From the Associated Press of Baton Rouge, LA:
Louisiana is getting ready to begin a new series of tag-and-release saltwater fishing tournaments.
It's for two-person teams in boats that are at least 15 feet long and have live wells; redfish and other species caught will be tagged by people from the Aquarium of the Americas.
Five tournaments between March 6 and Sept. 11 - at Lafitte, Dularge, Delacroix (DEL-uh-crow), Empire (ahm-PEER) and Slidell - will have $200 entry fees.
Teams that participate or pay entry fees for at least three of those events will qualify for the championship, which has a money prize - a percentage of all earlier entry fees.
Randy Pausina, assistant secretary of Wildlife and Fisheries, says it will help collect critical data for state and university biologists.
This is the first time the group has rehearsed all together. This weekend being the only real preparation. For music director Bob Marcantel, he's only a little stressed out. “My choir members came up to me after the first rehearsal and they said this music's hard, and I said, 'Would you expect anything less?' ” said Marcantel.More >>
The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
Periods of off and on rain with some thunderstorms will continue through Tuesday as more upper level disturbances cross our area. It is important to note that it will not rain all day, and there may be long periods with no rain at all. The next upper level disturbance is expected to cross over our area late Sunday into Monday and that means more rain and possibly some thunderstorms too. It is expected to be warm with lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s.More >>
One local fraternity made sure some families in Southwest Louisiana had a fully cooked meal to enjoy for Christmas. "We have turkeys and hams, but it's enough food in the box to feed a family of eight," said Mark Gallashaw, president of Kappa Alpha Psi's Lake Charles Alumni Chapter. Thirty-five boxes of cooked meals are getting ready to be delivered to families across Southwest Louisiana.More >>
Saturday was a nostalgic moment for many at Washington-Marion High School. The event, 100 for 100, pairs 100 community leaders with 100 student scholars at Washington-Marion, all part of an effort to bring awareness to academic progression in the school's learning environment.More >>