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  • Boil order issued for all of Assumption Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 20, 2015 6:42 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Authorities in Assumption Parish issued a parish-wide boil order Friday night after bacteria was detected was in the water system. Emergency managers said Assumption Parish Waterworks detected E. coli in the system which serves parish water customers. Because of that, anyone served by APWW in the parish... more »
  • Lower Livingston Parish still flooded check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 29, 2015 6:26 PM

    MAUREPAS - People in lower Livingston Parish are still dealing with flooding from last weekend, and some residents in Maurepas blame Ascension Parish for some of the high water. They point to a pumping station in neighboring Ascension Parish that sends water into the Blind River that flows into Lake... more »
  • Livingston Parish residents ready for flooding check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 26, 2015 5:46 PM

    KILLIAN - Flood waters threatened several homes in the small Livingston Parish town of Killian after heavy rains over the weekend. However, the people in Killian are used to high water so they have a game plan, according to resident Ronald Falgout. "As the water comes up, when it gets... more »
  • Water supply in jeopardy for 375,000 people in SC

    October 7, 2015 9:42 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- Crews are working to repair a breach in the Columbia canal that is threatening the main water supply for 375,000 people. Columbia Utilities Director Joey Jaco says officials were working Wednesday to build a rock dam a few hundred feet north of the breach, which is near the... more »
  • Clinton area water system issues boil advisory

    October 5, 2015 11:29 PM

    CLINTON - Water officials issued a boil order late Monday night. The order is for people in Water District 7 and includes Highway 961 between Highway 10 and Rist Road, all of McConnell Lane and Cox Lane. The order only impacts a few dozen homes in the area. ... more »
  • Strong evidence Mars has streams of salt water in summertime

    September 28, 2015 11:15 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL- Scientists are reporting that Mars appears to have not only frozen water but flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summertime. They say their latest observations "strongly support" the longtime theory that salt water flows down certain Martian slopes each summer. These dark, narrow streaks tend... more »
  • WATCH: Coast Guard rescues stranded, injured boaters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 7, 2015 9:27 PM

    HOUSTON - The Coast Guard shared video of a seven-minute rescue where two men on a pleasure boat needed help after they crashed into what appears to be concrete jetty Monday morning. One of the men was thrown off the boat and both were injured. One had a broken... more »
  • Parish approves buying water system

    September 3, 2015 11:37 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Council approved a near $6 million plan to buy a private water service for parts of the west bank of the parish Thursday. Water currently is purchased from Assumption Parish and piped into the Donaldsonville area. The lines are part of the Peoples Water... more »
  • Broken fence leaves little protection from wastewater pit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2015 11:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Residents are worried about what they believe is a safety hazard in their neighborhood, Woodland Crossing. A fence around Mo-Dad Utilities, LLC wastewater treatment facilities fell down in April and has not been repaired. Inside are large pools of water with pumping stations. "They won't... more »
  • Tentative deal made to buy water system in Donaldsonville

    August 31, 2015 7:35 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish government has reached an agreement in principle with Peoples Water Service Co. to buy its water operations in Donaldsonville for $5.9 million. If the deal goes through, officials say the parish plans to inject another $5 million in upgrades to the water system, After months of negotiations,... more »
  • Chlorine boosters coming to fight amoeba check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 7:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish will install chlorine boosters on two of its rural water systems after a brain-eating amoeba was detected in those systems last month. Parish officials will install one booster to inject chlorine directly into the water supply at the ACUD#1 and the ACUD#2 water systems in... more »
  • After Katrina, New Orleans stakes future on urban water plan

    August 25, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sinking. It's a daily reality in New Orleans, where the soil is compacting and compressing, taking New Orleans down ever so slightly more with each passing year. Much of this old French city is built atop former peat bogs and swampland long ago pumped dry. ... more »
  • WATCH: Amoeba testing in state lab check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 12:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE – In a lab requiring security clearance similar to military compounds, scientists are working to test water from water systems across Louisiana. This summer, three systems have been found to contain a brain-eating amoeba. At a state lab, experts are checking and testing samples from other systems.... more »
  • Amoeba detected in one Houma water system

