July 9, 2014 5:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana wildlife officials say the 2014 spring inshore shrimp season will close next week in parts of the state. The closure takes effect at 6 a.m. July 15 in the Terrebonne and Barataria Basins from the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River westward to... more »
June 13, 2014 8:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - Crawfish season is wrapping up, but it is not too late to get out and get a little dirty. In this week's Outdoors Report, John Jackson tells you where there are plenty of mudbugs left to be found. more »
May 30, 2014 3:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Officials from around the New Orleans metro area will gather to talk about the hurricane season that begins Sunday. They'll be talking Friday about hurricane preparedness and public safety, coordination among state and local organizations and agencies, and about the levee systems. They include the district commander... more »
May 14, 2014 6:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal fisheries officials have cut this year's recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico from 11 days to nine days, starting June 1. A NOAA Fisheries news release says the change was needed because the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council reduced the snapper quota... more »
April 23, 2014 2:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU basketball standout Jordan Mickey has decided to return to campus for his sophomore season.
Mickey made the announcement at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. He said feedback from the NBA showed him he needed "to get bigger, stronger and faster" before going pro.
The freshman... more »
April 10, 2014 11:50 AM
BATON ROUGE - The season for charters and recreational fisherman to reel in red snapper from the Gulf of Mexico will only be 11 days this year.
The season will start on June 1. It was 42 days last year.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved... more »
January 20, 2014 2:43 PM
NEW YORK- The NFL conference title games' television viewership is up big from last season. The Broncos' 26-16 win over New England for the AFC championship averaged 51.3 million viewers Sunday on CBS. That's up 22 percent from the early game a year ago between San Francisco and Atlanta. The... more »
January 10, 2014 1:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has set the 2014 commercial king mackerel season that starts July 1. Officials said Thursday that once the season opens, it will remain open until the quota of approximately 1.18 million pounds is met or projected to be met. King mackerel... more »
December 26, 2013 10:21 PM
RAMAH - It's a busy time of year for deer, which can pose a problem for drivers.
Between the colder months of October and January, deer are on the move searching for food and a mate.
"Deer are moving around a lot," said Wildlife & Fisheries biologist Tony... more »
November 25, 2013 2:05 PM
MIAMI- Forecasters say the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends Saturday, has delivered the fewest hurricanes since 1982. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a news release Monday that drier-than-expected air led to the weak season. There were 13 named storms, but only two - Ingrid and... more »
November 1, 2013 8:52 AM
JACKSON, Miss.- Mississippi's Marshall Henderson will eventually be back to help the Rebels try to make the NCAA tournament for a second straight season. It's unclear if he'll have enough help around him to make that a reality. The Rebels are coming off one of the most successful seasons in... more »
September 5, 2013 10:16 AM
DENVER - For football fans the wait has been difficult. A lot of time has passed since the end of the Super Bowl, when Baltimore beat San Francisco, and a new season is about to start this evening. The opening game of the 2013 schedule is being played in Denver... more »
September 2, 2013 6:37 PM
METAIRIE - It looks like Saints coach Sean Payton will open the regular season by throwing a dose of youth and inexperience at the visiting Atlanta Falcons. As of Monday, 10 rookies - six of them undrafted - and three other players who have yet to appear in a regular-season... more »
August 27, 2013 11:47 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Reality television may be bringing more out-of-state alligator hunters to Louisiana.
State alligator program head Noel Kinler says licenses issued to out-of-state trappers are on pace to eclipse last year's record of 507.
The 30-day season opens in eastern Louisiana on Wednesday and on Sept.... more »
August 26, 2013 3:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans outside linebacker Will Smith, one of the Saints' top pass-rushers during the past nine seasons, has a knee injury that will sideline him for the 2013 season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity... more »
August 20, 2013 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON - It took a long time but the unbeaten 1972 Miami Dolphins are finally being honored with a White House celebration.
