Updated: 5:07 PM 9/21/2014BATON ROUGE - Fire officials say an 18-wheeler carrying diesel leaked fuel at a Baton Rouge gas station near the corner of Burbank and Bluebonnet Sunday afternoon. Officials say, the truck made a delivery and the trailer flipped after it was unhooked. According to the Department of Environmental Quality,... (More)
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Updated: 6:02 PM 9/21/2014
BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up on I-10 west from an accident earlier Sunday afternoon.
Traffic has been piling up since the accident just after 1:30 p.m. and is now reaching the I-10/I-12 merge.
DOTD says the accident has been cleared and all lanes are open, but the volume of cars is keeping the area congested.
Updated: 5:16 PM 9/21/2014
LOTTIE - State police are investigating a crash that killed a man in Pointe Coupee parish.
Officials say it happened early Sunday morning at the intersection of US hwy 190 and LA hwy 81.
Police say Michael Jarreau, 43, ran a stop sign at that intersection and t-boned a tractor-trailer. Jarreau was killed and the other driver was uninjured.
Officials say Jarreau wasn't wearing his seat belt and it is unknown if he was impaired.
Updated: 3:17 PM 9/21/2014DENVER - Organizers say hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway this weekend. Members of Operation Grow4Vets says the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400... (More)
Updated: 3:15 PM 9/21/2014NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 20-9 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. For the Vikings, the loss capped a week of distractions as the club first announced that star running back... (More)
Updated: 3:13 PM 9/21/2014BATON ROUGE - LSU tumbled 10 spots in the coaches poll and 9 in the AP poll after their 34-29 loss to Mississippi State Saturday night. Mississippi State, previously unranked in both polls, jumped to No. 14 and No. 16 in the AP poll and coaches poll respectively. ... (More)
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Updated: 1:43 PM 9/21/2014
JACKSON - Department of Health and Hospital officials say the mental hospital patient that escpaed has been caught.
Officials say Kent Douglas got out of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Hospital in Jackson La. and that he is a non-violent offender.
Douglas was caught Sunday and is in state custody.
DHH says a Douglas escaped from a mental health institution in East Feliciana on Friday afternoon.
Updated: 10:52 AM 9/21/2014DENHAM SPRINGS - State police say a man was killed and two others were injured in a head on crash Saturday afternoon. Officials say Luke Matthews III, 21, was heading north on LA hwy 16 near LA hwy 63 in a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. Matthews crossed the centerline and... (More)
Updated: 10:35 AM 9/21/2014
FRENCH SETTLEMENT - French Settlement Water Co. Says there is a boil advisory for people living in French Settlement for at least two days.
The water company will test the water Monday in hopes of lifting the advisory by noon Tuesday.
Officials say it is due a main water line break on Hwy 16 that has since been fixed.
Updated: 10:23 AM 9/21/2014BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - There's been only one prosecution of a civil rights killing since the Emmett Till Act became law nearly six years ago, and supporters want to strengthen the law. The NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference are working to expand and extend the measure. The law helps... (More)
Updated: 10:20 AM 9/21/2014BATON ROUGE, La. - A new federal report says 144 people died in work-related accidents in Louisiana in 2013. The data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows the total was down two deaths from 2012. Industries reporting the most fatalities in... (More)
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Updated: 4:00 AM 9/21/2014Grapes have advanced to one of the "top crops" for Louisiana. They were also a staple for us in our younger years in Pennsylvania. As noted in a previous column, residents would sink posts, connect bailing wire and plant the young vines in late February or early March. Our vines... (More)
Updated: 8:16 PM 9/20/2014PRAIRIE VIEW, TX - The Southern Jaguars built a 24-10 lead over Prairie View A&M in their SWAC opener and held on to get a 34-24 win in Texas on Saturday night. The Jaguars struck first as Lenard Tillery scored on a 21 yard touchdown run to give the... (More)
Updated: 8:04 PM 9/20/2014BATON ROUGE - Brandon Harris threw two late touchdown passes to Malachi Dupre but a Hail Mary on the final play fell short, and Mississippi State upset #8 LSU at home 34-29. Dak Prescott found ways to create, and capitalize, on scoring opportunities as Mississippi State built a 34-16... (More)
Updated: 6:30 PM 9/20/2014BATON ROUGE - Inventors and compaines got their first chance to show off their products at the Mini Makers Faire at the Library at Goodwood Satuday. Everything from 3-D printing to fashion to ice cream making bicycles were on display. Robb Perkins with Acadian Robotics, a company that... (More)
Updated: 1:14 PM 9/20/2014PORT ALLEN - State police say two people were killed after rear ending another vehicle in an early morning crash in Port Allen. It happened on US Hwy 190 west of Bueche Road in Port Allen. Police say the crash closed 190 for about 3 hours Saturday morning. ... (More)
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