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  • 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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