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Amos Morale III
August 19, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Theophile Bourgeois was a frequent guest on Louisiana Great Outdoors with Don Dubuc and with good reason. Bourgeois was a true Louisiana sportsman. “We nicknamed him the ‘Louisiana Man’ and that song was his theme song when we introduced him every Saturday morning,” Dubuc said. Dubuc and Bourgeois...
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Don Ames
July 21, 2019 - 10:22 am
Officials in Louisiana are warning residents and visitors that feeding alligators is a dangerous practice. Recent high water levels in the state means people are seeing more of the animals than usual. State wildlife officials have issued a news release about the subject, and Gov. John Bel Edwards...
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July 07, 2019 - 2:30 pm
COVINGTON, La. (AP) _ A dispute is developing in Louisiana over whether a hotel and conference center should be developed at a state park. A study paid for by the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission says the project should be built at Fontainebleau State Park near Mandeville. The...
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July 06, 2019 - 1:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Louisiana has modified its ban on urine-scented lures used to attract deer, legalizing those certified free of the malformed protein that causes chronic wasting disease and meet a second standard. A statement said producers now can test for the fatal disease in urine-based deer...
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Don Ames
July 06, 2019 - 11:44 am
According to Irish Channel residents, coyotes living around Washington Avenue have attacked area dogs and cats. People who live in the area say they started seeing multiple coyotes roaming the streets about a month ago. Last week, one woman said she ran inside her home before a coyote attacked a...
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Don Ames
July 04, 2019 - 9:51 pm
Alligator sightings near the Bonnabel Boat Launch in Metairie recently have a group of men calling themselves the Bonnabel Social Club on the watch. According to the group, alligator spottings around the area aren't anything new but are becoming much more frequent. They say a 3-and-a-half footer, a...
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Don Ames
June 29, 2019 - 10:40 am
An invasive species of swamp eel has been found in New Orleans. The eels has been found in a few locations in Bayou St. John, which runs through Mid-City, Gentilly and Lakeview. The invadors dig burrows in the banks of bodies of water to hide out until dark, when they come out. A state biologist...
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Chris Miller
June 25, 2019 - 10:20 pm
The search for a boater is over after a body fitting the description was recovered today from Lake Salvador. The U.S. Coast Guard says the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office notified them it found the body around 10:20 this morning. The 22-year-old man was reported overboard without a lifejacket...
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Jim Hanzo
June 25, 2019 - 1:09 pm
St. Tammany Parish Officials have closed the St. Tammany Fishing Pier, near Slidell as well as Northshore Beach, located off Carr Drive, in the Slidell area because of the Louisiana Department of Health's algae bloom warning in Lake Pontchartrain. “The LDH is urging people to avoid contact with the...
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Don Ames
June 23, 2019 - 9:23 am
The first days of summer have already been bringing triple digit heat indexes to much of Louisiana. Those temps are not just brutal on humans, but on the four-legged family members as well. Louisiana Humane Society Director Jeff Dorson says, when the mercury rises, so do the phone calls about pets...
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