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  • Maps released detail proposed upgrades to Baton Rouge lakes

    January 30, 2015 6:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ideas to turn the ailing LSU lakes into a showcase range from dredging the sediment that's been choking the water bodies to building boardwalks and parks and restricting traffic. Hundreds of residents pored over maps of potential traffic changes, ecological features and where dredge material from the... more »
  • Get a first look at designs to revitalize the lakes

    January 29, 2015 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Several meetings have been held over the past couple months for designers of improvements for the Baton Rouge and LSU Lakes to get public input. You can get a first look at the initial master plan tonight. Designers have combined some of the ideas from the... more »
  • Meeting to save the lakes tonight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 6, 2014 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is moving forward with their quest to save the lakes. Designers and engineers will present their ideas for public input tonight. The foundation believes the lakes are key to the growth of Baton Rouge. We've been trying for decades to... more »
  • Your input can improve Baton Rouge Lakes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 12, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation wants your input on how to improve the quality of the Baton Rouge Lakes. With the quality of the shallow lakes diminishing, the foundation hired a landscape architecture firm to lead a master plan to improve the lakes. The planners will... more »
  • Future of Baton Rouge lakes discussed today check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2014 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The future of Baton Rouge's lakes could be decided today. Four teams competing to create a master plan began pitching their ideas at 9:00 a.m. this morning at the Manship Theatre. Each group had an hour to present their plan. Each team, led by a... more »
  • Lake ice may trump record temps

    April 16, 2014 8:27 AM

    We look at thermometers and can instantly qualify the feeling of cold, warm or temperate. Wednesday Morning, a quick check of the numbers revealed record setting cold on the heels of a memorable winter in the Deep South. Baton Rouge bottomed out at 37° making it the coldest morning for... more »
  • 2013 was least deadly on waterways

    February 13, 2014 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fewer people died while boating in Louisiana during 2013 than in any year since 1974 the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release Thursday. Thirteen people died last year. Previously, the record for the least amount of deaths on the water was in... more »
  • Councilman: let there be light

    December 6, 2013 9:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There is a push to get more lights around the LSU lakes after a series of attacks in the neighborhood. Metro Councilman John Delgado believes the running path is not lit well enough and wants action taken. He believe the light issue is unsafe. There have... more »
  • LDWF patches dam break affecting La. lakes

    February 5, 2013 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State fisheries workers patched a low dam meant to keep water high and fish well-stocked in central Louisiana. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said water levels in lakes Larto and Sabine will get higher once more rain comes through. Inland fisheries director Mike Wood... more »
  • Central La. lakes losing water

    January 30, 2013 5:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Larto and Saline lakes in Catahoula, LaSalle and Rapides parishes are losing water into the Black River because an embankment designed to hold that water in has failed. The co-manager of Uncle Bud's Cabins and RV Park on Larto... more »
  • Dog dies in kitchen fire

    December 28, 2012 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Heavy smoke from a kitchen fire killed a family dog, according to the St. George Fire Department. They said the two-story dwelling, on Lakes Boulevard, was covered in smoke. The residents were not injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. more »
  • LSU Lakes trash bog causing headache check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 24, 2012 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A trashy bog building up in a canal near the LSU Lakes is causing a headache for hundreds of runners and bikers that frequent the area. The trash is caught in a trap set up by DPW to keep the garbage from flowing into the lakes nearby,... more »
  • Darkest Places: Part 1 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 15, 2012 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- News 2 is looking into the Capital area's Darkest Places. Wednesday night, we focused on the neighborhood around the University and City Park lakes. Residents who live there say there's not enough lights on their streets, leaving them to do what they can to light up... more »
  • Latest on standoff near LSU campus

    September 9, 2010 10:18 PM

    A man wanted in the murder of four people in Calcasieu Parish was arrested after a standoff near the LSU lakes today. It happened barely a mile from LSU. Almost every law enforcement agency in Baton Rouge had a hand in arresting 52-year-old Lee Roy Williams, and they all... more »
  • Wooden flamingos spotted in LSU lakes

    January 23, 2010 7:06 PM

    Wooden flamingos were spotted in the lakes near LSU today. It's part of an annual tradition. When the flock shows up, it means the Spanish Town parade is coming soon. This year's parade rolls Feb. 13 at noon. For more information on the parade, visit its website . more »

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