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  • Passholders face higher prices or limits at Disneyland

    October 5, 2015 11:45 AM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Disney is raising prices for annual pass holders to its Disneyland and California Adventure parks. An anytime pass, which used to cost $779, now costs $1,049. That pass comes with free parking and unlimited downloads of park photos. Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown told the Los... more »
  • Master plan calls for BREC to close Howell Park Golf Course

    September 22, 2015 8:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A conceptual plan for Howell Park show a community area without a golf course but with other outdoor activity sites such as obstacle courses, an update pool area and a new baseball diamond and track. The plan was revealed at a community meeting Tuesday evening. In... more »
  • Tight protocol set for Pope's US visit

    September 19, 2015 1:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Getting tickets was the easy part. Being among the 80,000 New Yorkers who won a lottery for a spot on Pope Francis' motorcade route through Central Park means they will have to endure long lines, tight security and hours of waiting before the pontiff even gets there.... more »
  • Man with shotgun robs teens in Uptown New Orleans park

    September 16, 2015 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three male teenagers - a pair of 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old - were robbed at gunpoint at a park just around the corner from the 2nd District New Orleans Police Station Tuesday night. WWL-TV reports that at around 9:22 p.m., the teens were in the park... more »
  • Dog found 42 days after going missing in Yellowstone

    September 5, 2015 1:47 PM

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - Yellowstone National Park is known for its wildlife, including bears and wolves. But for six weeks, one animal that roamed the park didn't belong. An Australian shepherd named Jade was found in the Canyon area by her owner Friday, 42 days after she went missing.... more »
  • Denham Springs seeks grants for proposed nature park

    July 15, 2015 9:47 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Denham Springs City Council has voted to seek $100,000 in federal grant money to help pay for a long-desired nature park on the Amite River. The grant request has been sent to the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana and would be used to build... more »
  • Man arrested in deadly shooting at BREC park

    July 14, 2015 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man of shooting and killing someone he got into a fight with Monday night in in Baton Rouge. BRPD charged 22-year-old Trestan Coats with manslaughter and illegal use of a weapon after the shooting around 7:50 p.m. Monday. Investigators said Coats and... more »
  • Neighborhood fighting back to save pool

    June 27, 2015 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the pool at Gus Young Park set for demolition in August, some supporters are pushing back and looking for a way to keep the pool open. The pool has been closed the past few summers as the price to maintain the 50-year-old pool became too... more »
  • Man sought in thefts from RV park

    April 30, 2015 1:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Detectives asked for the public's help Thursday identifying a man seen using credit cards which were stolen from an RV park in the town of Livingston. Sheriff's office spokesperson Lori Steele said overnight April 12 and into the 13th someone broke into a number of campers and... more »
  • Loose moose stabbed to death

    April 29, 2015 8:46 PM

    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA- Moose are a common sight in Anchorage but not three men jumping on one and using a large knife to stab it to death. Thet rio are now charged with animal cruelty, wanton waste of big game and tampering with evidence. A bike rider called police saying... more »
  • Friday afternoon storms wreak havoc in Bayou Pigeon

    April 24, 2015 7:38 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON - Strong storms damaged a trailer park in Iberville Parish Friday evening, according to authorities. Sheriff Brett Stassi said several trailers at the park in Bayou Pigeon were damaged, and one unoccupied trailer was blown over. Three of the trailers had roof damage. "It was like... more »
  • Man wanted involved in fatal shooting of teen turns himself in

    April 12, 2015 2:03 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A man sought for the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy during a gathering at Shreveport park is in custody. The U.S. Marshals Service says in a new release that Antonious Cawthorne of Shreveport surrendered Saturday at the Caddo Correctional Center. A second-degree murder warrant had been issued... more »
  • Bust of Edward Snowden sneaked into, removed from NYC park

    April 6, 2015 6:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Suddenly, in the middle of the New York night, Edward Snowden's face appeared - deep in a public park. A 4-foot-high, 100-pound sculpted bust of the whistleblower now exiled in Russia was sneaked into Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park on Monday before dawn. Animal New York,... more »
  • NY village wants to give its Lucille Ball statue a makeover

