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  • Comite River Diversion Canal not making much progress due to lack of funding Play Video

    November 6, 2017 8:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A task force meeting was held Monday to discuss funding for the slow-moving Comite River Diversion Canal project of nearly 25 years. Rep. Valerie Hodges questioned the priority of the project, and recalled the 2016 flood. "This is a priority that saves lives," Hodges said. ... more »
  • Man finds family memories buried in flood debris, seeks out owners Play Video

    November 6, 2017 5:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The holiday spirit is already making its way into a community that's still recovering from last year's record flood. Landon Richard found three handmade Christmas ornaments, with children's hand prints and names, in a debris pile on the banks of his backyard pond. "Something... more »
  • Storm damage closes multiple bridges in West Feliciana Parish Play Video

    October 23, 2017 1:59 PM

    WEST FELICIANA PARISH - At least two bridges have been shut down indefinitely in West Feliciana Parish after heavy rainfall caused flooding in the area over the weekend. According to the West Feliciana Parish Emergency Operations Center, the Tanner Creek Bridge on Como Road and the Polly Creek Bridge... more »
  • Buyer beware of flood-damaged vehicles Play Video

    September 6, 2017 7:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The used car market can be tough to navigate. Hank Keith says he had no idea what he was getting into after he bought his 2004 Dodge Ram. Keith tells 2 On Your Side he doesn't remember signing anything that said he was buying a flood-damaged... more »
  • Fields, roads flooding in southwest Louisiana Play Video

    August 30, 2017 11:53 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Heavy rains around the border of Louisiana and Texas are causing some flooding in western Calcasieu Parish. Fields and roads have flooded around the town of Vinton, Louisiana. However, few homes appear to be flooded. The Louisiana State Police has closed Interstate... more »
  • Florida man wrecks liquor store, blames it on caterpillar

    August 14, 2017 1:56 PM

    CRESTVIEW, Fla. - A Florida man arrested for destroying a liquor store under construction told police he was Alice in Wonderland and that a "hookah-smoking caterpillar" ordered him to attack the site. Crestview police said in a post on Facebook that Matthew Horace Jones is accused of breaking... more »
  • Officials: New Orleans disaster aid not likely

    August 7, 2017 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans City Council members say damage from weekend flooding probably won't qualify as a federal or state disaster. Council President Jason Williams and Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell spoke separately with The Associated Press after visiting flooded areas Monday. Both say they don't have... more »
  • Outreach events planned for flood victims in Baton Rouge area

    June 25, 2017 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A series of outreach events has been planned for the Baton Rouge area in order to help flood victims get the assistance they need. Three outreach events have been scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday due to the high volume of flood-impacted homeowners visiting the Baton... more »
  • Abandoned bridge collapses into tropical storm-driven flood

    June 24, 2017 3:59 PM

    STATE LINE, Miss. - The remains of a historic bridge over a southeast Mississippi river have collapsed because of flooding caused by the former Tropical Storm Cindy. WDAM-TV reports the former Mississippi 42 bridge fell into the Chickasawhay River on Thursday. The abandoned bridge was on... more »
  • Flood surcharge on June water bills explained Play Video

    June 12, 2017 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston Parish residents open their water bills this month, some may notice an "August 2016 Flood Recovery Surcharge" added to their bill. It's not much - just a few cents - but it's enough for a few WBRZ viewers to question... more »
  • BRPD, other organizations help flood victims relax for a day Play Video

    June 11, 2017 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The joining of forces between Young Leaders Academy, Trinity Episcopal, St. Likes Episcopal Church, and the Baton Rouge Police Department has yielded “Men and Dads Unplugged”, a community outreach program developed to let those affected by the August 2016 flood get a day of relaxation. "Today... more »
  • I-10 closure in Ascension over but ramp repair not complete Play Video

