovered the body of a man who had gone missing while swimming in Lake Pontchartrain. Multiple news outlets report the 29-year-old man was reported missing around 8:36 p.m. Sunday. Police spokeswoman Hilal Williams says firefighters located the body about 9 p.m. The victim's... more »
  • Goose found at City Park Lake with blow dart in head Play Video

    April 21, 2015 9:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A goose is recovering after taking what appears to be a blow dart to the head. The bird was found wandering around the City Park Lake about two weeks ago by a good Samaritan. The man brought the goose to get some help at Wings of Hope... more »
  • Coroner says man drowned in pond

    April 15, 2015 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said that a man found dead in an East Baton Rouge pond Wednesday accidentally drowned. Sheriff's deputies were called out to the pond off O'Neal Lane Wednesday around 10 a.m. The body was removed by the coroner's office just after 11 a.m. Witnesses in... more »
  • Distracted driver blamed for lake wreck

    December 1, 2014 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Three people jumped into a neighborhood lake after watching a vehicle get rear-ended and careen into the body of water off Nicholson Drive Monday afternoon. The St. George Fire Department said there was only one person in the vehicle, the driver, when it was hit and driven... more »
  • Central subdivision bracing for big rain weekend Play Video

    July 18, 2014 10:18 PM

    CENTRAL - People blame clogged drains and blocked culverts for flooding in Bridlewood subdivision Friday. The week ended like many others do when there is a significant rain event: flooded streets, sometimes feet deep. The water flooded yards, covered some lawn furniture and brought fish to the front... more »
  • Body recovered from Lake Pontchartrain

    October 1, 2013 10:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities say a body has been found in Lake Pontchartrain near the site where a pickup plunged into the lake. The accident happened Monday around 4:30 p.m. about 2 miles from the south shore. Causeway officials say the driver, who they have not publicly identified, is... more »

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