    April 6, 2015 10:34 AM

    CELORON, NY - They may have loved "I Love Lucy" but many in Lucille Ball's western New York hometown have no affection for her life-size statue in a local park. Since the bronze sculpture was unveiled in 2009 in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, the statue... more »
  • Man wanted for shooting death of 13-year-old

    April 5, 2015 5:32 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police are looking for a 19-year-old man accused of firing into a crowd and killing a 13-year-old boy during a gathering at a park. Keandre Broadway was shot in the torso Saturday and died at University Health Medical Center Police said Sunday they have a warrant for... more »
  • Celebrate 'Art in the Park' this weekend in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 20, 2015 7:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can check out some of the top visual and performing arts in the area this week at Art in the Park. The event is hosted by the Baton Rouge Gallery at BREC's City-Brooks Park and will have something for the entire family. There will be... more »
  • Police say girl taken from park and assaulted

    December 22, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help Monday identifying a car involved in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a young girl in Baton Rouge. A BRPD spokesperson said on Dec. 13 a 7-year-old girl was playing at Gus Young Park when a man lured her over... more »
  • BREC needs your help to improve capitol area parks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2014 7:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baon Rouge, or BREC, unveiled its new 10 year plan, "Imagine your Parks 2" Wednesday at Independence Park Theater. The plan piggybacks off the original "Imagine your Parks" that was created in 2004. Taxpayers gave BREC... more »
  • Latest Astrodome proposal: massive indoor park

    August 26, 2014 5:17 PM

    HOUSTON - The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world's largest indoor park. The pitch comes from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official. He revealed his idea at a news conference Tuesday on... more »
  • Kenilworth park to get shaded playground check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The BREC park at Kenilworth is getting some extra shade for the playground. The Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation is funding a "The Sun Shades" project to provide shade covers at different parks throughout the city. They're partnering with BREC to complete the project. Leaders of... more »
  • Painting for a purpose in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 12, 2014 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- BREC along with the Walls Project partnered together in an effort to complete another mural in the city. A call for volunteers, with or without, experience in painting were encouraged to attend. Around 200 volunteers answered the call. Megan Simone, a native of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • New playground in New Roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 21, 2014 5:25 PM

    NEW ROADS- Volunteers spent part of the weekend building a playground. The area is part of a larger complex and is set to open next month. Some people hope the playground will serve as a tool to keep kids busy during the summer. "It's very needed. The closest... more »
  • BREC park in Old South Baton Rouge getting renovations

    June 15, 2014 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction is underway at the BREC Expressway Park located under Interstate 10 at the 110 split. Soon kids will have even more options to stay active. BREC is aiming for construction to finish in the fall. Kids in the area say they're looking forward to the... more »
  • Police: Fireman taking pictures of women at park

    May 5, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested veteran firefighter, Peter Dibenedetto, after people reported him for taking pictures of women at a popular park. Police were called to Milford Wampold Memorial Park, off Stanford Avenue, at 9 Monday morning.  Someone complained he was walking around taking pictures of females. Police say... more »
  • Police identify woman found in park check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 14, 2014 6:58 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park. Cpl. Paul Mouton says the death is suspicious, but detectives have not ruled out foul play in the death of the Alexandria Shelton.... more »
  • Mixed bag for local tax elections

    April 5, 2014 10:44 PM

    GREENSBURG- Voters in St. Helena Parish were the only ones to deny a tax in a Saturday election. The tax would have funded the sheriff's office. It failed 65% to 35%. Just shy of 2000 people voted in the election. Voters in Livingston and Iberville Parishes approved tax items... more »
  • Suitcase meth lab recovered in arrest

    December 16, 2013 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest in a public park led to the recovery of a suitcase meth lab, according to authorities. Terry Baggett was arrested at the BREC Park on Plank Road after a tip to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office that someone was cooking meth there. ... more »
  • Woman mugged, choked unconscious near park