    August 17, 2015 7:40 PM

    HOUMA - State health officials said tests recently found an amoeba in Houma's Schriever Water System, which serves around 97,000 people in Terrebonne Parish. The Department of Health and Hospitals said despite the presence of the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, the water is still safe to drink. DHH tested... more »
  • 22-year-old water advisory upgraded to serious level

    August 12, 2015 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials said Wednesday, unhealthy levels of industrial compounds and mercury were found in fish from the Devil's Swamp and Bayou Baton Rouge area. Due to the contamination, the state issued a "no consumption" advisory for the waterways. People are told to avoid eating fish... more »
  • Volunteers hand out water to school kids during heat

    August 12, 2015 7:46 PM

    BAKER - Beating the heat in Baker meant passing out bottles of water to kids coming home from school. It's part of an initiative called "Stay Hydrated in Baker." Jerri Williams is one of several volunteers giving out the water. Her group is worried children won't heed warnings... more »
  • Officials talk water quality after amoeba scare check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 12:00 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A crowded room of people learned more about the brain-eating amoeba that was found in their water system two weeks ago. Water system officials and scientists from the Department of Health and Hospitals talked about the process to eradicate the amoeba from the system. They reiterated, the... more »
  • Construction underway for Springfield water system check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:41 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Springfield, the oldest town in Livingston Parish, has started construction on its own water system. The current water system run by French Settlement Water Company does not reach all 500 residents in Springfield. The people who are left out rely on wells to get water. Some residents in... more »
  • Amoeba chlorine burn starts slow check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 30, 2015 7:46 PM

    MODESTE - Ascension Parish informed residents Thursday of a potential change in the smell of their drinking water. The Parish has pumped chlorine into the ACUD No. 1 water system since Wednesday night after the system tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba. The system serves 1,800 people in the... more »
  • Dr. Mindy Calandro on brain-eating amoeba check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2015 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Health officials recently identified a brain-eating amoeba in Ascension Parish’s water supply. Now, a lot of Louisiana residents are wondering how it’s going to affect them. This morning, Dr. Mindy Calandro from the Baton Rouge Clinic stopped by 2une In to give us more information on the... more »
  • Chlorine burn set to start Wednesday night to combat amoeba Play Video

    July 28, 2015 6:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Parish officials said a chlorine burn will begin in the evening hours of Wednesday to combat a brain-eating amoeba found in a portion of Ascension Parish's water supply. Officials said chlorine pumps would be set up Wednesday morning at Ascension Consolidated Utility District 1, which serves around... more »
  • Most of New Orleans told boil water before drinking, bathing

    July 24, 2015 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans has told most city residents to boil tapwater before using it. The board says the advisory is a precaution because power surges at the main water plant cut water pressure for a brief period early Thursday, dropping... more »
  • Red River levels slowly dropping

    July 22, 2015 11:06 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Even as the Red River drops a foot a day and flood waters that raged in mid-June recede, people whose homes were ravaged by the deluge continue to clean up. One of those people is Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, who told The Times he soon may have... more »
  • Boil advisory Tuesday for some in Watson

    July 20, 2015 4:49 PM

    WATSON - Water district officials in Watson warned some of their customers that a boil order will be in place this week due to water line repairs. The Ward Two Water District said water will be turned off to Homer Knost Road in Watson Tuesday in order to repair... more »
  • California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water

    July 20, 2015 3:19 PM

    SACRAMENTO - The California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought. The move announced Monday targets a group of Central Valley farmers. The State Water Resources Control Board said it's proposing the first fines of this kind for a water district with century-old... more »
  • Tom Selleck accused of stealing water for California ranch

    July 8, 2015 1:25 PM

    VENTURA, Calif. - A lawsuit accuses actor Tom Selleck of stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant and bringing it to his ranch in drought-stricken Southern California. A Ventura County water district claims a tanker truck filled up at a hydrant on more than a dozen occasions and hauled... more »
  • Bacteria found in water at most La. beaches, advisories posted

    July 2, 2015 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The most recent sampling of water off Louisiana's coast has found enough bacteria to post advisories at almost every beach along the shoreline. Only eight had no advisory Thursday. Almost twenty were posted with a warning after scientists found some sort of bacteria. When an advisory is... more »
  • Niagara issues water recall for several brands

