PERU, IN - Police say a large flightless bird forced the closing of a northern Indiana highway for about 10 minutes while officers and motorists tried to corral it. The 5-foot-tall bird called a rhea escaped from a farm Monday and ran onto U.S. 24 near Peru, about 80 miles... more »
DENHAM SPRINGS- Parish leaders hope to begin work on a new bridge for Wax Road by the end of 2013.
Monday, plans entered the review phase. A new bridge will be built to replace on that has been deemed dangerous.
The bridge on Wax Road, near Vincent Road,... more »
GEISMAR - State Police arrested a truck driver they suspect to have been impaired when they were involved in a multi-vehicle wreck this morning in Ascension Parish.
Troopers reopened La. 30 in Geismar after a six-vehicle pileup at 6:30 a.m. closed it for several hours. State Police said two... more »
POINTE AUX CHENES, La. - State police closed Louisiana Highway 665 in Pointe-aux-Chenes for nearly four hours because smoke from a nearby swamp fire limited visibility. Authorities tell The Courier that firefighters cannot reach the blaze in woods behind the highway. The highway in Pointe-aux-Chenes was closed from about 6... more »
MORGANZA - State Police closed LA 1 over the Morganza Spillway for a few hours today while more bays were opened to let water into the Atchafalaya Basin.
Gov. Jindal said earlier today that two more bays would be opened at Morganza, bringing the total of open bays to... more »
ST. GABRIEL - State Police have shut down a state highway in Ascension Parish after an 18-wheeler carrying a hazardous chemical turned over and released some of its contents this morning.
LA 30 at LA 3115 south of St. Gabriel has been closed while LSP and other agencies deal... more »