    November 21, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the man who mugged a runner on East Lakeshore Thursday evening. A muscular man wearing a reddish-pink colored shirt with dark colored shorts or paints grabbed the 30-year-old from behind while she was running with her headphones on. The man put her in... more »
  • Burn victim convicted of lying

    November 15, 2013 10:23 PM

    WINNSBORO- A woman who lied about being set on fire by the KKK pleaded guilty to charges in North Louisiana. Sharmeka Moffitt was sentenced to prison, but it was suspended and she is on probation. Moffitt will have to pay fine, KNOE TV reported Friday . In October... more »
  • After attack, dog bite victim wants pit bulls banned check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 14, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lisa Smith is demanding change after she was bitten five times at the dog park on Dalrymple Drive Thursday afternoon. The attack happened when she was attempting to free her dog from the jaws of an aggressive pit bull mix. "He turned my dog onto his... more »
  • Burned truck found in park

    September 26, 2013 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire and police investigators are trying to find the owner of a burned pick-up truck, found torched in a park Thursday night. The vehicle was burning in a patch of bushes when firefighters arrived on the scene just after 8 p.m. The truck was on fire in... more »
  • Pastor who wanted to burn Qurans out of jail

    September 12, 2013 7:29 PM

    LAKELAND, FLORIDA- A pastor who said he intended to burn 2,998 Qurans for each of the 9-11 victims posted bail to get out of jail on Thursday. Terry Jones and his associate pastor were arrested on felony charges for unlawfully carrying fuel when he drove a pickup towing a large... more »
  • Crews make gains against fire

    September 2, 2013 11:06 AM

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Crews working to corral the massive wildfire searing the edge of Yosemite National Park made major gains on the blaze overnight. The fire was 60 percent contained as of Monday morning, up from 45 percent Sunday night. The blaze also grew about 9 square miles... more »
  • Cooler temps expected to aid Yosemite firefight

    August 27, 2013 10:12 AM

    TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. - Officials say a massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park grew overnight, but they are still making progress in containing it. The Rim Fire remained 20 percent contained on Tuesday morning. Officials said the fire grew to about 280 square miles, up from about 252 square... more »
  • State park fees rising in La.

    August 3, 2013 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Fees for using state parks in Louisiana are going up, the result of state budget cutbacks. Stuart Johnson, the state's assistant secretary for state parks, tells The Advocate that the administration's budget relies on $1.3 million in self-generated funds from park operations. Johnson says the money... more »
  • Zachary considers tech park development

    June 16, 2013 10:28 AM

    ZACHARY, La. - Local officials say a proposed 70-acre technology park could bring business and jobs to the city. The Advocate reports the proposal calls for the city to provide a site that companies could build on without having to deal with zoning, environmental studies or pre-construction matters. Mayor David... more »
  • Baton Rouge teens arrested in Houma ice cream theft

    June 4, 2013 11:25 AM

    HOUMA - Police say three Baton Rouge teens and a Houma 10-year-old were arrested for allegedly stealing ice cream from a Houma school. The Courier reports the trio persuaded a 10-year-old boy to climb through a Lisa Park Elementary window Sunday and take the treats from the school's concession stand.... more »
  • Walker will donate land for dog park

    May 19, 2013 11:00 AM

    WALKER, La. - Dogs in Walker will soon have a playground all to themselves. Mayor Rick Ramsey tells The Advocate that the city will donate land near the lake at Sidney Hutchinson Park to be used as a community dog park. The idea, the mayor says, was suggested by local... more »
  • Shooting triggers change at BREC park check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 16, 2013 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After a man was shot in the neck in the Melrose East neighborhood, community members are rallying to take back a nearby park. "They gathered up and they started to shoot dice and this is what led to the shooting in the neck," said community leader Carol... more »
  • La. Tech Park opening video game incubator

    April 25, 2013 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Tech Park announced today they were opening a new studio for rising video game developers in Baton Rouge to get access to the tools and exposure they need to succeed. They said the "Level Up Lab" would be the first video game incubator in... more »
  • Jefferson Parish to burn Isaac debris this week