    June 9, 2017 11:37 AM

    SORRENTO - A total closure of I-10 eastbound ended earlier than expected - around 7 o'clock Sunday morning. A stretch of I-10 going toward New Orleans had been closed since Friday night, the second time this year, so crews could replace an overpass that's been out of use since... more »
  • Sheriff's office warns of raised water levels in St. Mary Parish

    June 7, 2017 3:06 PM

    ST. MARY PARISH - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office says a handful of homes in the area taking on water Wednesday afternoon. According to the sheriff's office, some homes are in danger of taking on water or receiving flood damage from the wakes of passing boats. The... more »
  • Vice President Pence pays surprise visit to Denham Springs couple Play Video

    May 24, 2017 9:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A couple in Livingston Parish received a surprise visit from a very special guest Wednesday. Jimmy and Olive Morgan were shocked to find out that Vice President Mike Pence made an unexpected detour to visit them at their Denham Springs home. Pence was in town to... more »
  • Trump approves disaster aid to Mississippi governments

    May 22, 2017 9:23 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - President Donald Trump has approved disaster assistance to governments and certain nonprofits in nine Mississippi counties following April 30's tornado and weather damage. Counties approved are Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Holmes, Jefferson, Montgomery, Webster and Yazoo. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will help governments pay for debris... more »
  • Flood-damaged school burglarized Play Video

    May 18, 2017 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for thieves who stole from a school recovering from the August flood. Glen Oaks Park Elementary students have been attending the old Banks School since the flood. Last week, someone broke into the school and stole dozens of tablets and laptops. "Whoever's... more »
  • Outreach events help victims finish flood damage survey Play Video

    May 14, 2017 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is holding outreach sessions to help homeowners with damage from last year's floods to fill out a survey that is the initial step to requesting aid from the state. Six events have been scheduled across Louisiana to offer personalized assistance with the survey: May 16 in... more »
  • State flood assistance survey now open Play Video

    April 9, 2017 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program survey opened to all homeowners affected by the March and August 2016 floods Monday. This homeowner assistance program will help flooded homeowners with rebuilding assistance and some reimbursement. The initial survey was made available for all flood-impacted homeowners on... more »
  • Homeowners with flood damage asked to take survey

    April 8, 2017 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana homeowners with damage from last year's devastating floods are being asked to take a survey, the first step in applying for disaster recovery aid. The survey will be posted online Monday at restore.la.gov . Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration will use survey responses to help determine... more »
  • Historic cemetery in need of help Play Video

    April 4, 2017 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Every few months, volunteers donning gardening gloves meet at Lutheran Cemetery to help pull weeds, bring branches to the curb and do what they can to help spruce up the area. Following the most recent volunteer effort last weekend, volunteers found a growing problem that needs... more »
  • Home and remodeling show helps flood victims get back on their feet Play Video

    March 26, 2017 10:00 PM

    GONZALES - Vic Sauniers and his wife lost their Gonzales home in the flood and are currently living in a FEMA trailer. They say their new home will be elevated, built on top of a mound of dirt. "We want to be prepared so when the next flood... more »
  • Appeal filed in flood board's suit against oil companies

    March 17, 2017 3:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for a south Louisiana flood board aren't giving up on their attempt to make scores of oil and gas companies pay for damage to the state's coastline. A federal judge dismissed their lawsuit in 2015 and a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of... more »
  • Weather service: Oak Grove, Missouri, tornado an EF3

    March 7, 2017 8:15 AM

    KANSAS CITY - The National Weather Service says a tornado that hit Oak Grove, Missouri, was an EF3 with an estimated peak wind of 152 mph. The tornado damaged 483 homes and 10 to 12 commercial buildings, making Oak Grove the hardest-hit of several communities in Missouri raked by storms... more »
  • FEMA denies aid to multiple parishes following February tornadoes

    March 1, 2017 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has responded to Governor John Bel Edwards' request for federal aid for five parishes following February's tornadoes. In a letter released Wednesday, FEMA informed the governor it authorized individual assistance for both Livingston and Orleans parishes, as well as hazard mitigation... more »
  • FEMA mobile disaster recovery center to open for tornado survivors in Livingston Parish

