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  • 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 »
  • BRAF describes plans to save Baton Rouge lakes Play Video

    April 1, 2014 6:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Lakes are reverting to their original swampy state, but the Baton Rouge Area Foundation is trying to save them. The Army Corps of Engineers did a study in 2008 that showed sediment is filling LSU and City Park lakes. "The fear is that... more »
  • State working to restore False River fishing Play Video

    January 22, 2014 5:57 PM

    NEW ROADS - A council created by the state legislature is working to restore fishing in False River. Today the False River Watershed Council (FRWC) held an open house in New Roads to discuss progress to create fish habitats and plans to reduce silt in the oxbow lake. ... more »
  • Meteor chunk recovered

    October 16, 2013 7:33 PM

    MOSCOW- Scientists in Russia recovered a chunk of a meteor from the bottom of a lake it crashed into near Chelybinsk. It blazed across the sky in February and its strike was the largest recorded in more than a century. The shock-wave hurt more than 16-hundred people and the resulting... 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 »
  • Cold case solved but a new mystery

    September 18, 2013 7:51 PM

    FOSS, OKLAHOMA- One case from 1970 may be solved but authorities have a new one after two cars were pulled from Foss Lake. The remains of as many as six people may be in the cars. The case authorities says is solved involved the disappearance of three teens. Both cars... more »
  • Chase ends when car plunges into University Lake

    August 27, 2013 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man from the New Orleans area will likely face charges after he crashed into University Lake near the LSU campus Tuesday evening. Sheriff's deputies from West Baton Rouge said the man crashed during a chase that began at a truck stop casino on the western side... more »
  • Search for boater in Cross Lake continues

    August 26, 2013 9:01 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Rescue efforts turned into recovery efforts Sunday as Shreveport fire and police divers brought in a cadaver dog to assist with the search for a boater who went missing late Saturday. The search resumed Monday. The Times reports authorities searched Sunday for the unidentified missing boater who reportedly went... more »
  • Shortage in Lake Pontchartrain bedevils crabbers

    June 8, 2013 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Crabbers are having a hard time finding their prey in Lake Pontchartrain. Fishermen and seafood dealers offer varying theories to WVUE-TV as to why the brackish lake is not the crab "factory" that it historically has been. Some blame the BP PLC oil spill or chemicals used... more »
  • Body pulled from lake is that of missing swimmer

    May 31, 2013 3:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A two-day search for a 21-year-old man who went missing in Lake Pontchartrain as he tried to save another swimmer in distress has ended. The Times-Picayune reports Keswany Chavez's body was spotted floating in the water about 10:40 a.m. Thursday. An autopsy will be conducted Friday to... more »
  • 4 vehicles, 1 in lake in Pontchartrain accident

    May 23, 2013 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A four-car accident on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway sent one car catapulting into the lake. The causeway's manager says the lone occupant of that car was rescued by emergency workers and appeared to be in good shape. No serious injuries have been reported so far in the... more »
  • Crime victims remembered tonight in Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 23, 2013 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - National Crime Victims' Rights Week will be recognized tonight in Baton Rouge. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is hosting its 3rd annual Flowers on the Lake event at 6:00 p.m. at the BREC Park located at 3140 N. Sherwood Forest Drive During this ceremony... more »
  • Truck driver's body recovered from Lake Pontchartrain

    February 8, 2013 2:01 PM

    METAIRIE -The body of a truck driver has been recovered, after his truck fell off the Causeway and into Lake Pontchartrain. The driver has been identified as 39-year-old Christopher Sergeant of New Orleans. His body was found by searchers from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office near the site where... more »
  • Privatization underway for Lake Charles hospital

    January 18, 2013 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials say they have found a private operator to run the LSU hospital in Lake Charles that provides safety net care for the uninsured. The Department of Health and Hospitals announced Friday that management of LSU's W.O. Moss Regional Medical Center will be turned over... more »

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