NEW YORK - Brook Lopez scored 26 points and had a big dunk over twin brother Robin, Deron Williams added 21 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-98 on Tuesday night. Brooklyn squandered a 10-point lead in the third quarter before pulling off... more »
BATON ROUGE - Federal officials are scrapping a proposed rule that would have forced shrimpers to install devices on their nets to save endangered sea turtles.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that it is withdrawing plans to require "turtle excluder devices" for small fishing operations that... more »
HENDERSON - People in Henderson hope more opportunities for gator hunting over the next couple of years will save local fishermen more money.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is issuing more tags for Henderson. That would allow more of the nuisance gators to be harvested in 2012... more »
Multiple media outlets are reporting the Hawks and Nets have agreed to a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson from Atlanta to Brooklyn.
ESPN was first to report the teams had agreed to the deal.
All the reports cited unidentified sources.
The Nets would send... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Several wildlife protection groups are suing the federal agency that regulates fishing in U.S. waters, claiming the government isn't doing enough to protect endangered sea turtles from drowning in shrimp nets.
The lawsuit filed Thursday in Washington claims the National Marine Fisheries Service violates the Endangered... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Duke University and Conservation International researchers say lack of data from shrimp trawlers is a huge problem in getting a national picture of sea turtle deaths on fishhooks and in fishing nets.
They say total federal estimates of such deaths fell 90 percent from 1990 to... more »
New Orleans Hornets general manager Jeff Bower has pulled himself from consideration for the opening at general manager for the New Jersey Nets.
Bower said he appreciated the opportunity, but he does not feel that it was the right fit for New Jersey or himself.
The Nets recently... more »