Department of Wildlife & Fisheries promoting boater safety

Good Afternoon,

Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on today.

In the wake of two deadly boating accidents, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries held a boater safety course. We'll tell you whose required to take the course and when how you can sign up to become boater certified.

Plus, Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates still have control of the lake. KPLC's Erica Bivens has a wrap of this weekend's events.

Also, even though it happened 150 years ago – it looked and sounded like the real thing. KPLC's Monica Grimaldo takes you the to re-enactment of the Battle For Calcasieu Pass.

And not a bad day for all these events – but what does Mother's Day hold? We'll get the very latest from Meteorologist Zack Fradella.

We'll see you tonight at Six for these stories and more. Until then, we're always on at kplctv.com.