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After swamping Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast, the remnants of Hurricane Harvey have moved northeast to dump water onto the Toledo Bend region. That has pushed the lake levels up and forced officials to drastically increase the flow through the dam.

Gates opened to relieve pressure on Toledo Bend dam

Tropical Storm Harvey rainfall forces authorities to dump water from massive lake
August 30, 2017 at 3:57pm
Louisiana's 2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday is set for this weekend, Sept. 1-3. All eligible purchases will be subject to 3 percent state tax, but local sales taxes are exempt.<br />

2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday set for this weekend, Sept. 1-3

State's budget crunch means eligible purchases subject to 3 percent tax
August 30, 2017 at 9:00am
Johnny’s Crawfish and Crabmeat a la Johnny is equally good topped over fried fish or served with pasta. Both are pictured here.

Papa bear’s turn to cook

August 29, 2017 at 9:00am

LDWF: Rescue volunteers headed to Houston should contact HPD

40 LDWF agents, boats sent to assist search and rescue efforts
August 28, 2017 at 5:16pm
A dead sperm whale washed ashore at Grand Isle Aug. 26, and onlookers took photos of the animal as officials determined what to do.

Video shows sperm whale washing ashore on Grand Isle

20- to 30-foot whale to be buried after tissue samples collected, newspaper reports
August 26, 2017 at 5:14pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is closing Elmer's Island on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 12 noon until further notice due to Hurricane Harvey.

Elmer’s Island to close Sunday at 12 noon due to Hurricane Harvey

Precautionary closure due to potential storm-related issues
August 25, 2017 at 2:08pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron and Vermilion Parishes due to mandatory evacuations in low-lying areas in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey.

Rockefeller Refuge closed due to Hurricane Harvey

Cameron Parish orders mandatory evacuation south of the Intracoastal Waterway
August 25, 2017 at 10:25am

Texas man arrested after fatal tubing accident in Calcasieu Parish

Driver tested over the legal limit for alcohol, LDWF says
August 21, 2017 at 3:13pm
For the first time in 12 years, the Louisiana Sportsman Show returned to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this weekend and drew big crowds Friday through Sunday.

Sportsman Show fills the ‘Dome

Big crowds find big savings on hunting, fishing equipment and more
July 24, 2017 at 4:00pm

Louisiana Sportsman Show opens in Superdome today

Get unbelievable prices all weekend long on deer and duck hunting supplies, ATVs, fishing equipment and more
July 21, 2017 at 12:07am

2017 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest hits the Dome this weekend

Seven $500 Cabela’s gift certificates and more up for grabs in contest hosted by QDMA
July 19, 2017 at 3:05pm

ATVs abound at Sportsman Show in New Orleans

All major manufacturers on site with special early-season offers
July 18, 2017 at 11:08am

Fetch-n-Fish Tub featured at 2017 Louisiana Sportsman Show in New Orleans

High-flying dogs, fishing demonstrations always fan favorites
July 17, 2017 at 2:20pm