    April 2, 2013 8:39 AM

    MARRERO - Jefferson Parish plans to burn branches, trees and stumps hauled off after Hurricane Isaac from three west bank towns Thursday and Friday in a Marrero park. If a controlled burn is not possible Thursday, the burning will start when the weather allows. FEMA approved debris removal at about... more »
  • BREC park pool expecting renovations check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 29, 2013 6:01 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - BREC will renovate the pool at Anna T. Jordan center instead of replacing it with a splash pad. The pool has been a part of Scotlandville for almost a century, and residents are happy it's going to stay. "When it's hot, you can just go down... more »
  • Donaldsonville shedding light on history check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 28, 2013 6:14 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A piece of history along Donaldsonville's Mississippi river front is getting a face-lift. Crescent Park, and the area around the park, will be updated with a new pavilion, a paved plaza, park lighting, trees and a dominant gateway, leading people to downtown. The city will use $780,000... more »
  • Dominique Smith trial goes to jury

    March 25, 2013 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After about two hours hearing closing arguments from the defense and prosecution, a jury of nine women and three men will decide the fate of Dominique Smith. During closing arguments prosecutor Darwin Miller methodically went through the timeline of events refreshing its case to the jury... more »
  • Jury gets rare look at scene in BREC park murder trial

    March 21, 2013 6:05 PM

    ZACHARY- A jury got a rare first-hand look Thursday at the BREC park where Dominque Smith is accused of killing a mother and her son, and trying to kill two more of her children. Smith is accused of killing Jessica Johnson Palmer, 23, and her son, three-year-old Jaun Palmer... more »
  • Woman who claimed racial attack charged

    March 19, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 21-year-old Winnsboro woman, who police believe set herself on fire in a local park in October after claiming she was attacked by Klansmen, faces two felony charges. District Attorney Mack Lancaster tells The News-Star Sharmeka Moffitt has been booked with one count of terrorizing and one... more »
  • Lil Wayne's New Orleans skate park hits more snags

    February 16, 2013 12:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Rapper Lil Wayne's skate park project in the Lower 9th Ward is off to a bumpy start. The building that houses the park didn't pass a city electrical inspection and had to be rewired. Only a handful of children can skate at a time because of a... more »
  • Students arrested after loaded gun found at school

    December 18, 2012 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies on the School Drug Task Force arrested two East Baton Rouge students today after a gun was found in a garbage can outside Park Forest Middle School. Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks with the EBR Sheriff's Office said the two 8th grade students, ages 13 and... more »
  • Deputy injured in August ambush out of hospital

    November 26, 2012 5:59 PM

    MONTZ, La. - A St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy hospitalized since an August shoot-out that killed two other deputies is back home in Montz. Chief Deputy Harold Klibert says Jason Triche returned home on Monday from a Baton Rouge hospital. Klibert says people lined streets to welcome him.... more »
  • 11 puppies found skinned, Pa. humane officials say

    November 26, 2012 12:34 PM

    MACUNGIE, Pa. - Animal welfare workers in northeast Pennsylvania say someone skinned 11 puppies before dumping their bodies near a public park. DNA tests will be done to determine if the puppies are dogs, coyotes or some other type of domestic or wild animal. The Lehigh County Humane Society says... more »
  • Woman attacked, burned in Winnsboro park

    October 22, 2012 12:37 PM

    WINNSBORO, La. - A woman was attacked and burned in a park on Sunday night and authorities are investigating whether race was a factor in the assault. KSLA-TV reports that Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, was on a walking trail in the Civitan Park in Winnsboro in Franklin Parish when she was... more »
  • ALCS Game 4 rescheduled for tonight

    October 18, 2012 10:24 AM

    DETROIT - Game 4 of the AL championship series between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees has been postponed by bad weather in the area - although Comerica Park itself was still dry when the game was called. Wednesday night's game was rescheduled for Thursday at 4:07 p.m.,... more »
  • Lil Wayne's skate park opening delayed