    February 15, 2017 4:02 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A FEMA mobile disaster recovery center will open on Feb. 16 in Livingston Parish for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of last week's tornadoes. The mobile recovery center is located at the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness... more »
  • Flood-damaged home bakery bounces back for Valentine's Day Play Video

    February 14, 2017 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A flood victim isn't letting damage to her home keep her from running her small business. Kennedy Meyers' home bakery has received a jump start since the flood. Meyers and her son were trapped in their home with chest-level waters during last August's flood. After... more »
  • Repairing California dam could cost up to $200 million

    February 14, 2017 9:39 PM

    OROVILLE, Calif. - The head of California's water agency says repairs to the damaged concrete spillway at Oroville Dam will cost between $100 million and $200 million. Department of Water Resources Acting Director Bill Croyle said Tuesday that teams are already working on plans for repairing the dam's main spillway.... more »
  • FEMA details federal aid programs for tornado victims

    February 12, 2017 3:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released details on the federal aid programs that will be available to victims of the recent tornadoes in certain parishes. The programs can be made available as needed and warranted under Governor John Bel Edwards declaration as approved by President Trump.... more »
  • Nearly 800 homes damaged in several parishes following tornadoes

    February 9, 2017 5:56 PM

    According to the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, nearly 800 homes were damaged in five parishes following Tuesday's severe weather and tornadoes. There have been five confirmed tornadoes following Tuesday's severe weather: an EF-3 in eastern New Orleans, and EF-3 in Watson, an EF-2 in Killian,... more »
  • Assessment teams working through damaged neighborhoods Play Video

    February 8, 2017 6:30 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - As people cleanup from the tornadoes that tore through Louisiana Tuesday, damage assessment teams are walking neighborhoods gauging the damage. There are some things homeowners should do to properly document what's happened. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness recommends victims contact their insurance company... more »
  • Have storm damage? Here's what you need to know

    February 8, 2017 5:05 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The State of Louisiana is sending disaster assessment teams to the areas hit by Tuesday’s tornadoes. Several hundred homes and commercial buildings were either damaged or destroyed. For people who are now trying to figure out what they should do next, the Louisiana Department of Insurance... more »
  • Livingston community bands together after tornado destroys multiple homes Play Video

    February 7, 2017 9:56 PM

    WATSON- Neighbors in a Livingston community are helping one another recover after severe weather tore through the area. The area in northern Livingston Parish saw some of the worst weather that the storm had to offer as a tornado passed through the area Tuesday morning. One 62-year-old woman... more »
  • GOHSEP: 28 injuries, no deaths after severe weather strikes southeast Louisiana

    February 7, 2017 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Crisis Action Team has been activated in order to address any requests for support from parishes and other state agencies due to today’s tornadic activity. Seven areas across southeast Louisiana sustained possible tornado damage during several rounds of... more »
  • Donaldsonville officials survey damage done by tornado, working to restore power Play Video

    February 7, 2017 6:35 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Parish officials and Donaldsonville leaders met with residents as they surveyed the damage following a tornado that struck the area on Tuesday. Mayor Leroy Sullivan said that he heard what sounded like a freight train before he sought cover inside City Hall with his colleague. ... more »
  • WATCH: Gov. Edwards travels to N.O. to tour damage, gives updates following severe weather

    February 7, 2017 3:30 PM

    WATCH: Tour of tornado damage NEW ORLEANS – Governor John Bel Edwards traveled to New Orleans to tour tornado damaged areas following Tuesday's severe weather that impacted several parishes throughout Southeast Louisiana. Edwards held a press conference with New Orleans elected officials to provide an update. Edwards... more »
  • No tackling? NY Lawmaker seeks tackle football ban for kids

    February 4, 2017 6:51 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A New York lawmaker wants to ban tackle football for kids under 14, citing growing evidence of the link between hard football hits and brain damage. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto's proposed ban is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. Similar bills by the... more »
  • Flood-damaged home on Wildwood Pwy. destroyed in early morning fire