    June 22, 2015 6:28 PM

    ONTARIO - Niagara Bottling Company is recalling its spring water products because of a possible E. coli contamination. The company is asking customers to boil the bottled water or avoid drinking it at all. Niagara Bottling said one of its spring sources has a "positive indication" of E.... more »
  • Port Allen Boil Water Advisory is over

    June 21, 2015 12:59 PM

    Residents of Port Allen no longer have to boil their water before usage. Adrian Genre, Chief Administrative Officer of Port Allen, announced Sunday morning that the further tests confirmed that the city's water supply contains no harmful contamination. The Office of Public Health has confirmed the results. ... more »
  • City of Walker lifts Emergency Water Conservation Alert

    June 13, 2015 4:56 PM

    As of 2 pm Saturday, the City of Walker has lifted the Emergency Water Conservation Alert. The sample that was submitted on Friday to the Department of Health and Hospitals came back clear. Officials say that Walker water customers can go back to using their water as they... more »
  • Walker residents making do with water conservation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 12, 2015 7:03 PM

    WALKER - People in the City of Walker are making do with conserving water until at least Saturday after a water pump failed Thursday evening. The city urged all of its customers to limit water usage to only essential tasks after crews discovered the pumping system functioning at limited... more »
  • Walker puts emergency water conservation order into effect

    June 11, 2015 6:44 PM

    WALKER - City officials requested Thursday afternoon that residents receiving water service from the City of Walker take steps to conserve water as soon as possible. Customers are asked to use water only when necessary at this time as the city places its Emergency Water Conservation Plan into effect.... more »
  • Beach advisories ahead of Memorial Day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2015 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state issued beach advisories ahead of the Memorial Day Weekend. There are 24 beach sites along the Louisiana coast. Sites are tested every Monday from April 1 to the end of October. Precautions are posted when the water quality is abnormal. "It's not going... more »
  • Boil water advisory issued in Denham Springs

    May 18, 2015 8:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A boil advisory has been issued by the Ward 2 Water District in Denham Springs after a contractor working in the area cut a main water line. The accident happened in the Dunn Rd. area. The boil advisory affects these areas: Carol Lynn Road Matherne... more »
  • California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    May 6, 2015 4:54 AM

    SACRAMENTO, CA.- California water regulators have adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought. The State Water Resources Control Board approved rules Tuesday forcing cities to limit watering on public property and encouraging homeowners to let their lawns die. The mandatory... more »
  • E. Feliciana boil advisory affects some

    April 26, 2015 3:07 PM

    ETHEL, LA - A voluntary boil advisory affecting the Bluff Creek, Pride Baywood and Greenwell Springs areas has been issued by the East Feliciana Rural Water System. The advisory is only for customers in those areas who may have water outages, low pressure and/or brown water. If you have those... more »
  • Fire hydrant left open for weeks during work check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 2, 2015 4:24 PM

    GONZALES - One man says a fire hydrant in Gonzales has been wasting thousands of gallons of water over the past two weeks. On his bread delivery route, Jeff Pederson passes by the fire hydrant daily. One day he discovered it pouring gallons of water by the minute. He's... more »
  • Town of Springfield getting new water system

    March 27, 2015 4:11 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town of Springfield in Livingston Parish plans to create its own water system for its 500 residents. Mayor Charles Martin says the town has never owned its own water system. The current one is run by French Settlement Water Company, and it doesn't reach all 175... more »
  • Donaldsonville residents upset with water company check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 9, 2015 5:23 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Some Donaldsonville residents felt left in the dark by a water company after they say they didn't know about a water boil advisory that's still ongoing. Residents say the boil advisory came out of nowhere Sunday. "My dad called and he was at work, and he... more »
  • Boil advisory issued for some in Donaldsonville

    March 9, 2015 10:25 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Officials with the Peoples Water Service Company in Donaldsonville issued a boil order Monday for some of their customers after an incident this weekend. A company spokesperson said a contractor broke a main water line Sunday on LA 1 South in Donaldsonville. The water main was repaired... more »
  • Boil order issued for parts of Donaldsonville