The salute is taking place today as President Barack Obama will host former team members and their then-coach, Hall of Famer Don Shula, at a White House... more »
August 12, 2013 10:18 AM
GOLDEN MEADOW - Shrimpers across south Louisiana say they are ready for the start of the white shrimp season. About 60 percent of the shrimp harvested in the U.S. comes from the Gulf of Mexico. The total domestic shrimp harvest brought in $518 million in 2011. The Courier reports the... more »
August 8, 2013 1:38 PM
WASHINGTON - Federal forecasters are slightly reducing their prediction for a busy Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its hurricane season forecast Thursday, trimming back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine. The forecast calls for three to five of... more »
July 16, 2013 1:50 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Scientists say one of the most popular fish in the Gulf of Mexico has rebounded enough to allow a second season for red snapper this year. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets in New Orleans on Wednesday to consider increased fishing quotas and a supplemental... more »
July 16, 2013 1:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's home opener for the 2013 season against UAB will kick off at 6 p.m. CT on Sept. 7, and be televised on ESPNU.
The SEC announced the time Tuesday as part of the league's release of the early season TV schedule.
LSU's game against... more »
July 13, 2013 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - State wildlife and fisheries regulators say the 2013 spring inshore shrimp season will close Thursday at 6 a.m. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' announcement Friday affects the remaining portions of Timbalier Bay, Terrebonne Bay, Lake Pelto and Pelican Lake where the season had been extended,... more »
July 10, 2013 10:58 AM
HOUMA - Federal fisheries officials are predicting a below-average brown shrimp season for the next year in waters off Louisiana and federal waters off Louisiana and Texas. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issue an annual prediction of brown shrimp catches based on monitoring juvenile population numbers, growth... more »
June 18, 2013 5:10 PM
OMAHA, Neb. - LSU ended their title run in Omaha, but not the way they wanted to. The Tigers fell to North Carolina 4-2 in today's elimination game.
The LSU Tiger baseball team just couldn't find enough offense to match their relatively solid pitching performances at the College World... more »
June 5, 2013 4:07 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal regulators have set a 28-day recreational season for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, adding days in federal waters off Louisiana, Texas and Florida and cutting days off of Mississippi and Alabama. The uniform season is required because a federal judge found that regulators illegally... more »
June 4, 2013 3:55 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says federal regulators used a false claim of emergency to cut the federal season for red snapper off of Texas and Louisiana, and did so to punish those states for setting seasons and limits beyond federal limits. District Judge Andrew Hanen, of Brownsville, Texas,... more »
May 30, 2013 10:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - Hurricane season is quickly approaching, and the WBRZ News 2 weather team wants you to be prepared.
Tune in tonight for our special coverage, "Weathering The Storm," starting at 7 p.m. on WBRZ.
Pat Shingleton, Dave Nussbaum, Ryan Davidson and Keller Watts will provide insight... more »
May 28, 2013 8:54 AM
JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will issue 920 lottery-based permits for seven hunting zones for the 2013 alligator season. The 10-day season runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9. A private lands season is also available to landowners whose properties meet specific qualifications within 28... more »
May 20, 2013 7:52 AM
LAFAYETTE - Shoppers can prepare for the hurricane season while saving some pennies during the state's Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
The 2013 sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. May 25 and ends at 11:59 p.m. May 26.
Louisiana law spares those shopping for hurricane-related purchases from... more »
May 16, 2013 10:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - Second-ranked LSU (46-7, 21-6 SEC) plays host tonight to Ole Miss for the start of their last regular season three-game series.
LSU is No. 2 in the SEC with a 2.37 team ERA, and the Tigers' staff is fourth in the league in strikeouts with 412.... more »
May 15, 2013 4:33 PM
MIAMI - Forecasters say the first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season has formed off the coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Alvin formed Wednesday. It had maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph (64 kph) and was moving west at... more »
April 19, 2013 9:51 AM
NEW YORK - The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will open the 2013 season at Denver in the now-traditional Thursday night kickoff game. The NFL champs usually host the opener, but the Orioles are home Sept. 5 and could not move their game. So quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens... more »
April 1, 2013 10:28 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Tigers' sweep of SEC opponent Missouri this weekend puts them at one of their best starts to the season in decades.
