HOUMA, La. (AP) - Eight wetland restoration projects are in the running for federal money this year.
The projects include work in both Lafourche and Terrebonne parish and are among 18 others statewide vying for money set aside by the federal Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act.
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy arrested last week could face additional discipline. Authorities say Maj. Ronald Graham shoved an Addis police officer and threatened another officer who pulled over a car in which the deputy's wife, daughter and her boyfriend were riding.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident.
A spokesman says the accident happened last night on the eastbound Interstate 10/College Dr. Exit ramp. Forty-five-year-old Troy Jacobson was killed.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters flying over two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana. A Spokesman says he's been told one helicopter squad can kill as many as 300 hogs in a day. Officials estimate there are more than half a million feral hogs lose in Louisiana.
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