Rare birds: Brown boobies right at home beneath Causeway

Birds are familiar and welcomed sights along the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Brown pelicans set their large wings and glide amazingly close to motorists on the bridge. And large, frenzied swarms of purple martins appear at each end of the bridge at sundown during certain times of the year.

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Tommy: Did you see the fireballs in the sky this morning?

We got a TON of calls Wednesday morning over some mysterious flashes in the sky.  People reported seeing bluish-green fireballs around 6:45am this morning.  The audience weighed in with their thoughts on what it might be, and many shared their previous sightings of unidentified objects in the sky.

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Lonely dog found wandering Causeway bridge; who’s the owner?

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway officials are trying to identify the owner of a small dog that was found wandering alone on the 24-mile bridge. The black, white and tan dog, which might be part terrier, had a few bruises but was otherwise in good shape when picked up about eight miles from the Metairie shoreline, General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said Monday (Oct. 10).

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St. Tammany Council votes ‘yes’ to increase Causeway toll

We’re a step closer to seeing toll increases on the Causeway, after a 9-4 vote by the St. Tammany Parish Council in favor of supporting the issuance of toll revenue bonds needed to make the Causeway Commission’s safety enhancement plan a reality.

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St. Tammany Council approves $133M bond issue for Causeway

Despite impassioned objections from citizens, the St. Tammany Parish Council gave its blessing Thursday (Oct. 6) to a Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bond issue that would pay for $103 million in safety improvements and require a toll increase to pay off the debt. The financing plan — which would allow the Causeway to beef-up railings on the southbound span and add sections of shoulder on both bridges — still needs the approval of the Jefferson Parish Council.

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