No. 2 LSU improved to 26-2 overall and 8-1 in the SEC after the three-game series this weekend. It's the best start for the... more »
April 1, 2013 10:10 AM
UNDATED - Following last night's opening season win by the Astros over the Rangers, many of the remaining Major League teams see their first action of the 2013 season today. In fact, there are 12 games on the schedule with nine of them taking place this afternoon. In matinee play,... more »
March 20, 2013 6:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - One lawmaker wants to grant all incoming LSU freshmen season football tickets.
Rep. Terry Brown of Colfax submitted House Bill 144 Tuesday. The legislation "requires the LSU Board of Supervisors to allocate to each first-time entering freshman enrolled at LSU-Baton Rouge on a full-time basis at... more »
January 18, 2013 10:24 AM
ATLANTA - Health officials say nine more deaths of children from the flu have been reported, bringing the total this flu season to 29. In a typical season, about 100 children die of the flu, so it is not known whether this year will be better or worse than usual.... more »
January 16, 2013 7:07 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has announced that fall shrimp season will close Friday in all state inside waters east of the Mississippi River - except for the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds.
The department said in a news release Tuesday that it... more »
January 10, 2013 11:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's list of underclassmen entering the NFL draft reached 11 when offensive tackle Chris Faulk decided to forgo his senior season. Faulk was considered a candidate for early entry before the season, but he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener against North Texas. Apparently he... more »
January 8, 2013 10:36 AM
UNDATED - Many NHL players continue to filter back to North American from Europe to prepare for an abbreviated season. The league and players are frantically trying to get ready for camp this weekend after the two sides reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday morning. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly... more »
January 7, 2013 2:25 PM
NEW YORK - There will be an NHL season. The league and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and begin an abbreviated season later this month. The 10-year deal was forged after a 16-hour marathon session led by federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh, who... more »
January 7, 2013 10:26 AM
ATLANTA - Health officials say this flu season is shaping up to be one of the more severe in recent years. Earlier reports indicated that this could be a bad flu season, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the data now confirm it. In the last week... more »
December 18, 2012 10:28 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's fall shrimp season is closing in most state inside waters. Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham said last week that the season would close for most inside waters at sunset Tuesday to let white shrimp grow larger and more valuable. On Monday, he set closing Dec.... more »
November 30, 2012 10:37 AM
MIAMI - The 2012 hurricane season has come to an end and it's another one for the record books, above and beyond the destruction of Sandy. There were 19 named storms in what meteorologists consider an above-average year that tied as being the third most-active season since 1851. Even without... more »
November 15, 2012 5:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Fall and winter carry new trends when it comes to makeup, so News 2 brought in makeup artist Brandie Hopstein to give some tips and suggestions on seasonal styles.
Hopstein does makeup for production companies filming movies in Louisiana, and says there are four trends that... more »
November 12, 2012 2:34 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - John L. Smith is optimistic about returning as Arkansas' coach next season. The interim coach says he isn't concerned about the ongoing coaching search by athletic director Jeff Long. Arkansas started the season ranked in the top 10. After a loss at South Carolina, Arkansas (4-6, 2-4... more »
October 25, 2012 7:43 AM
CLEVELAND - Former New Orleans Saints and current Browns linebacker Scott Fujita will be placed on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his stormy season.
Fujita, one four players suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, was inactive the... more »
October 24, 2012 12:05 PM
BEREA, Ohio - Browns starting linebacker Scott Fujita will be placed on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his stormy season - and perhaps his football career. Fujita, one four players suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, was inactive... more »
October 24, 2012 10:29 AM
IRVING, Texas - Dallas Cowboys leading tackler Sean Lee has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season because of a right big toe injury. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that Lee will have surgery in the "next week or so." Garrett says an MRI... more »
October 19, 2012 5:31 PM
PORT ALLEN - Cane harvest season is underway, which means drivers need to be aware of added dangers on the road.
