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  • Roving ranger revels in La. wildlife refuge

    March 29, 2014 4:44 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Before the morning sun burns off the fog from the Red River lowlands, Pat Stinson already is patrolling his fields near Bayou Pierre. Those large swaths of flooded land are alive with birds he can identify by flight, shape or sound. The ducks haven't all... more »
  • 28,000 bass fingerlings released into Red River

    November 25, 2013 10:01 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has stocked the Red River with over 28,000 Florida strain largemouth bass fingerlings. The Town Talk reports the Red River Waterway Commission agreed to a five-year plan to stock $50,000 worth of bass fingerlings annually into the five pools... more »
  • Most boat ramps open on Red River

    April 20, 2012 9:39 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Red River Waterway Commission has opened all boat ramps to the public with the exception of the ramp in North Caddo parish. That ramp will be open by Friday. As water levels continue to fall to normal stages, the commission says additional cleaning and repairs... more »
  • Red River floating body identified

    April 5, 2012 11:13 AM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff's deputies have identified the woman whose nude body was found floating Sunday in the Red River near its intersection with Old River. Capt. Brett Robillard identified the woman as 54-year-old Cynthia Cox of Natchitoches. Robillard told The Advocate the identification was... 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 »
  • Man convicted of dumping waste into Red River

    March 22, 2012 10:51 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A federal jury has convicted a Shreveport man of several violations including the dumping of untreated wastewater directly into the Red River. The Times reports John Tuma, former president of ARKLA Disposal Services Inc. was convicted Wednesday of dumping wastewater without a permit, discharging untreated wastewater... more »
  • Police Identify Body Found in Red River

    February 14, 2012 10:02 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies have released the identity of a body that was found last week in the Red River. Sheriff Chuck Wagner tells The Town Talk ( ) 56-year-old Foster Bonton Alexandria was discovered around 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 9 by an employee at... more »
  • Red River accident: 1 Texas boater hurt, 1 missing

    February 9, 2012 10:58 AM

    BENTON, La. (AP) - Authorities in Bossier Parish are looking for an east Texas man missing since a Wednesday boating accident at the Red River Marina. One man was injured in the accident. He was airlifted to the LSU hospital with a head injury and hypothermia. KSLA TV reports the... more »
  • Tornado Watch for Today 01/25/12

    January 25, 2012 9:34 AM

    Severe weather is heade our way, and we are currently under a Tornado Watch for the following Louisiana parishes: ACADIA, ALLEN, AVOYELLES, BEAUREGARD, BIENVILLE, CALCASIEU, CALDWELL, CAMERON, DE SOTO, EVANGELINE, GRANT, JACKSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, LAFAYETTE, LA SALLE, NATCHITOCHES, OUACHITA, RAPIDES, RED RIVER, SABINE,... more »
  • A year later, effects linger from Red River deaths

    August 1, 2011 5:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A year after three of his cousins and three of his friends drowned in the Red River trying to save him, 16-year-old DeKendrix Warner wishes he'd never called for help. Warner was splashing in shallow water near a sandbar at Charles and Marie Hamel Memorial Park,... more »
  • Update: Drowning Victims Identified

    August 3, 2010 1:49 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Seven teenagers from two families were splashing around in the shallow waters of the Red River when one of them stepped off a ledge and fell into much deeper water. The others tried to save the boy even though none of them could swim, but they... more »

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