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  • Dead dolphin retrieved from river at Baton Rouge

    October 5, 2012 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says biologists did not see any external sign of trauma in a young dolphin found dead along the Mississippi River bank at Baton Rouge. Spokeswoman Ashley Wethey said Thursday that the body was moderately to severely decomposed when... more »
  • Southern Baptists elect 1st black president

    June 20, 2012 9:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - At the end of the day Wednesday, the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention will pass to an African American pastor for the first time. The nation's largest Protestant denomination voted Tuesday to elect the Rev. Fred Luter Jr. to lead them. It's an important step... more »
  • Rhythms on the River

    March 27, 2012 6:49 AM

    River Ranch Institute will be hosting Rhythms on the River. There will be 6 concerts in the Village of River Ranch starting on March 29, and lasting until May 10th, 2012. Each evening the event is from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Rhythms brings in local acts/talent giving way to a great... more »
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

    March 26, 2012 10:05 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss.,- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River March 26-30, 2012. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The... more »
  • Pineville to buy river front property

    March 15, 2012 8:45 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Pineville City Council has approved a resolution allowing Mayor Clarence Fields to purchase two pieces of vacant land near the Jackson Street Bridge. The two vacant lots, one on each side of the bridge, front the Red River levee. Fields said the lots have been... 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 ( http://townta.lk/zc2PKr ) 56-year-old Foster Bonton Alexandria was discovered around 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 9 by an employee at... more »
  • Missing Body of Baton Rouge Man found on Bogue Chitto River

    January 28, 2012 2:45 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents found the body of a missing man on the Bogue Chitto River in St. Tammany Parish this morning, Jan. 28. Agents recovered the body of William Holloway, 63, at 8 a.m. from the river around a mile in a... more »
  • River turbine testing site gets $150,000 grant

    January 13, 2012 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A proposed testing site for turbines that will be mounted from piers and barges in rivers to generate power has received a $150,000 grant from the Delta Regional Authority. The head of Tulane University's RiverSphere project - Douglas Meffert - said Thursday that testing could begin... more »
  • Corps Begins Inspections Along Mississippi River

    December 14, 2011 6:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Due to high river conditions, the Army Corps of Engineers has activated the first phase of flood fight procedures to monitor levees along the Mississippi River. Closely coordinating efforts with local levee authorities, the New Orleans District said Tuesday it will begin patrolling the levees along... more »
  • Historic Flood Begins to Abate, but far From Over

    June 4, 2011 11:13 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi River flood of 2011 may seem like a thing of the past for people who fled rising waters that never came, yet the final toll is shrouded in murky water for thousands of people devastated as the flood made its way from the Midwest... more »
  • Despite Long Wait, Flood Warnings Make an Impact

    May 29, 2011 12:54 PM

    TUNICA, Miss. (AP) - The aftermath of a disaster like the floods that submerged parts of Mississippi or the tornadoes that have wiped out towns in the Midwest and Southeast can leave victims with depression and other ailments. Although the wait was agonizing as floodwaters rose, experts say the extra... more »
  • Calumet River Floods Nearby Residents

    May 25, 2011 7:25 PM

    In St. Mary Parish the Calumet River is rising higher every day. The river is already at 10 feet, which is six feet above flood stage and eight feet above normal levels. "Just about every other year we have high water, but this is the worst, this is real... more »
  • Mississippi River Flooding-Louisiana,127 Backwater Floods Less Than Feared in South LA

    May 25, 2011 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans has launched a charity drive to aid victims of Mississippi River flooding. The "NOLA Pay it Forward" fund, announced by Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday, will include help for those affected by the opening of the Morganza spillway gates, which eased... more »
  • Three Mile Lake Residents Evacuate

    May 16, 2011 12:14 AM

    It seems so calm in the Three Mile Lake Community while looking at the water, but there was a sense of urgency in the air Sunday. "They were knocking on our doors at 8 this morning saying get out, get out." said Connie Baudoin. Residents and campers at... more »
  • Louisiana Parishes Receive Expanded Federal Assistance

    May 15, 2011 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - At the request of Governor Bobby Jindal, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded federal assistance to the state and parishes responding to the Mississippi River flooding in Louisiana. Previously, Louisiana had been approved for only limited direct federal assistance for response efforts. At this... more »
  • Civil Air Patrol Prepares to Assist in Flooding Disaster

    May 15, 2011 9:00 AM

    GONZALES, La. - Louisiana Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members are assisting the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Louisiana Army National Guard by providing high-resolution aerial photographs of the Morganza Spillway. CAP has been requested to provide still photography of the I-10 basin area... more »
  • Butte LA Rose Evacuates

