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  • Tickfaw State Park will reopen December 1

    November 14, 2016 10:16 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - The state expects to reopen flood-damaged Tickfaw State Park by December 1st. Starting in December, the park will be open for day use - meaning playground, rental pavilions, restrooms and the Nature Center will be available for visitors. Canoe rentals will also resume and some hiking trails... more »
  • Victim of Audubon park drowning was homeless, mentally ill

    October 18, 2016 10:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A coroner's report says a woman whose body was found in a lagoon at Audubon Park in New Orleans last week was homeless and mentally ill. The discovery of the 53-year-old woman's body had put people in the area of Audubon Park on edge, fearing she might... more »
  • Coroner: Woman found in park lagoon drowned

    October 12, 2016 10:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say they don't suspect foul play in the death of woman whose body was discovered in an Audubon Park lagoon in New Orleans. New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a statement on Tuesday that they have no evidence so far to suggest foul play... more »
  • Woman's body found in park lagoon in New Orleans

    October 10, 2016 11:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – The body of an unidentified woman has been found in a lagoon at Audubon Park in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police Department discovered the body on Monday morning around 9:30 a.m. and are on the scene. A WWL crew , a sister station of... more »
  • Pikachu statue erected in New Orleans park

    August 1, 2016 12:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A Pikachu statue mysteriously appeared in a fountain in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. The statue comes in the midst of the Pokemon Go game craze in the past few weeks. The statue was erected sometime Sunday morning and was made to look like... more »
  • One injured, 4 detained in Baker RV park shooting

    July 9, 2016 5:18 PM

    BAKER - Police say one person was injured in a shooting at an RV park in Baker Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened at the Azalea Gardens Mobile Home RV Park around 3 p.m. Saturday. According to Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn, one person was shot in the leg. That... more »
  • Donaldsonville to spend $1M renovating 200-year-old park

    July 5, 2016 9:30 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A $1 million renovation of a 200-year-old park in the heart of Donaldsonville will make it the future home of regional festivals - like the Rural Roots of Jazz Fest. The renovation of Crescent Park - created in 1806, the same year the city was founded by an... more »
  • 4 juveniles caught brawling in BREC Park

    May 5, 2016 12:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Witnesses told News 2 four juveniles were taken into custody Wednesday evening after police caught them brawling at BREC Park. They claim the four were fighting in the park on Evangeline Street but took off running when they heard police sirens. Cops caught up with... more »
  • Rescuer: Girls stuck in park were 'scared and wet, a little cold' Play Video

    December 23, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two teenage girls rescued from the banks of the Amite River Tuesday night are recovering, sources said. The girls, who have not been identified, were taken to an area hospital after they were found on a river bank. They went missing after a hiking trip. The... more »
  • Volunteers remove BREC park graffiti

    December 22, 2015 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC officials said despite heavy rain, volunteers came out to their Extreme Sports Park to remove graffiti painted on the skate park over the weekend. BREC said skaters who frequently used the park were the ones who cleaned it up. "They are true ambassadors of... more »
  • BREC skate park closed due to graffiti

    December 21, 2015 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC said Monday they are closing the skating portion of their extreme sports park on Perkins Road until graffiti left over the weekend is cleaned up. According to the park's Facebook page someone sprayed the word "chap" at the park over the weekend. BREC said they've... more »
  • Plans for proposed Denham Springs park take step forward

    December 14, 2015 11:43 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Plans for a nature park on the banks of the Amite River have taken another step forward. An engineering firm presented a preliminary map to the Denham Springs City Council last week. The design identifies 13 areas where campsites can be located and about 75 lots suitable... more »
  • Three accused of stealing dirt bikes at gunpoint

    December 11, 2015 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused three teens of stealing dirt bikes at gunpoint from people riding them at a BREC park this past summer. Baton Rouge Police arrested Kendale Cryer and Decory Andrews this week on charges stemming from the June 11 theft. Police previously arrested Timotheus Bowie on... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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