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  • Residents Concerned About Bear Sightings

    December 10, 2012 7:20 PM

    In St. Mary Parish, residents in the Berwick area are staying vigilant after several bear sightings. Berwick police tell KATC this weekend they received four calls about bears in the area and at least one was spotted in a neighborhood. So far across the state, 13 bears have... more »
  • 300 Pound Bear Causing Mischief in Iberia

    October 13, 2011 7:14 PM

    There's a new neighbor in Lydia, just outside New Iberia, and it's 300 lb black bear. Several residents on Coulee Road said they've actually seen the bear, and they definitely know when it's paid a visit to their house. They get into garbage cans, hang out in car ports... more »
  • Wildlife Officials Investigate Police Involved Bear Shooting

    March 30, 2011 11:33 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating a black bear shooting involving Carencro Police that happened last Tuesday. "I honestly thought they were having a shoot out with another person because there was at least 10 to 15 shots fired," said Mary Brinkley, who lives in the... more »
  • Bear Sighting in Acadiana

    February 20, 2011 9:09 PM

    Yet another black bear sighting to tell you about. This one in the Acadia Parish town of Evangeline. A viewer sent us a photo of a large black bear captured on a hunting camera. We're told officials with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have been in the area... more »
  • Bear Could Still Be Roaming Lafayette Streets

    February 14, 2011 9:31 PM

    A black bear could till be roaming the streets of Lafayette. Since Thursday night, when the bear was first spotted at Dulles and Ambassador Caffrey, Lafayete Police have received at least a dozen calls concerning a black bear sighting. "He has a direction in mind where he wants to... more »
  • Black Bear Captured in Franklin

    January 15, 2011 4:06 PM

    A black bear was tranquilized and captured this afternoon in Franklin. It was spotted around noon in the Willow Street area. No word on where the bear will be taken or if this is the same bear that was spotted in Franklin Friday.
  • Bear Sigthing in Franklin- Caught on Camera

    January 14, 2011 11:46 AM

    A bear - caught on camera - in Franklin! Thanks to a KATC viewer who sent this in to our newsdesk. Remember if you see news happening, email us at
  • Ole Miss Gets a New Mascot

    October 14, 2010 1:41 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The new mascot of the University of Mississippi Rebels will be a black bear, officially replacing the goateed Southern gentleman "Colonel Reb" who was banished from the sidelines almost seven years ago. Thursday's unveiling of the "Rebel Black Bear" is the latest move in the school's... more »
  • Bear Tips for Hunters

    October 8, 2010 5:09 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds hunters that bears are actively foraging at this time of year in preparation for the winter. Louisiana black bear populations throughout the state are growing and their ranges are expanding, as noted in record numbers of trail camera photos capturing activity... more »
  • Bear Attack at Yellowstone National Park

    July 28, 2010 1:57 PM

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife officials say one person was killed and two others were injured in a bear attack at a campground north of Yellowstone National Park. Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim says Park County officials reported a male was killed and two others were injured... more »
  • Black Bear Is Now In The Monroe Zoo

    May 12, 2010 1:02 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana black bear that strayed into human territory one time too many is now in the Monroe Zoo. Police and the state wildlife agents caught the 350-pound, 5-year-old animal Tuesday in woods within a mile of a major highway through Lafayette. Maria Davidson, large carnivore... more »
  • Bear Caught in Lafayette Parish

    May 11, 2010 4:55 PM

    A bear was just caught in Lafayette Parish near Rue de Belier & Ridge Road. He's been tranqualized and is on the way to the Monroe Zoo. We'll have video at 5,6, & 10.
  • Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival

    April 16, 2010 12:51 PM

    Bayou Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival Committee are hosting the Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival in Franklin, La. The festival is set to promote the education of the LA Black Bear and migrant birds not to mention promote family.The event is an all day event that will take... more »
  • Franklin man arrested for cultivation of Marijuana

    November 30, 2009 8:35 AM

    The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Funded by the Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission Through the Evangeline Law Enforcement Commission District Press Release Date: 11-30-09 The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Patterson Police Department Franklin Police Dept.,... more »

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