    March 8, 2015 2:25 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A boil order is in effect for hundreds of residents in parts of Donaldsonville after a construction crew ruptured a water and gas line Sunday. Peoples Water Service said everyone living on Highway 1 South from the Payless to the Palo Alto Bridge is urged to boil... more »
  • The Fitness Expert: Spice up your H2O check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2015 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While temperatures are chilly this week, things will start heating up before you know it. When exercising in the heat, it's important to stay hydrated. Fitness Expert Tanesha Craig joined us on 2une in this morning for tips to make water more interesting . It's no... more »
  • Flights diverted after water pipe burst in airport

    February 16, 2015 2:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crews at Dulles International Airport are working to restore normal operations after a burst water pipe in the airport's control tower triggered an alarm and forced an evacuation that resulted in the diversion of some flights to other airports. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority,... more »
  • Baker looking for other ways to keep finances afloat check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 14, 2015 5:26 PM

    BAKER - City officials in Baker will have a special meeting this week to discuss ways to solve the city's money problems. Councilwoman Joyce Burgess called for what she said will be a "brainstorming" meeting after the council turned down a water rate increase. The council voted 4-1 to... more »
  • Baker council to vote to introduce ordinance to increase water rates

    December 14, 2014 6:20 PM

    BAKER - The city council will vote to introduce an ordinance to raise water rates at Tuesday's meeting. Councilwoman Joyce Burgess said she's dedicated to "moving the city forward," and wants to do what's best for residents. If a decision isn't made soon, the city's fire department rating... more »
  • Fix coming for French Settlement water pipe check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 4, 2014 4:54 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - A water company closed a loan Thursday and awarded a contract in order to begin work to replace a problematic pipe in lower Livingston Parish. The French Settlement Water Company says work to install the new pipe should start in the next few weeks. An old,... more »
  • Water bills victims of software glitch

    November 15, 2014 10:29 AM

    OAKDALE, La. - Mayor Gene Paul says a computer software problem is the reason some Oakdale residents haven't received water bills for the past two months. Paul says officials discovered about 100 water bills - including his - were not printed and mailed because of the glitch. Paul says officials... more »
  • Monroe plans chlorine burn against killer amoeba

    October 29, 2014 3:16 AM

    MONROE - The city of Monroe will be adding extra chlorine to its water next month as part of statewide precautions against an amoeba that has killed three people in Louisiana. The free chlorine burn will start around Nov. 12 and last about 60 days. It's a precaution against Naegleria... more »
  • Chief: Water rate increase needed for public safety check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 22, 2014 6:52 PM

    BAKER - Once again, changes in water bills for Baker residents are on the table for discussion. Chief of Police Mike Knaps said he's proposing that the city council increase the base water rate from $9 to between $15 and $20 in order to make up for cuts to... more »
  • Ascension Parish plans water fix check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 8, 2014 5:51 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish is working to improve the water safety of their system that feeds water to people in rural areas on the westside of the parish. The system isn't holding a high enough amount of chlorine to eradicate any possible brain-eating amoebas, even though the deadly amoeba... more »
  • Boil Advisory lifted in French Settlement

    October 4, 2014 10:33 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - C The French Settlement Water Company says the broken pipe that broke has been repaired. It was the third boil advisory in the area in two weeks. Officials say the pipe that keeps breaking is about 1 1/2 miles long and about 45-years-old. The company... more »
  • Boil order still causing headaches in French Settlement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 3, 2014 4:36 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - People in French Settlement are still dealing with a boil order for the second straight day. Schools in the small Livingston Parish community are using bottled water to prepare meals for students. The schools asked kids to pack bottled water with them to bring to school.... more »
  • St. John schools seek bottled water amid amoeba crisis check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 12, 2014 3:22 AM

    EDGARD, LA - As the St. John the Baptist Parish government continues trying to eradicate a potentially fatal brain-damaging amoeba from a portion of its water system, the St. John School Board has declared a state of emergency. The declaration allows the school system to bypass public bid laws to... more »
  • Boil water advisory lifted in Denham Springs