Slow-moving trucks and farm equipment will be more present on local highways as the cane is taken to mill. Farmers often use signs to warn motorists in locations... more »
October 17, 2012 10:30 AM
TORONTO - The NHL has released details of its latest collective bargaining proposal to the public. In an unprecedented move, the league has published the documents it handed over to the NHL Players' Association on Tuesday in an attempt to save a full 82-game season and end the third lockout... more »
October 8, 2012 10:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - State wildlife officials approved cutting hunting seasons in parts of Louisiana short because of Hurricane Isaac's effects on the deer population.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said flooding in Lake Maurepas Basin caused some adult deer to die, but wiped out an estimated 90... more »
September 28, 2012 10:36 AM
NEW YORK - With the clock ticking down to the start of the season, the NHL and its locked-out players are talking again. The sides have resumed negotiations at league headquarters Friday. These are the first talks since the lockout was put in place and they come a day after... more »
September 10, 2012 6:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two games into the season, third-ranked LSU is now playing without two of its top players and a projected starter at a third spot. It's just a little hard to tell when they've won their first two games by a combined score of 82-17. Miles says he... more »
September 6, 2012 10:41 AM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It doesn't make up for the New Year's Day loss that cost the Cowboys the NFC East title and sent the Giants on their way to the NFL championship, but it helps heal the wound. Tony Romo threw for 307 yards and three TDs in a... more »
August 23, 2012 4:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Tyrann Mathieu's father says the former LSU star will not play football this season. Tyrone Mathieu tells ESPN his son is focused on working out his personal problems with former NBA coach and player John Lucas at the Right Step recovery center in Houston. Lucas battled drug... more »
August 8, 2012 10:48 AM
DETROIT - Dodge is withdrawing from NASCAR competition at the end of the 2012 season. The decision announced Tuesday impacts Dodge's involvement in both the Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series. Penske Racing currently fields two Dodge Chargers in Sprint Cup and two Dodge Challengers in Nationwide. Penske announced... more »
August 2, 2012 4:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's season opener is nearly a month away and already defensive end Sam Montgomery is feeling "a sense of urgency" among the Tigers to settle unfinished business. Montgomery says coming up short last season in the national title game hurt after all the work that was put... more »
August 1, 2012 2:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- State officials say they are ready for whatever the weather might throw at them this hurricane season. Kevin Davis, director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said Wednesday the state is standing by should a storm threaten Louisiana. He added that he encourages citizens... more »
July 6, 2012 2:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- Commercial fishing for large coastal sharks is closing. Louisiana's Department of Wildlife Officials said the official close was set for Friday night at 11:30 in state waters. And, the state news release said, the National Marine Fisheries Service was set to close federal Gulf of Mexico waters at... more »
June 22, 2012 7:16 AM
Seimone Augustus scored a season-high 26 points, rookie Devereaux Peters added a career-best 18, and the Minnesota Lynx got back on track by beating the New York Liberty 102-70 on Thursday night.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 15 points for Minnesota (11-1), which started the season a WNBA-best 10-0 before losing... more »
June 18, 2012 10:36 AM
OMAHA, Neb. - Florida State capitalized on a throwing error to score six runs in the third inning, and the Seminoles ended Stony Brook's surprise appearance in the College World Series with a 12-2 victory on Sunday.
Justin Gonzalez and Devon Travis homered to help the Seminoles build an... more »
May 28, 2012 3:34 PM
OBERLIN, La. - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says an 18-year-old Basile man who is awaiting trial for allegedly possessing an alligator out of season has been arrested a second time on the same charge. Spokesman Adam Einck says an agent allegedly saw Michael R. Gaspard load a... more »
May 14, 2012 9:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Baseball team (39-13, 17-10) plays four games this week to wrap up the regular season.
The Tigers host Nicholls State tomorrow night before traveling to South Carolina for a three game series against the Gamecocks.
LSU dropped its past two games to Vanderbilt... more »
April 26, 2012 6:16 PM
BELLE RIVER- The crawfish season could end sooner than expected because of falling water levels in the Atchafalaya Basin.
Overnight, levels near Belle River dropped at least three inches, leaving just a few feet to fish.
