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Meeting with engineer first step of considering new river bridge

Meeting with engineer first step of considering new river bridge

Posted 6:45 AM 8/21/2014 by Trey Schmaltz

PLAQUEMINE- Parish leaders met with an engineer to discuss a study that would investigate the feasibility of a new bridge across the Mississippi River Wednesday.

The bridge would connect Iberville and Ascension parishes and help ease traffic congestion on the I-10 bridge in Baton (More)


Interim chief fired, town shutters police force

Posted 6:16 AM 8/20/2014 by Ryan Naquin

SORRENTO - After supporting a measure to fire the interim police chief, the mayor of this small town is asking residents to disband the department.

"I think we are better served by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's office. We cannot provide the services that they can provide," mayor Mike (More)


Dept. of Education website back online

Posted 5:59 AM 8/19/2014 by Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Education's website is back online after a bill payment issue caused it to temporarily go down Monday.

The LouisianaBelieves.com website was replaced by a "domain for sale" placeholder after the bill payment didn't process, according to the (More)


2nd shooting in Port Allen

2nd shooting in Port Allen

Posted 9:44 AM 8/18/2014 by Jessica LeBlanc

PORT ALLEN - Residents who stay in Port Allen are dealing with more and more violence.

Saturday afternoon marked the second shooting, for the city, within three days.

Witnesses told News Two that Saturday afternoon, multiple gun shots went off near Franklin street and one person was (More)


Anti-Common Core hearing today

Posted 9:01 AM 8/15/2014 by Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - The court battle over the future of Louisiana's education continues today.

Later today, state District Judge Tim Kelley will hold a hearing for an anti-Common Core challenge filed by 17 state lawmakers. They claim the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) broke a (More)


Port Allen adopts new rules for police hires

Posted 6:49 AM 8/14/2014 by Hunter Robinson

PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen City Council has unanimously adopted an ordinance that will force recently hired police officers to reimburse the city for the money spent to train and outfit them if they leave the city's Police Department within two years. The new measure, approved (More)

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