BATON ROUGE - Deputies on the School Drug Task Force arrested two East Baton Rouge students today after a gun was found in a garbage can outside Park Forest Middle School.
Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks with the EBR Sheriff's Office said the two 8th grade students, ages 13 and... more »
NATCHITOCHES - Forest products company Weyerhaeuser has announced a $6 million modernization plan for its Natchitoches plant that will create 30 new jobs. The company announced the plan Monday with Gov. Bobby Jindal. Weyerhaeuser will improve equipment at the site, adding new jobs that pay an average salary of more... more »
ALEXANDRIA - Hunters who use dogs to hunt deer in Kisatchie National Forest again are on the defensive.
U.S. Forest Service officials say dog-deer hunting will be prohibited in Kisatchie starting with the 2012-13 season. Thursday's announcement by the Forest Service and previous attempts to ban dog-deer hunting cited... more »
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's agriculture and forestry commissioner says wildlands left crackling dry by drought are burning in large numbers. Mike Strain says his department has put out 197 wildfires in the first half of June, compared to 91 for all of June 2010. He says the fires burned 4,000 acres... more »
Louisiana's Agriculture and Forestry commissioner says a 66-year-old Leesville man will be sentenced April 15 for setting fires that destroyed 179 acres of timber in 2008. Commissioner Mike Strain says Darrell Wayne Westmoreland was convicted of arson on Feb. 11, and could get up to 15 years in prison and... more »