Lafitte Fire Department doubles as the Easter Bunny
Well over 300 children and their parents crowded the field behind St. Anthony's Catholic Church in anticipation of the Lafitte Barataria Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department's annual Easter egg hunt.
Sarasota expert helping with dolphin study following BP oil disaster
A local researcher is helping to determine whether the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster has damaged the health of dolphins off the Louisiana coast, near where the massive spill originated.
BP Oil spill four years later: Return to Barataria Bay and Cat Island
Four years ago, footage of oiled brown pelicans and the thousands of shorebirds nesting on Cat Island and the Barataria Bay went around the world in the aftermath of the 200 million gallons of thick crude that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.Today there are no pelicans, no mangroves, and worse, much of Cat Island itself is washing away.
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Ranger Earl Higgins points out an alligator as hikers look over the beauties along the Coquille Trail in the Barataria Preserve, one of the six sites of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Louisiana House committee approves $725 million budget for 2015 coastal plan, over protests from St. Bernard, Plaquemines
The proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion would receive $40.4 million for engineering and design work under the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's proposed fiscal year 2015 annual plan.
Lafitte Fire Department hosting egg hunt
The Easter Bunny won't be hopping down the bunny trail to get to Lafitte, he'll be riding in style on the fire truck straight to the annual Easter egg hunt to be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
New Yorker magazine discovers nutria dog treats in Baton Rouge
Freelance writer Mary Ann Sternberg writes in The New Yorker about the latest effort to market the meat from nutria that are being killed in south Louisiana in an attempt to kill the wetland-chomping invasive species.
Jean Lafitte Fire Department enjoying that new truck smell
The new truck has several new features that save space and time, which is invaluable in an emergency where every second counts.
Homemade ice cream sweetens math and science night at Marrero Academy
Elijah Entrekin shares ice cream he made with his mother Rebekah Entrekin at Math and Science Night, held at Marrero Academy of the Arts Elementary School.