St. Mary Parish Under Advisory of Black Bears

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is again advising St. Mary Parish residents to take precautions to minimize encounters with black bears. Today’s advisory follows the recent injury of a dog that chased a bear in a Patterson neighborhood. Bears are seeking food sources in and around neighborhoods throughout the

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Christmas Season Activities At a Glance

Kemper Williams Park Christmas lighting runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 30, weather permitting. Cost is $2 per car or $10 per bus. Bernice Street, 24th annual Christmas by Candlelight, is from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday. The public is invited for lights, entertainment, refreshments and Santa. Canned goods and donations collected

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