    September 10, 2014 2:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The boil water advisory has been lifted for people in parts of Livingston Parish. The advisory affected residents in the Ward 2 Water District, and was put in place because of a busted water main on Amite Church Road. Officials say it is now safe for... more »
  • St. John purging water system after amoeba found Play Video

    August 28, 2014 2:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba. The state Department of Health and Hospitals said the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in the water system... more »
  • More tests needed before Ohio city gets water back

    August 3, 2014 11:08 AM

    TOLEDO, Ohio - The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, is telling residents that more tests must be done to ensure toxins are out of the city's water supply. Mayor D. Michael Collins says Sunday that the 400,000 people in the region need to avoid drinking tap water for a second day.... more »
  • One killed in sailboat accident on Lake Pontchartrain

    July 25, 2014 9:28 PM

    MADISONVILLE - One person died in a sailboat accident at the mouth of the Tchefuncte River in Lake Pontchartrain Friday evening. A second person was thrown from boat and was rescued, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said. WWL TV reported the boat flipped over. Deputies said they... more »
  • Slime and filth build up in abandoned car shop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 24, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People call an abandoned oil change facility an accident waiting to happen. The shop, off Old Hammond Highway and Millerville Road, is filling up with water and vagrants are taking shelter inside. The building has busted windows and oil-change bays are nearly overflowing with water, oil... more »
  • Waterways not regulated for tubers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 23, 2014 5:58 PM

    WATSON - At least five people have died on the Amite River while tubing, the latest two drowning deaths happened yesterday. The bodies of Joshua Brantley, 26, and Phillip White, 26, were pulled from the Amite River hours after they went missing during a tubing trip with friends. ... more »
  • Slidell neighborhood dolphin dies

    June 18, 2014 3:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A dolphin that lived in a canal in a neighborhood north of Lake Pontchartrain has died, possibly because recent rains made the water too fresh for his health. Federal biologists said Tuesday that the male dolphin had open sores caused by living in fresh water on June... more »
  • Baker council closes tap on water, sewer rate increases

    June 10, 2014 8:49 PM

    BAKER- City leaders refused to increase water and sewer rates at a meeting Tuesday evening. The mayor said the most expensive increase would barely double rates but not everyone would see an increase that high. Water rates would increase between $6 and $8, sewer rates would raise bills about... more »
  • Ascension development causing flooding concerns check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 10, 2014 6:02 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Homeowners in the Beechwood Subdivision off of LA 42 in Ascension Parish have an axe to grind with a nearby development. Ted Prudhomme thinks the new subdivision is sending water onto his property. "The past two years, since they cleared out the property behind my property... more »
  • Ascension Parish pumps working fine check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 5, 2014 6:02 PM

    GONZALES- The Marvin J. Braud pumping station in Ascension Parish was working in full force last week when record rains pummeled the parish. Six pumps help drain the upper part of the parish including the communities of St. Amant and Gonzales, but the lower part of the parish filled... more »
  • Residents frustrated over proposed rate increase check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 3, 2014 9:52 PM

    BAKER - A crowed wasn't shy about sharing their thoughts on proposed utility rate hikes Tuesday night. Hikes to water and sewer services would help balance the city's budget. It is set to have an $800,000 hole. The city council is split on raising the rates, although some leaders... more »
  • Assumption residents still fighting floods check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2014 10:28 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE- The small community of Brusly-St. Vincent is begging for help as residents continue to wade through hip-high water to get to their homes. "The bridge further down the road, they made a new bridge and put culverts instead of pylons and the water gets trapped there, it won't... more »
  • High water still stands in Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2014 6:07 PM

    ABEN - Residents in the small community of Aben just outside Donaldsonville are dealing with high water for a second-straight day. Thursday flood waters stood as high as the front step to many homes. Residents say water rose to nearly four inches inside their homes Wednesday after heavy rains.... more »
  • Road closures persist in Ascension Parish

    May 29, 2014 11:07 AM

    GONZALES - With more storms expected today, Ascension Parish is recovering from Wednesday's heavy bouts of rainfall which led to many road closures. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released an update that advised of the following road closures as of 1 p.m. Thursday. Astroland Subdivision Underpass at St.... more »
  • Sandbags weigh down floating crypts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 28, 2014 9:07 PM

