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  • Man helps after pickup plunges into Pontchartrain

    June 1, 2014 9:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana man said he didn't stop to think before jumping into the water to help a motorist whose pickup truck careened off a causeway and into Lake Pontchartrain. Alvin Pike told NOLA.com/The Times Picayune that he saw the accident happen while driving Saturday from his... more »
  • 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 »
  • Two Bodies Pulled From Lake Pontchartrain

    July 12, 2010 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has identified two bodies pulled from Lake Pontchartrain as a man and woman from Kenner. John Gagliano, chief coroner's investigator, tells The Times-Picayune Monday that 42-year-old Lynette Williams and 58-year-old Herbert Glass each died from a single gunshot wound to the... more »
  • Oil in Lake Pontchartrain

    July 5, 2010 5:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Until Monday, New Orleans had escaped direct impact from the BP oil disaster. That delicate balance changed when balls of tar were found in the Rigolets, one of two passes that connect Lake Pontchartrain with the Gulf of Mexico. "So far it's scattered stuff showing up,... more »
  • Boater Missing in Lake Pontchartrain

    June 21, 2010 7:50 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is searching for a man who fell into Lake Pontchartrain after a boat carrying four men collided with the Causeway Bridge. The accident occurred around 9:50 p.m. Sunday about one mile from the Metairie side of the span. The Coast Guard said two... more »
  • Man Missing in Lake Pontchartrain

    May 27, 2010 10:34 AM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) -The Coast Guard is searching for a 33-year-old-man who went missing in Lake Pontchartrain approximately a quarter-of-a-mile south of Mandeville/ The Coast Guard received a report from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday that a small recreational vessel carrying two adults and... more »
  • Effort to Protect Lake Pontchartrain

    May 3, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans plans to open a staging area at Fort Pike for the effort to protect Lake Pontchartrain from oil advancing from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who took office Monday, said the city is working with St. Tammany Parish, which... more »

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