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  • Atchafalaya Basin Festival

    November 9, 2012 8:48 AM

    Atchafalaya Basin Festival put on by Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The festival starts at 7 am and last until 11 pm. For more info call: 337-205-2443 or visit: www.AtchafalayaBasinFestival.com or www.facebook.com/AtchafalayaBasinFestival
  • Shrimping to Close Saturday in Pontchartrain Basin

    July 11, 2012 10:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the 2012 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 a.m. Saturday in most remaining state inside waters east of the Mississippi River. The closure is designed to protect developing white shrimp. The open waters of Breton and... more »
  • Mickey's Bike Found, Search Expands to Atchafalaya Basin for Clues

    May 27, 2012 10:58 PM

    A big development in the Mickey Shunick case with Lafayette Police confirming to KATC Sunday that they found Mickey's bicycle. It was found 30 miles away from where Mickey was last seen, beneath the Whiskey Bay I-10 bridge, at exit 127 in Iberville Parish. Investigators spent much of the day... more »
  • Saltwater Intrusion Causes State of Emergency

    November 29, 2011 7:39 PM

    Vermilion Parish is now under a state of emergency because of severe saltwater intrusion. The problem has been building for several months and is caused by severe drought, several breaches in saltwater barriers along the Mermentau basin, and damage to the Leland Bowman Locks. Vermilion Parish Police Jury President... more »
  • Atchafalaya Basin Gets 3 Million

    July 9, 2010 1:36 PM

    The largest swamp in the nation-the Atchafalaya Basin- is getting 3.6 million dollars for protection and enhancement. The Governor is offering the money to help the Basin by protecting the valuable waters in a time when oil is taking over the Gulf. "Now we not only pray for... more »
  • Second Shark found in Atchafalaya Basin

    July 2, 2010 7:36 PM

    Another shark is found in the Achafalaya basin and fisherman can't make sense of it. Wilven Hayes of Henderson says he's been fishing since he was six-years-old and never caught a shark until this week when he reeled in two. Hayes pulled in a five-footer Wednesday and on... more »
  • Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Reduced To One Lane

    March 25, 2010 5:36 PM

    Interstate 10 on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge will be reduced to one lane nightly in the westbound direction over the period of the next six weeks beginning with closure between mile marker 131 and mile marker 127 on Monday, March 29, 2010 in Iberville Parish. The lane closure is... more »
  • Crawfish suit now in federal court

    March 14, 2010 6:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit claiming that pipeline dredging has hurt Atchafalaya Basin crawfish trappers is now in federal court. The suit alleges that ridges left along dredged areas, called spoil banks, have created stagnant, dead areas of water in the area known as Buffalo Cove. The... more »
  • Crawfisherman's Body Found In St. Martin Parish

    March 9, 2010 7:05 PM

    The body of a local fisherman was found just before midnight Monday in St. Martin Parish. The body has been identified as 40-year-old Miles Serrette. He left Monday morning, alone, to check his crawfish traps along the Atchafalaya Basin. When he did not come home by late afternoon, his... more »
  • Local Boy Scout Council To Plant Trees In Atchafalaya Basin

    January 19, 2010 12:20 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Area Council of the Boy Scouts will leave their mark on the Atchafalaya Basin this year by planting cypress tree as part of a yearlong celebration of scouting's 100th anniversary. On Feb. 20, 800 Scouts will gather in the Basin to create what will... more »
  • Four Arrested After Drug Bust In Atchafalaya Basin

    December 22, 2009 4:02 PM

    On December 21, 2009 Agents with the St .Martin Parish Sheriff's Office along with Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries conducted a narcotics investigation in the area of the Atchafalaya Basin (Bayou Sorrel). During this investigation, Agents found evidence of an operational clandestine laboratory. Agents executed a search warrant. As... more »

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