    May 14, 2011 11:57 PM

    In other parts of Acadiana, most notably, lower Saint Martin Parish, many residents have already evacuated ahead of the impending floods, and those who haven't are certainly doing so now. With the spillway open it is now a race against time for the residents of Butte La Rose. ... more »
  • LA Towns on Edge as Spillway Opens

    May 14, 2011 11:24 PM

    KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Phones at the police department in the little south Louisiana town of Krotz Springs rang nonstop as residents they packed belongings and sought information on the opening of the Morganza Spillway. Saturday's opening of part of the spillway gate structure sent a rush of Mississippi... more »
  • Onlookers Crowd Vicksburg to Look at Rising River

    May 14, 2011 2:28 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Larry and Paulla Dalrymple spent part of their Saturday in Vicksburg with a video camera filming the rising Mississippi River that is expected to crest at 57.5 feet Thursday. The Brandon couple had been at the area a couple of weeks ago and they wanted to... more »
  • LA Readies to Open Spillway, Flood Cajun Country

    May 14, 2011 2:12 PM

    MORGANZA, La. (AP) - Engineers prepared Saturday to slowly open emergency floodgates for the first time in nearly four decades, purposefully inundating farmlands and homes in Louisiana's Cajun country to drain the swelling Mississippi River. Across the countryside, people fled to higher ground, shored up levees that held the last... more »
  • Flooding Mississippi River Threatens Catfish Industry

    May 13, 2011 9:50 AM

    YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) - Catfish farming in Mississippi faces grave danger from flooding. The rising Mississippi River and its swelling tributaries threaten to inundate an economic mainstay that generates $200 million in annual sales. These new woes follow struggles in recent years against competition from Asian imports and high... more »
  • Big Bill if Mississippi River Commerce Snagged

    May 13, 2011 9:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - If the lower portion of the flooding Mississippi River is closed to ships, the U.S. economy could face a bill running into the hundreds of millions of dollars a day. In 2008, a 100-mile stretch of the river was closed for six days after a tugboat... more »
  • Cajun Country Braces for Floodwaters From River

    May 13, 2011 9:35 AM

    BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) - Cajun country residents threatened by Mississippi River flooding were packing their things Friday as they anxiously awaited word on when federal engineers could open a massive spillway that would inundate hundreds of thousands of rural acres and swamp thousands of homes. The Army Corps of... more »
  • In the Delta, a New Flood Brings Back Old Fears

    May 8, 2011 11:45 PM

    GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - As the crest in the Mississippi River rolls toward the heart of the Delta, the great flood of 1927 is on a lot of minds. On April 21 of that year, an engorged Mississippi River broke through a levee a few miles north of Greenville, sending... more »
  • More Evacuations in Memphis as Mississippi Rises

    May 8, 2011 11:41 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) - The swollen Mississippi River has swamped houses in Memphis and threatens to consume many more, but its rise has been slow enough that some people were clinging to their normal lives just a bit longer. That much was clear Sunday from an unexpected smell - barbecue... more »
  • Bonnet Carre Spillway: Watch Streaming Video

    May 8, 2011 8:08 PM

    Click here for a link to a live feed from the Bonnet Carre Spillway, which will be opened Monday morning at 8 a.m., to divert water from the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain.
  • Self-Evacuation Issued in St. Martin Parish

    May 6, 2011 11:14 PM

    The community of Butte La Rose along the Atchafalaya River is one of the areas most at risk for flooding. As of Friday, the St. Martin Sheriff's Office is warning residents they may need to leave soon. St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Deputies went door to door Friday in Butte... more »
  • Rising Big River Poses Threat to La. Oyster Trade

    May 6, 2011 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Just a year after the BP oil spill crippled Louisiana's oyster industry, the fishermen face a new problem. Freshwater is set to be diverted from the mighty Mississippi River into the salty waters where the shellfish grow, potentially killing them. To protect people, homes and businesses... more »
  • Family Mourns Loss of Missing Man

    March 11, 2011 12:13 AM

    The bank of the Vermillion River in Lafayette was the last place the Jackson family expected to find their loved one. 39-year-old Mitch Jackson had gone missing last Friday, his body was discovered Thursday morning around 10:00 a.m. trapped in some branches in the water. How his body ended... more »
  • Father of Missing Man Speaks Out About Search

    December 28, 2010 11:18 PM

    It's been over a week, and still no sign of a missing 22-year-old Georgia man, who apparently fell off the Calumet River bridge in Saint Mary Parish. KATC's Maddie Garrett talked with the man's father, and now he's speaking out about the search for his son. Mike Mills has... more »
  • Man Missing After Fall Off Calumet River Bridge

