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Some say 2022 alligator season in Louisiana is gonna be good

Sep. 17, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Alligator season is underway in Louisiana, and with meat prices high, people within the industry expect a good year. Alligators bring in an estimated $250 million to the state annually, according to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department. ...

First phase of wetlands center may be ready by Rougarou Fest

Sep. 10, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The first phase of Houma’s South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center is close to being complete. The center, on 2.4 acres near the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, broke ground in January 2021. At the time, officials had hoped to finish the first phase by the end...

Louisiana inmates donate money for school supplies

Sep. 03, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Fourteen Terrebonne Parish jail inmates donated their own money to buy school supplies for four elementary schools. Amounts ranged from $20 to $500. Unprompted, the inmates donated nearly $1,200 combined, Sheriff Tim Soignet said. “I am extremely...

Girl’s 45-yard kick earns place on La school's football team

Aug. 27, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

RACELAND, La. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl made the Raceland Middle School football team after wowing the coach with a 45-yard kick. Harmony Shae Fitch, 13, made an impression during a practice for a powderpuff football game in which boys were to perform as cheerleaders and girls as...

Louisiana natives serve true Cajun cuisine at Alabama biz

Aug. 20, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Two Terrebonne Parish natives are serving real Cajun cuisine to hungry Alabama diners. Aaron Coombs and Kendrick Boudreaux work their culinary magic at Hank’s Sports Bar and Rumors Deli in Cullman, Alabama, a “cheese wedge” shaped building as Coombs...

Galliano native makes art into a career

Aug. 14, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Dirk Guidry left his native Galliano in 2005 to pursue an art degree at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and has since made a career out of his passion for painting. “It’s good, especially since I’m only 35, so I would have never imagined sustaining...

Public health notice after oil spill in a Louisiana bay

Aug. 10, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — People should stay away from an oil spill in the Terrebonne Bay and Lake Pelto area, the Louisiana Department of Health said Wednesday. Its advisory also warned against fishing in, entering or driving vessels through areas with visible slicks or sheens. ...

Cleanup underway of oil spill in a Louisiana bay

Aug. 09, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — An oil spill cleanup is underway at a site where an oil tank platform collapsed in a Louisiana bay, the Coast Guard said. The spill of crude oil occurred at Hilcorp’s Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana, according to a news release emailed late...

Vandals hit Louisiana sculpture garden by self-taught artist

Jul. 27, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

CHAUVIN, La. (AP) — Authorities in south-central Louisiana are looking for those responsible for vandalizing the Chauvin Sculpture Garden, a local landmark created by a self-taught artist. Three concrete sculptures were broken, and one is missing, said Gary LaFleur, head of the...