    January 9, 2017 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A home that was under construction due to damage caused by the August flood was destroyed in a fire early Monday morning. The fire occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of Wildwood Parkway. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the home engulfed in flames... more »
  • Storm system damages Walmart in Marksville

    January 2, 2017 8:08 PM

    MARKSVILLE - A storm system moving across the South has blown out skylights in a Walmart in Marksville, Louisiana, sending water and glass cascading onto shoppers. Marksville Fire Chief Jerry Bordelon says the Monday storm also picked up a fireworks stand in front of the store and mangled it, tossing... more »
  • Deadly storms add to drought, flood and fires plaguing South

    December 1, 2016 8:54 AM

    BIRMINGHAM - The National Weather Service confirms that at least 13 twisters damaged homes, splintered barns and toppled trees in parts of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, killing five people in two states. At least a dozen more people were injured early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of... more »
  • More than 1,500 Ascension homes deemed substantially damaged

    November 16, 2016 6:35 PM

    GONZALES – Ascension Parish officials announced Wednesday that 1,553 homes have been deemed substantially damaged due to August’s historic flooding. “We will begin sending out letters today, to notify property owners of their substantial damage assessment,” Parish President Kenny Matassa said. Matassa’s office says more than 10,000 homes... more »
  • USDA: August storm disasters in Bossier, Caddo, Concordia

    November 14, 2016 9:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Bossier, Caddo and Concordia parishes have been declared primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by storms and flooding in August. Monday's announcement in a USDA news release says farmers and ranchers in those parishes can apply for... more »
  • Thursday deadline to apply for disaster loans after flooding

    October 12, 2016 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Time is running out for business owners, homeowners and renters with damage from the August floods to apply for federal disaster loans. The Louisiana Department of Economic Development says the deadline to seek the low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration is Thursday. The loans offer... more »
  • Large number of damage determination letters returned to Denham Springs City Hall

    October 11, 2016 8:33 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The City of Denham Springs recently mailed over 2,000 damage determination letters to both residents and business owners for substantial and non-substantial damage to property during the August flood. However, many of the letters were not delivered and were returned back to city hall. The city said... more »
  • Oil spill restoration trustees to meet in New Orleans

    September 15, 2016 9:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The public gets a chance later this month to hear from a group of trustees assembled to oversee billions of dollars in damage restoration efforts related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees are to meet Sept. 28 in New... more »
  • Flooding damage to Louisiana agriculture pegged at $277M

    September 13, 2016 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new study says the mid-August flooding's wreckage of south Louisiana crops and farmland caused an estimated $277 million in damage. The estimate released Tuesday by LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry is more than twice his original damage assessment of what farmers lost in crops, livestock, equipment... more »
  • Officials give updates on flood damage in EBR Play Video

    September 12, 2016 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials gave updates on the damage to City-Parish property experienced in last month's flood and they say it is staggering. The Baton Rouge Police Department had 90 of its units flooded and is working with FEMA for those to hopefully be replaced, along with the equipment inside.... more »
  • Twin Oaks Elementary works to repair damage from flood Play Video

    August 31, 2016 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Major restoration is under way at 12 East Baton Rouge schools that were impacted by the recent flood, but Twin Oaks Elementary is on the fast track to get students back as soon as possible. The elementary school received a foot and a half of flood... more »
  • Damage to Central school district $6 to $8M

    August 30, 2016 11:20 AM

    CENTRAL - Officials say public schools in Central school district sustained between $6 million and $8 million in flood damage, the bulk of which stems from flooding at Tanglewood Elementary school. While Central does not carry flood insurance on its schools, Superintendent Michael Faulk told the school board Monday night,... more »
  • Flooded car questions answered Play Video

    August 29, 2016 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the clean-up effort continues around south Louisiana, people are trying to get back into their normal routine but that's difficult without a car. Thousands of cars flooded, but if your insurance does not cover storm-related damage, FEMA says you must verify that it happened as... more »
  • Ascension Parish waives permit fees for flood damage repairs

