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  • Artificial Reef Named in Honor of Acadiana Family Play Video

    July 12, 2013 7:25 PM

    In Iberia Parish, a big environmental project is underway. In Cypremort Point, officials have started construction of a new artificial reef. Once complete, the reef will cover more than eight acres of Vermilion Bay, helping to strengthen the marine environment. This is no ordinary reef. It's taking on a... more »
  • Bayou Vermilion Districts inaugural Bayou Vermilion Festival Boat Parade

    October 18, 2012 9:07 AM

    Laissez les bons temps couler! The community is invited to let the good times flow on Sunday, October 21 for Bayou Vermilion Districts inaugural Bayou Vermilion Festival Boat Parade. The Bayou Vermilion Festival boat parade is a celebration of and on the Vermilion River and aims to increase awareness... more »
  • Boat launch ramps closed on Red River

    March 23, 2012 7:25 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - High water is forcing closure of the Red River public boat launching ramps operated by the Red River Waterway Commission in Rapides, Red River, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Rapides and Avoyelles parishes. The closures are taking effect Friday. The public boat ramps were closed in Caddo and... more »
  • Public boat launch in Cut Off closes

    January 10, 2012 10:54 AM

    CUT OFF, La. (AP) - Disagreement over lease terms has cut off the public boat launch at Cut Off. It's the only public boat launch from Lafourche Parish to Little Lake, south of Lake Salvador. Without the launch, parish residents must drive 80 miles to Lafitte to get into the... more »
  • Search to Continue Sunday for Missing Boater

    November 27, 2011 12:06 AM

    In Saint Mary Parish, two people are dead after a boating accident. It happened overnight in Amelia, just east of Morgan City in Bayou Boeuf. Authorities have called off the search for one of the victims whose body was never recovered. With the stormy conditions, authorities searched for... more »
  • Pink Ribbon Jam II "A Celebration of Life"

    September 27, 2010 10:46 AM

    The Cajun Invasion Dragon Boat Team is having their Pink Ribbon Jam II "A Celebration of Life." This fundraiser is to help out cancer patients who are under-insured, help pay travel cost for those needing to get to everyday treatment, and to help patients pay for mammograms. The event... more »
  • Bridge Repairs Close Chicot Boat Launches

    September 20, 2010 6:57 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - Chicot State Park is closing its three boat launches because the lake has been drawn down for routine inspections and repairs on the bridge over Walker's Cove. Sharon Broussard, spokeswoman for the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, says the launches are closing Monday... more »
  • 2 Sisters Crabbing Rescue Shrimpers from Burning Boat

    September 8, 2010 2:55 PM

    CHAUVIN, La. (AP) - Two sisters who were out crabbing rescued three shrimpers from a burning boat. The Courier reports that 27-year-old Carla Ghere of Bayou Blue and 26-year-old Carolyn Tillman of Houma saw the boat on fire shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, on Lake Boudreaux. When they got... more »
  • Boaters React to Platform Fire

    September 2, 2010 7:35 PM

    With Labor Day weekend upon us, recreational fishermen are already hitting the waters, including Vermilion Bay. The oil platform exploded less than 100 miles south of the fishing area, and once word spread, many thoughts of loved ones and the economy crossed the minds of locals. "It's what you... more »
  • A Boat Ride and Ice Cream Cap Obama's Trip to Gulf

    August 15, 2010 2:52 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family cruised the waters off their Florida Panhandle hotel on Sunday, offering a portrait of a family on vacation to boost a region struggling with the economic damage wrought by the nation's worst oil spill. The Obamas boarded the... more »
  • Operation Dry Water

    June 24, 2010 6:34 PM

    With more boaters out on Acadiana waters, so are patrol agents. And after recent deadly accidents on the waterways, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries is campaigning this weekend to prevent further deaths. It's called "Operation Dry Water," and targets impaired boat operators. Last year, there were 32 boating accident deaths... more »
  • Buy From the Boat Program Up and Running

    June 2, 2010 7:39 AM

    DELCAMBRE, La. (AP) - Folks in Delcambre with a taste for fresh seafood will like a new program set up by the port. An internet link will allow consumers to place their orders with commercial fishermen while the boats are still out at sea. According to the LSU AgCenter, in... more »
  • The Veronica Challenge: Dragon Boat Racing

    May 26, 2010 8:22 AM

    Watch KATC's Veronica White in her latest challenge: dragon boat racing
  • Broussard Resident Helps Bird in Venice

    May 21, 2010 8:48 PM

    The Crude Disaster gives one Acadiana resident a fishing trip she won't soon forget. Broussard resident, Windy Maitreme saw firsthand what the oil is doing to Louisiana's coast. "It's devastating to see the oil, merky brown... You can definitely see the oil in the water. As far as we... more »
  • Rig in Baldwin Canal

    May 5, 2010 7:27 PM

    A different oil rig is causing some concern in St. Mary Parish. The rig rolled into the Baldwin Canal on Friday. It is a drilling barge that was being dismantled for scraps at T. Moore Services just south of US 90. There wasn't any oil on board because the... more »
  • Price Remains Same for Fishing/Hunting Licenses & Boat Registrations

    April 28, 2010 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The cost of hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations will remain the same in Louisiana. The state House refused to allow the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to boost every fee it charges every two years, up to the annual percentage change in the... more »
  • Cost of Hunting & Fishing Licenses and Boat Registrations Going Up

    April 20, 2010 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The cost of Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations would be boosted every two years, along with every other fee charged by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, if lawmakers approve a bill that received the backing of a House committee Tuesday. The... more »
  • The Veronica Challenge: Crawfishing

    February 10, 2010 7:48 AM

    It's that time of year again to chow down on one of Acadiana's most well-loved foods: crawfish. Watch KATC's Veronica White learn how to catch those mudbugs.
  • Christmas Bongs

    November 20, 2009 9:13 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Customs officials say they got a surprise when they found 316,000 glass bongs disguised as Christmas ornaments at the Los Angeles harbor. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that agents found the highly decorated drug pipes in 860 boxes shipped from China. The cargo, estimated... more »
  • Body found in Bayou Teche UPDATE

    October 28, 2009 4:12 PM

    Update to the body found in Bayou Teche: authorities have confirmed that the body of 50-year-old Abraham doucet of New Iberia was found floating in Bayou Teche by a tug boat captain. Officials also do not suspect foul play at this time. According to Sheriff Ackal a relative of the... more »

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