    December 21, 2010 5:48 PM

    Search and rescue teams are scouring the Calumet River looking for a man who's been missing since Monday night. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office 22-year-old Lewis Mills of Georgia, LA, had fallen into the river just after 11:00 p.m. Monday. "When officers responded, it was learned that he... more »
  • One person trapped in a car wreck in Cecilia

    December 17, 2010 6:21 AM

    Breaking news off the top this morning, St. Martin law officials are on the scene of a car accident in Cecilia. According to reports a vehicle traveled off the road and into a river. It happened in the 1000 block of highway 355. It has been reported that one person... more »
  • Chopping-down the drainage problems

    September 17, 2010 7:57 PM

    They're invading the bayous. "They'll come out at night to feed, to eat," Tony Vidrine says. They reroute the rivers. "They'll flood crops." And- in Louisiana alone, they've caused millions of dollars in damage. "The water can't drain." Vidrine says, "it'll just back up the water." It sounds like a... more »
  • Controller Distracted by Phone Call Was Cause of Midair Collision Over Hudson River Last Year

    September 14, 2010 3:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Errors by an air traffic controller distracted by a personal phone call set the stage for a midair collision last year over the Hudson River between a tour helicopter and a small plane that claimed nine lives, a federal safety panel said Tuesday. While the National Transportation... more »
  • Tug co. in Mississippi River crash pleads guilty

    September 8, 2010 9:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A company whose towboat was involved in a crash with a tanker that caused a major oil spill on the Mississippi River two years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating vessels with unqualified and overworked captains. DRD Towing Co., a company based a few miles upriver... more »
  • Body of a missing man found in Vermilion River

    September 8, 2010 6:23 PM

    Hours after reporting him missing, Deputies discover the body of Breaux Bridge man along the banks of the Vermilion River. Deputies have identified him as 32-year-old Bobby Lindsey. He was found right on the parish line between St. Martin Parish and Lafayette Parish. Deputies in St. Martin were investigating the... more »
  • Rhythms on the River Series 2010

    August 24, 2010 4:12 PM

    Lafayette, LA. The Village of River Ranch will kick off its ninth fall season of the Rhythms on the River concert series on Thursday, September 30th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the River Ranch Town Square. The soul singer, well-loved Carencro native, Marc Broussard, will take the Rhythms... more »
  • DOTD Reminds Motorists Permanent Lane Adjustments to the I-10 Miss. River Bridge

    August 19, 2010 5:21 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reminds motorists that permanent lane adjustments to the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge went into effect on Sunday, August 8, at 8 a.m. The lane adjustments have been implemented as part of the ongoing I-10 Mississippi Bridge signing and striping project, and will... more »
  • False River Drawdown Postponed

    August 16, 2010 8:39 AM

    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 »
  • Bet Ends in Amite River Drowning

    August 13, 2010 7:16 AM

    PORT VINCENT, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say a bricklayer who took a break from his construction job to swim across the Amite River on a bet drowned. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala identified the victim as 30-year-old Jory Golman of Amite, a member of a bricklaying crew working... 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 »
  • 6 Teens Drown in Louisiana River; Hit sudden Drop-off

    August 3, 2010 6:16 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Officials in northwest Louisiana plan to hold a news conference Tuesday to release more details about the deaths of six teenagers who drowned in the Red River after stepping off a ledge from shallow water into a chasm about 20 feet deep. Shreveport Assistant Fire Chief... more »
  • Three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River are now reopen

    July 30, 2010 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reopens three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River, including Lake Borgne (born) in Orleans Parish. Secretary Alan Levine says areas will open a half-hour before sunrise Saturday. He says a specialist with the federal Food and... more »
  • Part of Mississippi River delta Reopens to Recreational Fishing

    July 29, 2010 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham reopens part of the Mississippi River delta in Plaquemines Parish to recreational fishing. He says state waters from the northern shore of Pass a Loutre westward to the western shoreline of Southwest Pass were being opened at 6... more »
  • Teen's Body Recovered From Mississippi River

    July 23, 2010 9:20 AM

    DELTA, La. (AP) - The body of a Tallulah teenager has been sent to the New Orleans Coroner's Office for an autopsy, and officials are still investigating the actual cause of her death. Officials said they recovered the body of 17-year-old Jacqueline Foster shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday. Louisiana Department... more »
  • Car Crash Kills 4 Near Pearl River

    July 9, 2010 1:27 PM

    PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) - State police say four people died when an 18-wheeler crossed the median on Interstate 59 near Pearl River and slammed head-on into a pickup. Troopers say all four occupants of the pickup, which carried a Mississippi license plate, died at the scene. The driver of... more »
  • Two Men Drown in Black River