"You got traps that you can't get to just to make it... more »
March 21, 2012 2:27 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The talk at "Walk-On's," a sports bar and restaurant near the Superdome, is always about sports, but on Wednesday the focus was greatly reduced. The penalties handed down by the NFL against the New Orleans Saints were the topic at every table. And the assessment was pretty... more »
February 24, 2012 10:35 AM
BATON ROUGE- As the Lenten season begins, the unofficial kickoff of crawfish season is well underway. Hundreds of people, especially Catholics, traditionally purchase the Louisiana specialty on Fridays in lieu of meat.
This season, though, consumers will see some of the highest prices for mudbugs in years.
News... more »
February 17, 2012 11:02 AM
ATLANTA- Health officials say the flu season is finally here - the slowest start in nearly 25 years. Until this month, there weren't enough flu cases in the U.S. to signal the start of the season. This is the latest start to a flu season since the winter of 1987-1988.... more »
February 10, 2012 9:18 AM
BATON ROUGE-The LSU Softball program opens up their 2012 campaign this evening playing host to the Tiger Classic. The Tigers usher in the next chapter of their storied history under first-year coach Beth Torina Friday versus Penn State. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. from Tiger Park. LSU also... more »
November 30, 2011 2:39 PM
MIAMI - Say goodbye to the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, which was a study in contradictions: It spared the usual Southern targets while Irene paralyzed the Eastern seaboard and devastated parts of the Northeast with deadly flooding.
The season ended Wednesday as the sixth straight year without U.S. landfall... more »
October 18, 2011 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - As the weather cools down, firefighters are reminding people to make sure they stay safe if they turn on portable space heaters.
Space heaters cause more than 2,500 house fires a year across the U. S., according to the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The... more »
October 10, 2011 2:37 PM
BASILE- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents found four live alligators in a container at a home in Evangeline Parish after they received a complaint.
Agents cited John Sonnier for possessing alligators during a closed season. An agent found the live alligators in a large black container. Agents... more »
October 7, 2011 4:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana may delay the start of the oyster season on most public seed grounds while scientists collect oysters and sediment to check for any damage from last year's BP PLC oil spill.
Harry Blanchet, a biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, had said... more »
September 9, 2011 10:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- Most fans say the bar fight that landed starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns behind bars is still troubling three weeks later, since it left the team short-handed.
Now they say it's time to focus on the field.
Police say the fight left... more »
August 31, 2011 6:03 PM
SPRINGFIELD - Dozens of alligator hunters made their way into the swamps to start their search for gators as the 30-day hunting season began today.
Hunting alligators was outlawed in 1962 to help re-population efforts, but reinstated in 1981 to control the growing numbers.
"The program is a... more »
August 18, 2011 5:18 PM
How 2 expert David Stringfellow shows off some handy tools and gadgets to use for setting up a home entertainment center.
Wire management and overall organization are the two main focal points in this demonstration. more »
August 1, 2011 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - It's another sold-out year for Tiger football season tickets in Baton Rouge, according to LSU.
The university sold 68,772 season tickets, which beats their previous record for season tickets sold set three years ago.
LSU has sold out of season tickets every year dating back... more »
June 18, 2011 6:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- It's hurricane season and the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness wants you to be ready.
The Red Stick Ready event, hosted by the Mayor's office of Emergency Preparedness, provided information to the community on how to prepare for an emergency. People who attended the... more »
April 13, 2011 11:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Tigers will play their season-opener on a nationwide stage this fall when they face Oregon on network television.
ABC announced Wednesday it will televise the Cowboys Classic on WBRZ as the premier matchup for college football's opening weekend.
The Tigers will take on the... more »
March 11, 2011 10:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- Labor talks broke down today in the fight between the NFL and players.
The players' union de-certified which could lead to the first pro-football work stoppage in 23 years.
Players want a portion of a huge amount of money the NFL got for TV rights. Football... more »
January 2, 2011 10:56 AM
DETROIT- Brett Favre is sitting out Minnesota's game at Detroit, meaning the 41-year-old quarterback's career apparently ends with him on the sideline.
