NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The False River Fourth of July Boat Parade is back on after event organizers feared they would have to cancel it this year. New Roads Mayor Robert Myer tells The Advocate the city is stepping in to take over and ensure the tradition continues, although... more »
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is restocking the ailing False River with approximately 300 pounds of redear sunfish. Mike Wood, director of inland fisheries for the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, tells The Advocate replenishing the lake's fish population with 300,000 redear... more »
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - Officials in Pointe Coupee Parish say a soon-to-be-released state plan will offer what looks like a workable plan to address the water quality in the oxbow lake known as False River. Jim Bello, administrator for Pointe Coupee Parish, said officials with the Louisiana Department of... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission is considering a commercial net season on False River, an oxbow lake where nets are currently banned in Pointe Coupee Parish. The proposed season would run from November through February and would be set up to minimize conflict with... more »
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The plan to lower False River's water levels to improve the decaying lake's water quality has been postponed indefinitely, state officials said. Robert Barham, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, said he chose to cancel the drawdown pending the completion of an... more »
State Police held their annual awards ceremony Tuesday in Baton Rouge, honoring troopers, paramedics and even everyday citizens. Among those receiving the Citizens' Lifesaving Award were Pamela Jackson and James Irby, of Lafayette. The two are credited with saving the life of a one year old boy this summer as... more »
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - A Pointe Coupee Parish grand jury has returning a three-count indictment against the operator of one of the ski boats in a False River crash that killed three Baton Rouge men.
On Wednesday, the grand jurors charged 53-year-old Jerry Jordan of Lafayette with three... more »