    July 6, 2010 7:07 AM

    JONESVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say two Catahoula Parish fishermen apparently drowned in the Black River. Concordia Parish Sheriff Randy Maxwell tells The Natchez Democrat that the bodies of bodies of Kevin Posey and Michael Mason were recovered Sunday morning. Maxwell said the two men, both of whom were 46,... more »
  • Discovery of Man's Body Found Floating in Mississippi River

    May 21, 2010 1:37 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a man's body found floating in the Mississippi River. The East Jefferson Levee District contacted the sheriff's office Thursday after the body was found in the river, at River Road and the River Batture in Metairie.... more »
  • Man's Body Found In Mississippi River

    May 21, 2010 9:59 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a man's body found floating in the Mississippi River. The East Jefferson Levee District contacted the sheriff's office Thursday after the body was found in the river, at River Road and the River Batture in Metairie.... more »
  • River Half Foot Below Flood Stage

    May 18, 2010 9:40 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi River is crest at a half foot below flood stage at Vicksburg when it tops out on Thursday. The river was running at 41.8 feet at Vicksburg on Monday. The revised forecast from the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell, La., has the... more »
  • River Diversions To Control Spill

    May 8, 2010 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana and parish officials have opened six gates through Mississippi River levees to send fresh water into wetlands and try to keep out oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill. In addition, authorities are considering whether the Bohemia Spillway... more »
  • Grand Prize Winner of KATC River Ranch Mother's Day Giveaway

    May 7, 2010 12:34 PM

    For the last couple of weeks viewers have been sending KATC stories about the special mothers in their lives. Every one of them is touching and every mother deserves to be honored. KATC's panel of judges sifted through the hundreds of entries and chose a grand prize winner. ... more »
  • Mississippi River Back Open After Collision

    March 30, 2010 3:28 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Coast Guard has reopened a portion of the Mississippi River near St. Joseph, La., after a collision of two towing vessels on Tuesday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers located a sunken barge and at 1 p.m., the Coast Guard... more »
  • Portion of Mississippi River Closed After Accident

    March 30, 2010 1:20 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Coast Guard has a portion of the Mississippi River closed after two towing vessels collided Tuesday near St. Joseph, La. There were no injuries in the collision that occurred about midnight. The Coast Guard says it was notified by... more »
  • Crawfisherman's Body Found In St. Martin Parish

    March 9, 2010 7:05 PM

    The body of a local fisherman was found just before midnight Monday in St. Martin Parish. The body has been identified as 40-year-old Miles Serrette. He left Monday morning, alone, to check his crawfish traps along the Atchafalaya Basin. When he did not come home by late afternoon, his... more »
  • Mogan City Residents Not Worried About High Water

    February 18, 2010 7:03 PM

    Diane Martin lives in the Wilmore Home, the oldest house in Morgan City. She's lived there on and off for 20 years. The house is right around the corner from the Freret St. flood wall. "I really don't pay that much attention to it. It doesn't scare... more »
  • Atchafalaya River Remains At Flood Stage In Morgan City

    January 14, 2010 7:19 PM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - The Atchafalaya River is already above flood stage at Morgan city, raising worries about spring floods. Mike Lowe of the Army Corps of Engineers' New Orleans District says the corps has been in a flood fight since November. He says that's very early. The Atchafalaya... more »
  • Bomb Found In River Ranch

    January 11, 2010 6:40 PM

    HAZMAT officials were called to a scene where state police were investigating an explosive device found on a construction site in River Ranch. Workers in the 100 block of Settlers Trace say the device was found on the construction site near the intersection with River Ranch Blvd. All construction... more »
  • River Ranch Trick-or-Treat Time

    October 31, 2009 2:40 PM

    The Shops at River Ranch will have Trick-or-Treating available from 3-6pm.
  • Local Faces Take Part In Boogie Nights At City Club

    October 23, 2009 11:07 AM

    Boogie Nights will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at City Club in River Ranch. The Lafayette Village People will perform at the event benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Performers include KATC's own Tom Voinche, City-Parish President Joey Durel, Terry Huval of LUS, Marcus Brown, Ben Berthelot, and councilman Keith Patin.
  • Corps puts about $11 M in stimulus money into La

    October 15, 2009 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is spending about $11 million in stimulus money on dikes along the Calcasieu River, navigation floodgates in Lafourche Parish and on the Morganza to the Gulf levee project. The corps says $9.3 million is being spent on repairing foreshore dikes on... more »

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