    October 10, 2012 4:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans skate park opened by Lil Wayne and corporate sponsors less than three weeks ago appears to be shuttered. Ward McLendon, who manages the Lower 9th Ward facility where the Trukstop skate park is located, said Wednesday there was a "misunderstanding" over when the park... more »
  • Police investigating deadly shooting in Addis

    September 28, 2012 3:07 PM

    ADDIS - Police arrested a 22-year-old man they accused of shooting and killing a 15-year-old at an Addis trailer park this afternoon. Authorities responded to reports of a shooting at the Riverbend Trailer Park in Addis this afternoon. Family members said Tyreke Lemar, 15, was shot and killed during... more »
  • Gettysburg already bracing for big 150th crowd

    September 27, 2012 3:22 PM

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The 150th anniversary of the decisive Civil War battle in Gettysburg is nine months away, but national park officials in Pennsylvania, tourism planners and hotels are bracing for what is expected to be a huge turnout. Gettysburg tourism office spokesman Carl Whitehill said Thursday many hotels in... more »
  • Lil Wayne opens skate park in hometown N.O.

    September 26, 2012 4:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lil Wayne is returning to New Orleans, his hometown, for the opening of the Trukstop skate park in the Lower 9th Ward - one of the most devastated sections of the city after levees failed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Grammy-winning rapper, who recently launched a... more »
  • Jindal warns locals to leave even if dam no threat

    August 30, 2012 4:40 PM

    AMITE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says even if crews are successful in conducting an intentional breach of an endangered dam threatening a state park in southwest Mississippi, Louisiana locals near the structure should still heed warnings to evacuate. A lake bordering Tangipahoa Parish could burst through a locally operated dam.... more »
  • Body found near Baton Rouge park

    July 23, 2012 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said foul play isn't suspected after a person was found dead in a Baton Rouge park this morning. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the body was found in an area of the City Park near Dalrymple and I-10. According to investigators, the victim appears to... more »
  • Councilmen to recommend closure of Vinton park

    April 9, 2012 7:30 AM

    VINTON - The Vinton skate park is unlikely to remain open at its current location. Councilmen Kevin Merchant and Bliss Bujard say they expect a recommendation to have the park closed will be heard at the council's April meeting. Both Merchant and Bujard serve on a committee that is... more »
  • Suspect captured in attempted murder of state trooper check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 23, 2012 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police captured the suspect accused of trying to run over a trooper early Friday morning. Police found Jakarta Carter Jones, 35, at a Baton Rouge motel and was brought in for questioning. Investigators say Jones led a trooper on a chase through the... more »
  • Homeless create tent city near downtown Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 20, 2012 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On the banks of the Mississippi River, on the other side of the railroad tracks, and near the Pentagon Barracks, dozens of tents sit hidden inside the brush. They've been there for months, and the people that call it home say they can't get jobs in... more »
  • Millennium Park arson trial reset for April

    March 5, 2012 7:16 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - A judge in Lake Charles has granted a second delay in the trial of a teenager accused of burning down a Lake Charles park built by thousands of volunteers. The trial had been scheduled to start Monday. Defense attorney Robert Shelton requested a delay, and... more »
  • Tickfaw State Park closed due to high water

    February 22, 2012 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tickfaw State Park will remain closed until Monday due to the rising water level of the Tickfaw River. The Office of State Parks predicts Tickfaw River will crest at 14 feet tonight, Wednesday evening. The high water is impacting the park's entrance, campground, trails, and... more »
  • Authorities find safe that could be from deadly robbery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 20, 2012 5:19 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff Jeff Wiley confirmed to News 2 that investigators located a safe today that matched the description of one stolen during a deadly home invasion in Ascension Parish this weekend. Wiley said the safe was found in a "remote area" of Livingston Parish. It was similar to... more »
  • Work begins to remodel Baton Rouge park

    February 13, 2012 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction is underway on Baton Rouge's Repentance Park, the green space off River Road bordered on three sides by the River Center, the Old State Capital and City Hall. The $3.5 million renovation is expected to be completed by Sept. 3. The project is funded through state... more »
  • Man barred from running cemetery without license