    August 29, 2016 4:59 PM

    GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced that parish residents and business owners who are repairing damage from the flood will not be charged for a permit. "If you've had flood damage and you have work to do that does require a permit, there will be no charge... more »
  • Renters may be eligible for federal disaster aid

    August 26, 2016 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Renters who experienced losses from last week’s historic flooding may be eligible for federal disaster aid. According to a FEMA statement Friday, renters may be eligible for grants from FEMA to cover certain disaster related expenses, including: Disaster related medical and dental expenses Replacement... more »
  • 'Pokemon Go' players blamed for damage at historic fort

    August 6, 2016 5:42 PM

    FAIRHAVEN, Mass. - A fort destroyed in the Revolutionary War is again fending off attacks - this time from "Pokemon Go" players. Caretakers of Fort Phoenix in Massachusetts say players of the popular smartphone game are damaging the historic site. Gary Lavalette, volunteer caretaker at the fort in Fairhaven, near... more »
  • FEMA urges flood victims not to wait to begin repairs

    March 25, 2016 8:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging Louisiana residents whose homes were damaged during recent floods not to wait for a FEMA inspector before beginning to clean up and conduct repairs. FEMA spokeswoman Deanna Frazier said in a news release that those with flooded property should take... more »
  • Ponchatoula residents return home, salvage what they can following historic flood Play Video

    March 15, 2016 12:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some Tangipahoa residents returned home Monday night for the first time since historic floodwaters infiltrated their homes Friday. People in on Ponchatoula neighborhood began salvaging what they could and assessing the damage. At least half of the 70 homes in the subdivision were damaged by high water.... more »
  • Small town residents meet to talk about how to recover from storm

    February 26, 2016 12:08 AM

    LIVINGSTON - At a meeting Thursday night, residents of the town of Livingston met to discuss ways for residents to receive assistance following Tuesday's tornadoes. At least 30 structures in the small town received heavy damage from the storm. Mayor Derral Jones called the meeting to connect people in need... more »
  • Insurance adjusters survey damage in Livingston Play Video

    February 25, 2016 5:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Insurance adjusters continued to survey storm damage Thursday in the town of Livingston. Alex Prokop with Safeco Insurance will visit at least 15 homes this week in Livingston after an EF-2 tornado damaged at least 30 structures Tuesday afternoon. Prokop says insurance adjusters try to put customers at... more »
  • Football star Jarvis Landry surveys damage in his hometown of Convent Play Video

    February 25, 2016 5:31 PM

    CONVENT - Former LSU Football star and current Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Jarvis Landry surveyed damaged in his hometown of Convent Thursday. The football player heard about the damage and knew he had to come home. A warm embrace and hugs helped people smile in the storm ravaged... more »
  • 200 homes and buildings damaged in LaPlace, many unlivable

    February 24, 2016 3:39 PM

    LAPLACE, La. ( WWLTV ) - St. John the Baptist Parish remained under a state of emergency Wednesday as clean up continued in LaPlace as residents pick up the pieces of their homes after a violent storm charged through the parish Tuesday afternoon. Parish President Natalie Robottom said that 200... more »
  • Another possible tornado touches down east of Baton Rouge

    February 23, 2016 4:48 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Another possible tornado touched down near Belle Rose and moved toward Hymel, according to the News 2 Weather Team. Residents were advised to seek shelter as the tornado crossed I-10 between Sorrento and McElroy and continued in that direction. The National Weather Service has already reported... more »
  • Slideshow: Severe Weather Photos

    February 23, 2016 3:47 PM

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  • Popular Destin eatery catches fire

    February 10, 2016 12:20 AM

    DESTIN, FL - The popular Destin restaurant AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar was damaged by a fire Tuesday night. Pictures and videos shot by onlookers showed large flames coming from the restaurant's roof. In a post on their Instagram page, owners said it "looked worse than it was with... more »
  • WBRZ viewer's storm pictures prompt NWS storm report

