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One church prepares for same sex marriages

One church prepares for same sex marriages

Posted 9:45 PM 7/5/2015 by Ambria Washington

BATON ROUGE - One local church called it blessing in the eyes of church but now they're calling it a marriage in the eyes of the state after the supreme court ruled same sex marriage is legal.

Reverend Sharon Alexander brings a unique perspective to this heated issue. Alexander is a priest (More)

7/3/2015

Anglers reel in a pass; old licenses accepted this weekend

Anglers reel in a pass; old licenses accepted this weekend

Posted 10:06 AM 7/5/2015 by Trey Schmaltz

KILLIAN - Expired fishing licenses will be honored this weekend after a licensing malfunction, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Friday.

Since the system was down for an extended period of time Thursday, anglers were not able to get a 2015-2016 license. The (More)

7/4/2015

19-year-old dies from injuries in crash

19-year-old dies from injuries in crash

Posted 11:19 AM 7/4/2015 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old died from injuries sustained in a crash earlier this week, the Louisiana State Police said Saturday.

Lolene Collyer of Denham Springs died Friday night. Collyer died at a hospital in Baton Rouge a day after the crash in Watson.

Thursday, Collyer turned (More)

7/3/2015

Car controversy on display in Watson

Car controversy on display in Watson

Posted 11:37 AM 7/4/2015 by Kristen Althouse

WATSON - What has become a Livingston Parish Independence Day tradition has a flare of controversy this year.

As each of the following years, memorabilia from the 1980's show "The Dukes of Hazzard" will be on display, including replicas of cars from the show. And it is the cars that are (More)

7/2/2015

Two vessel collision causes barges to break loose, bridge closure

Two vessel collision causes barges to break loose, bridge closure

Posted 4:52 PM 7/3/2015 by WBRZ Staff

GRAMERCY - The Coast Guard said late Thursday, a collision between river towing vessels was responsible for some barges breaking loose and forcing a short closure of the Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Louisiana State Police said the U. S. Coast Guard closed the bridge on LA 3213 after 3 p.m. (More)...

7/3/2015

Festivities officially begin as Essence purposely parties

Festivities officially begin as Essence purposely parties

Posted 4:33 PM 7/3/2015 by APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - The 21st annual Essence Festival started Thursday, but organizers and city leaders officially welcomed attendees with a Friday press conference at the Morial Convention Center. Essence Communications Inc. President Michelle Ebanks says the festival has always been (More)

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