    January 26, 2012 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has signed off on a court order that bars a man from operating a Baton Rouge cemetery without a license. The order signed last week by state District Judge Todd Hernandez restricts Lymus Washington or anyone working for him from operating Gilbert Memorial Park. Louisiana... more »
  • Workers clean graffiti off walls at Ascension Parish park

    December 6, 2011 5:15 PM

    ST. AMANT, La.- Parish workers spent the day cleaning graffiti off walls at Butch Gore Memorial Park in St. Amant. This is the third time in a year vandals spray-painted graffiti at the park. Parish Recreation Director Garney Gautreau said he thinks a group of teens are responsible. The... more »
  • Occupy New Orleans protesters urged to leave park

    December 5, 2011 5:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Protesters who have been camped out at a park across from City Hall in New Orleans say police have been handing out flyers informing them that they are no longer permitted to stay in the park overnight. Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Friday that it's time for... more »
  • Cemetery clean-up brings hundreds amidst controversy

    November 5, 2011 5:31 PM

    Hundreds of folks came out to clean up Gilbert Memorial Park this morning. The historically black cemetery has been under fire lately for being unkept and unlicensed. One community group plans to bring Baton Rouge landmark back on track. Edith Brown buried her 18- year-old son at Gilbert... more »
  • LPSO: Man suffers seizures, crashes truck into pond

    October 27, 2011 10:29 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Firefighters removed a body from inside of a submerged truck this morning after it appeared that the vehicle had been driven into a pond at North Park. Authorities identified the man in the car as 36-year-old North Park employee Jayson Beard. Fellow co-workers say Beard... more »
  • Man injured in shooting at a park in Baton Rouge

    September 26, 2011 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish are investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital. It happened Sunday evening at the BREC Park on Elvin Drive. Investigators say a two men shot at each other after an argument earlier that day. One of the... more »
  • Grand Isle, Cypremort Point State Parks closed through Labor Day

    September 2, 2011 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Parks officials are announcing that Grand Isle State Park and Cypremort Point State Park will be closed through the Labor Day Weekend due to potentially heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Lee. Campers affected by these closures may accept a refund or relocation to... more »
  • N.O. seeking developers for former theme park site

    August 14, 2011 9:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The city's Industrial Development Board has authorized issuance of a request for proposals to developers interested in redeveloping the former Six Flags theme park in eastern New Orleans. The board also authorized city officials to go-ahead with a plan to engage an auctioneer to sell the rides... more »
  • Budget cuts hit Louisiana state parks, museums

    July 12, 2011 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the heart of the summer tourism and vacation season, Louisiana's state-run recreational areas, parks and educational pastimes are shrinking visitors' hours and cutting staff to cope with lessened funding as the new budget year began July 1. Military history enthusiasts and fans of football great... more »
  • State park hours changed amid budget cuts

    July 9, 2011 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Budget cuts and reduced staffing have forced a change in operating hours at Louisiana state parks. The Office of State Parks says entrance station hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday - and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Gates... more »
  • Gas leak closes portion of street, park in BR

    April 21, 2011 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A construction crew digging at Independence Park in Baton Rouge hit a gas line this afternoon and caused a significant leak, according to the city fire department. Robert Combs with BRFD said they've shut down Independence Street north of the park between East Airport Drive and... more »
  • Arrest made in Geismar park murder

    February 24, 2011 11:39 AM

    GEISMAR - Authorities have arrested someone in the death of an Ascension Parish man who was found dead in a relative's car last week at Jackie Robinson Park in Geismar. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said detectives arrested 19-year-old Dominique Brown of Gonzales Wednesday night in suspicion of killing 28-year-old... more »
  • Arson suspected in Lake Charles park fire

    January 9, 2011 3:15 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La.- A park built by thousands of volunteers has been destroyed by fire, and authorities suspect arson. The Saturday night fire destroyed much of the Shiver Me Timbers Millennium Park located near the Lake Charles Civic Center. Lake Charles Fire Chief T.A. Jones says the cause... more »

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