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Traffic nightmare eases, will return Sunday

Traffic nightmare eases, will return Sunday

Posted 6:20 AM 11/27/2014 by Russell Jones, Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - It's the early Christmas present no one wanted: holiday traffic slowed to a crawl like a family after the big Thanksgiving meal Friday. 

Traffic jams lingered on busy surface streets like Perkins and the interstate systems well past rush hour.  The issues started (More)


Accused fountain thief busted

Accused fountain thief busted

Posted 5:01 AM 11/26/2014 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a man they believe is responsible for a series of bizarre thefts that have targeted homes and lawn and garden stores.

Christopher Fatheree, 28, was arrested on a list of charges related to burglaries last week. His alleged crime spree has him in jail on a (More)


Council discusses pay raise, parish president's absence

Posted 5:28 AM 11/25/2014 by Brittany Weiss

LIVINGSTON - Members of the Livingston Parish Council are upset they aren't moving forward in the direction they would like.

The council is concerned about the Master Plan and proposed changes to the Home Rule Charter that are up to voters on Dec. 6.

Councilman Ricky Goff chastised (More)


Where does your holiday meal come from?

Posted 5:49 AM 11/24/2014 by Hunter Robinson & Rebecca Buchanan

BATON ROUGE - Everyone is getting prepared to serve Thanksgiving dinner, but not everyone knows where their food came from. In Louisiana, a lot of it comes from our own backyard.

This time of year, a lot of attention is given to the human treatment of animals. Kleinpeter Farms has received (More)


Job cuts, fund sweep used to close budget gap

Posted 8:35 PM 11/21/2014 by Russell Jones, Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration plans to use a combination of hiring freezes, open position cuts and extra funds such as TOPS money to fill a $180 million gap in the state's budget.

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said the plan reduces costs across state (More)

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