The Vikings declared Favre inactive about 80 minutes before kickoff Sunday, concluding days of speculation over whether he could sufficiently recover from his Dec. 20 concussion. He... more »
December 22, 2010 2:21 PM
CHICAGO - Holiday shoppers are racing to the end of the season at a more feverish pace this year, with retail revenue up 5.5 percent during the last weekend before Christmas. The figure, released by ShopperTrak on Wednesday, is a drastic improvement from a year ago, when revenue dropped 6.2... more »
December 13, 2010 11:50 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU has sold out of its entire allotment of Cotton Bowl tickets before the public even had a chance at them.
According to the LSU Ticket Office, the school had 12,500 tickets available and received more than 15,000 requests from season ticket holders and students.
... more »
November 25, 2010 11:36 AM
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - For all the oil spill claims and cleanup work by BP, retirees from the North may be the best survival bet for some Gulf Coast resort towns this winter. After a disastrous summer tourism season and a slower-than-normal fall, Northern and Midwestern visitors known as "snowbirds"... more »
November 10, 2010 2:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Duck hunters in Louisiana are being reminded to keep an eye out for oiled ducks and oil spill clean-up crews this season. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says teams of people are going to be out in coastal areas frequented by hunters gathering samples for testing... more »
November 5, 2010 5:40 AM
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has delayed the 2010-11 oyster season for public seed grounds east of the Mississippi River and in Hackberry Bay to help protect and enrich oysters for future harvest. The areas were originally scheduled to open Nov. 15. State biologists say data indicates the presence... more »
August 28, 2010 11:38 AM
After two years of devastating weather, Northeastern Louisiana sweet potato growers are cautiously optimistic as they begin a harvest that will likely last into October. Morehouse Parish grower Kelsey McKoin, who planted about 300 acres this year, tells The News-Star that this crop could be one of the best in... more »
August 25, 2010 8:10 PM
NFL owners are eager to increase the regular season from 16 to 18 games. The players aren't so sure.
During a five-hour meeting at a hotel in downtown Atlanta, the push to add two more games to the regular season picked up steam Wednesday -- at least among those... more »
August 17, 2010 10:35 AM
LSU has sold out of season football tickets for the seventh straight year. Assistant athletic director Brian Broussard says LSU sold 68,650 season tickets for the 2010 home slate, equaling the school-record amount sold in both 2008 and 2009. LSU has sold out of season tickets every year dating back... more »
August 16, 2010 5:12 AM
Today is the opening of a new commercial season for Louisiana shrimpers. There is uncertainty over low prices, whether consumers will buy their catch and if any danger still exists from the massive BP oil spill. Harlon Pearce, chairman of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, was optimistic that... more »
August 5, 2010 5:46 PM
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Robert Barham says Louisiana will need more money for testing seafood.
Barham says the national perception is most of Louisiana is covered with oil, and our seafood is contaminated. He says a seafood safety plan must include proper testing and marketing... more »
July 19, 2010 5:43 AM
The 2010 spring inshore shrimp season in parts of zones 1 and 3 will close at 6 a.m. Tuesday to protect increased numbers of juvenile white shrimp. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the closure is based on biological recommendations made by biologists and is not related to... more »
July 5, 2010 5:32 AM
One of Louisiana's most troublesome spring shrimp seasons came to a close with many shrimpers getting little chance to fish because of the BP oil spill. Waters to the relatively untroubled west, and the few places east of the Mississippi River not shut down due to the Deepwater Horizon oil... more »
June 2, 2010 10:59 AM
Mississippi's shrimp season in territorial waters west of the East Biloxi ship channel is scheduled to open at 6 a.m. Thursday.
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources say the waters may close on short notice if it is detected that oil is moving into the open area.... more »
May 27, 2010 5:07 AM
Louisiana's spring shrimp season in portions of Zone 1 east of the Mississippi River opens on Monday. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the order affects Pass Manchac east of the railway bridge, Lake Pontchartrain, Rigoletes Pass, Chef Menteur Pass, Lake Borgne and the portion of the Mississippi Sound... more »
April 22, 2010 2:32 PM
A bill that would allow Louisiana lawmakers to set hunting dates and limits has advanced in a Senate committee.
It would replace the seven gubernatorial appointees on the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission with a panel of two dozen lawmakers.
Wildlife and Fisheries officials says the current system works... more »