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  • Police capture alligator in truck stop parking lot; Second gator escapes into waterway

    June 7, 2014 2:52 AM

    PEARL, Miss. - An alligator was captured by police last week after being found in a truck stop parking lot. "The officers didn't have time to wait for somebody to get there because, like we said before, there were people around, and they were in danger," Pearl Police Department... more »
  • Truck stop tiger hearings Thursday, Monday

    May 3, 2012 6:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An animal rights group says a state district judge has scheduled a hearing Thursday on its lawsuit demanding that he order the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to remove an 11-year-old tiger from a truck stop in Grosse Tete. The Animal Legal Defense Fund... more »
  • Another suit filed in truck stop tiger case

    January 4, 2012 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The owner of a Grosse Tete truck stop has filed suit against the state of Louisiana and Iberville Parish in a last-ditch effort to keep a 550-pound tiger on display at the facility. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, comes two months after a Baton Rouge judge... more »
  • Storm Damage in Port Barre

    April 4, 2011 11:43 PM

    Reports of a possible tornado and storm damage in Port Barre on Monday at King's Truck Stop on Highway 190. Employees at the truck stop said a gazebo that had been there for five years and made it through two hurricanes was completely destroyed by Monday's storm. A fence... more »
  • State: Truck stop can continue live tiger exhibit

    December 17, 2010 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Despite a strong push from animal-rights activists, the state has granted a truck stop owner a permit allowing him to continue exhibiting a live tiger as a roadside attraction at his Grosse Tete business. The permit issued by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries... more »
  • Louisiana panel declines action in truck stop tiger case

    December 3, 2010 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An animal-rights activist made an impassioned plea to Louisiana wildlife commissioners Thursday, calling on them to withhold renewal of a permit allowing an Interstate 10 truck stop to keep a live tiger on display as a roadside attraction. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission members, however,... more »
  • It's always gumbo weather for Rita Fontenot

    November 24, 2009 3:09 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - They say truckers know where the really good food is. And at least one truckstop gumbo is a definite winner. The chicken and sausage gumbo that Rita Fontenot simmers at King's Truck Stop in Port Barre was named tops in its category at the Soiree Royale... more »

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