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  • Body found in Atchafalaya River

    August 25, 2011 9:56 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Martin Parish sheriff's deputies say an unidentified man's body has been recovered from the Atchafalaya River. Deputies say they received a call at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from a tug boat operator regarding a body floating in an area also known as Pilot Channel. The... more »
  • A Look at Flooding in Butte La Rose and Happy Town

    May 27, 2011 8:17 PM

    Water is now rising into homes in Butte La Rose and officials say it's just the beginning. Roads leading into the evacuated areas of Butte La Rose and Happy Town have been closed off for a few days. Only emergency officials have been allowed in, but today the St.... more »
  • Self-Evacuation Issued in St. Martin Parish

    May 6, 2011 11:14 PM

    The community of Butte La Rose along the Atchafalaya River is one of the areas most at risk for flooding. As of Friday, the St. Martin Sheriff's Office is warning residents they may need to leave soon. St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Deputies went door to door Friday in Butte... more »
  • Man's Body and Vehicle Pulled from River

    March 17, 2010 7:26 PM

    A Melville man drives straight into the Atchafalaya River. His vehicle and body were retrieved Wednesday afternoon. Billy Duplechain, 24, loved life. "He was a ham, he always wanted to be famous, be either a wrestler or somebody special. He always wanted attention, but this was a bad way to... more »
  • Atchafalaya River Remains At Flood Stage In Morgan City

    January 14, 2010 7:19 PM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - The Atchafalaya River is already above flood stage at Morgan city, raising worries about spring floods. Mike Lowe of the Army Corps of Engineers' New Orleans District says the corps has been in a flood fight since November. He says that's very early. The Atchafalaya... more »

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