    February 3, 2016 1:23 PM

    BAYWOOD - Overnight storms caused trees to fall and twisted a trampoline in this small river-side community along the Amite River in the northeastern corner of East Baton Rouge. A viewer emailed pictures of damage near her house to WBRZ meteorologist Josh Eachus who alerted the National Weather Service.... more »
  • Winds in Walker overturn truck, down power lines

    December 28, 2015 12:41 PM

    WALKER - Viewers in Walker reported several types of wind damage in connection with Sunday night’s bout of severe weather. Trucks and trailers were overturned near CEI on Florida Blvd in Walker. An worker for the transportation company also observed other storm damage, mostly from winds, to bay doors... more »
  • Culprit destroying signs of Baker police chief candidate Play Video

    December 18, 2015 5:50 PM

    BAKER - More than $2000 in political funding is down the drain for Darryl Rainwater, who's running for the chief of police in Baker. An unknown culprit, or culprits has started damaging campaign signs at the beginning of this month and Rainwater told News 2 it's costing him money. The... more »
  • NOPD says married Sen. Troy Brown punched girlfriend at Bayou Classic party Play Video

    November 30, 2015 10:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS -State senator Troy Brown was a no show for his first court appearance after he was arrested over the weekend for allegedly punching a woman in the face. Instead, his attorney Senator Ed Murray entered a not guilty plea on his behalf, and waived his appearance. ... more »
  • Study links BP oil spill to coral damage in a new location

    October 27, 2015 1:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new study reveals that toxins from BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico damaged coral in a larger arc than previously mapped after researchers discovered sick and dying corals in the Pinnacles, a rich, deep-water environment off the coasts of Alabama and Mississippi. Using... more »
  • BP to reimburse Louisiana for legal fees, litigation cost

    October 13, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- BP will reimburse $58.25 million to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office for its expenses, fees and litigation costs tied to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The money was included in BP's record settlement of more than $20 billion that was formalized last week... more »
  • Roof repair program benefits Ascension hurricane victims

    September 15, 2015 6:59 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A new federally-funded program will provide money to households with roof damages caused by Hurricanes Gustav and Isaac. The $200,000 in federal funds are currently in the hands of the Ascension Parish government. During the next few months they will determine which homes deserve a portion... more »
  • Louisiana's disaster declaration approved

    July 14, 2015 8:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The federal government has approved Louisiana's request for a disaster declaration for the Red River flooding that caused damage across a half-dozen parishes in the last month. Mike Steele of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the Obama Administration approved the declaration Monday for... more »
  • LSU: Feral hogs cause at least $30M damage to La. farms

    July 13, 2015 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A study by the LSU AgCenter finds feral hogs have caused at least $30 million in damage to crops on Louisiana farms in 2013. AgCenter economist Shaun Tanger has been gathering data for more than a year from Louisiana farmers about hog activity and damage, which ranges... more »
  • Suspect surrenders in car wash robbery

    July 2, 2015 12:33 PM

    WALKER - Investigators said a man caught on camera destroying cash boxes at a Livingston Parish car wash to get at the coins inside surrendered Thursday. Deputies booked 27-year-old Henry M. Taylor IV of Baton Rouge into the Livingston Parish Jail on charges of simple burglary and five counts... more »
  • Debris pickup in Ascension went smoothly after May storms

    June 2, 2015 9:49 AM

    GONZALES- Officials says the trucks that scoured unincorporated Ascension Parish in May for debris from severe storms that tore through south and central Louisiana collected 6,000 to 10,000 cubic yards of material. The estimated total volume of limbs, leaves and other debris would be enough to cover 4 to 6... more »
  • Line of thunderstorms brings rain, high winds to Louisiana Play Video

    May 26, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and gusting winds through southeastern Louisiana Monday night. The storms that passed through didn't do much damage in the Baton Rouge area, but left a lot of standing water on the roads early this morning. Some houses did lose power.... more »

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