    BELLE ROSE - A flooded cemetery in Assumption Parish forced loved ones of those entombed there to scramble to weigh coffins down with sandbags before they floating away in high water. By Wednesday afternoon, Rosehill Baptist Cemetery in Belle Rose off Highway 998 had about a foot of water... more »
  • Residents think dredging is damaging property check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 11, 2014 3:08 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Eric Weil has owned Cafe Lafourche for decades, but it wasn't until four years ago he started having serious problems with his building, located just feet away from Bayou Lafourche. "They did all the dredging on the upper end here, and they created a problem, not only for... more »
  • Flood zone residents get their annual warning check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 7, 2014 6:05 PM

    BUTTE LAROSE - Residents in the Morganza Floodway got their flood warning letters from the Army Corps of Engineers, but many say they aren't worried. Many people in the floodway said they got out before the last big flood, almost three years ago. This year they say they're staying... more »
  • Raw sewage takes over a yard in Port Allen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2014 5:56 PM

    PORT ALLEN - When the rain came down on 12th Street in Port Allen, raw sewage came up. Carolyn Simmons said this is the third time in the past year she's found raw sewage at her house. "It was bubbling up from the toilet and the bathtub but... more »
  • Air, second highway monitored after more bubbles appear in bayou check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2014 9:31 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials say a new spot of bubbling water was discovered in Grand Bayou Monday. The site is on LA 69, a quarter mile north of the Gator Corner, and less than a mile from the sinkhole site. It is the 101st bubbling site in... 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 »
  • Grape drink death

    February 6, 2014 7:44 PM

    SURGIONSVILLE, TENNESSEE- An autopsy shows a five-year-old girl died from being forced to drink more than two liters of grape soda and water and her father and his wife are charged with murder. Alexa Linboom was brought to a hospital emergency room by her father, blue and unresponsive. ... more »
  • W.Va. water tests encouraging after chemical spill

    January 12, 2014 4:19 PM

    DRY BRANCH, W.Va. - West Virginia Gov. Earl Tomblin says water tests are encouraging after a chemical spill tainted the supply, but people are still being told not to drink or bath in the water. Tomblin did not give a timetable Sunday for when people might be able to use... more »
  • Man arrested for stealing neighbor's water

    November 20, 2013 3:08 PM

    THIBODAUX- A 28-year-old Thibodaux man has been arrested for stealing his neighbor's utility service. Tyrone Scott Jr. was arrested Tuesday on a charge of theft of utility service after a neighbor reported seeing him running his a water hose from outside their home into his home next door. Police had... more »
  • Bossier City nearly 1/3 through water meter change

    October 13, 2013 2:30 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - With nearly one-third of Bossier City's new, automated water meters installed, billing supervisor Judy Vetkoetter says most people who have called to complain about higher bills have been satisfied with the city's explanation. They're told the new meters are more accurate than the old ones - and... more »
  • Due to brain-eating amoeba, water systems told to make changes

    October 9, 2013 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State health leaders have asked water companies that use the same solution to cleanse water as the two systems where brain-eating amoeba were found to increase the amount of solution being used. The Department of Health and Hospitals said Wednesday night it strongly recommends residual chlorine levels... more »
  • Baker water rates could go up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 9, 2013 5:38 PM

    BAKER - The Baker City Council has started the process of raising water rates in the city to help pay down some debt. Baker is in the red $2 million after upgrading its aging water system. Today during a work session, some council members suggest raising water rates by... more »
  • Brain-eating amoeba found in another La. water system

    October 8, 2013 10:33 PM

    MANSFIELD- Brain-eating amoeba has been found in five locations of DeSoto Parish Waterworks District No. 1. Wednesday, the system will flush lines with additional chlorine to kill the amoeba. There are no known current cases of illness related to the discover state health leaders said Tuesday night. The... more »
  • DHH clears rumors about amoeba, drinking water

    September 19, 2013 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Department of Health and Hospitals is trying put to rest myths and rumors associated with the recent news of a brain-eating amoeba in the St. Bernard Parish water system. DHH has released a "Myth vs. Fact" rundown of these myths about the amoeba, called "Naegleria fowleri",... more »

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