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Don Ames
June 15, 2019 - 2:32 pm
More than 260 dolphins have been found stranded along the northern Gulf of Mexico since February 1st. According to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that's three times the usual amount. The increase has prompted NOAA Fisheries to declare an Unusual Mortality Event This...
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Don Ames
June 11, 2019 - 3:27 pm
Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say a large alligator has taken a bite out of one of their patrol cars. The deputies were called Monday to a location on Louisiana Highway 1 when a gator was spotted there, in the middle of the road. According to the sheriff's office, the deputies were waiting for...
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Don Ames
June 01, 2019 - 10:16 am
St. Tammany Parish officials say they have found the first instance of the West Nile virus in Louisiana this year. Mosquitoes collected from traps in the Tammany Hills neighborhood of Covington over the last two weeks have tested positive for the infection Officials with the St. Tammany Parish...
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Don Ames
May 25, 2019 - 1:23 pm
A juvenile bald eagle found soaked and stumping along a street in Metairie where it hatched will be released Tuesday in the same area. The bird's parents have nested for a couple of years in a tall live oak in the back yard of a Metairie home. A neighborhood resident brought the mottled brown...
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Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 3:06 pm
Once again, Kenyan runners swept the Crescent City Classic Saturday, claiming the top spots in the 41st annual men's and women's open races. Related: Photo Gallery Jairus Birech held the best time at 27:52, a 4:29/mile pace. Celliphine Chespol was the fastest woman with a 31:40 finishing time, a 5:...
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Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 2:17 pm
The Coast Guard rescued three people from a disabled boat south of Hopedale, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:15 p.m. on Friday of a disabled 18-foot recreational boat with three people aboard in Seven Dollar Bay. Sector watchstanders...
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Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 8:29 am
A massive 1,600 pound female great white shark has been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico. Shark trackers are closely monitoring the shark, named Miss Costa, off the coast of the Florida Panhandle south of Panama City. According to OCEREACH, the shark was last spotted in the Gulf in mid-March and has...
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Don Ames
April 13, 2019 - 9:13 am
Several dead dolphins have been seen recently around Bayou La Loutre in the Hopedale area of St. Bernard Parish Captain George Ricks says he's been fishing in the area all his life. "I've never seen these many dolphins dead," Ricks told WWL-TV. Ricks said that about three miles out along a...
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April 07, 2019 - 1:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's recreational red snapper season will begin May 24. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says the season will run on weekends only, and will last until the total catch approaches or reaches the state's allotment of more than 816,000 pounds for private...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The group that manages Gulf of Mexico fishing in federal waters says states can keep managing anglers' catch of red snapper after this year. The popular sport and table fish is still recovering from nearly disastrous overfishing. The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council...
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