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  • Man found dead in vehicle on I-55 identified

    March 22, 2017 5:06 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the man found dead in a vehicle Mar. 15. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, 35-year-old Alphonse Reid of Kentwood was found dead in a silver Infinity G37x on the shoulder of I-55 at the LA 440 exit.... more »
  • Woman arrested in critical burning of niece

    March 4, 2017 6:38 PM

    JENNINGS - A 29-year-old woman is in custody a month after her 4-year-old niece was critically burned while in her care. Brant Thompson, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's chief deputy, said Saturday that Gail Marie Brown was arrested late Friday on five charges including negligent injuring, obstruction of justice and... more »
  • Man arrested after fighting deputy at sorority party

    March 4, 2017 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested after he was involved in a scuffle with an East Baton Rouge deputy at a sorority party Friday night. One out-of-uniform deputy was working an extra-duty assignment with the Renaissance Hotel on Bluebonnet Boulevard and was tasked with only allowing hotel guests... more »
  • Carson sworn in as HUD secretary

    March 2, 2017 6:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - Ben Carson has been sworn in as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate was confirmed by the Senate earlier Thursday. Vice President Mike Pence says he is confident that Carson will "open doors of opportunity" to... more »
  • L'Auberge resorts awarded AAA Four Diamond rating

    March 1, 2017 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The L'Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge and the L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles have been awarded the AAA Four Diamond rating,ranking them among the nation's elite hotels. The rating has been awarded to only 5.9 percent of the 28,000 hotels approved by the... more »
  • Woman and dog spend night trapped in crashed car in California creek

    February 26, 2017 3:57 PM

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. - A woman who drove off a highway into a swollen Northern California creek was rescued after spending a chilly night in the backseat with her dog. The Press Democrat reported Sunday that Victoria Trautvetter was rescued after an eight-hour ordeal when someone spotted the car in... more »
  • C-SPAN survey ranks Obama No. 12 in presidential rankings

    February 18, 2017 6:57 PM

    WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama was ranked as the nation’s 12 th best president, according to a C-SPAN survey of historians. The survey, which was released Friday, is C-SPAN’s third Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership. The results of C-SPAN’s first two surveys were released in 2000 and 2009.... more »
  • Inmate killed just hours after being booked into Tangipahoa Parish Jail

    January 31, 2017 10:32 AM

    AMITE - An inmate was killed in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail after being in custody for less than 12 hours. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, jail staff responded to a disturbance between offenders late Monday night. Staff found an inmate in need of immediate medical attention and called for... more »
  • New acting attorney general Boente sworn in

    January 30, 2017 11:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - Dana Boente has been sworn in as acting attorney general after Donald Trump fired Sally Yates for refusing to enforce his travel ban. White House spokesman Michael Short says Boente was sworn in around 9 p.m. Monday. The hastily arranged ceremony came after Trump swiftly fired Boente's predecessor... more »
  • Trump to be sworn in with Abraham Lincoln's bible

    January 17, 2017 12:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Presidential Inaugural Committee says Donald Trump will be sworn in as president Friday using two Bibles - his own and the Bible that Abraham Lincoln used at his first inauguration. The oath of office will be administered by Chief Justice John Roberts. Committee chairman Tom Barrack says... more »
  • New Roads Police arrest mom accused of giving birth, dumping newborn baby in Walmart bathroom trash can Play Video

    December 24, 2016 2:33 AM

    NEW ROADS - Just before noon, on Christmas Eve, police from New Roads arrested Kyandrea Thomas. Thomas is accused of giving birth in a Walmart bathroom, then dumping her newborn baby in a bathroom trash can before leaving the store. Thomas was arrested after she checked herself in to Lane... more »
  • New Congress getting sworn in with GOP in charge

    January 6, 2015 2:28 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome. They planned to move swiftly Tuesday toward a veto showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL pipeline. ... more »
  • 2 in custody for shooting of 5 at Tulsa event

    October 13, 2013 12:30 PM

    TULSA- Two men are in custody and facing multiple charges in the shooting of five people at a Hmong New Year's festival in Tulsa. Authorities on Sunday were holding 21-year-old Boonmlee Lee and 19-year-old Meng Lee, both of Tulsa. Each faces five counts of shooting with intent to kill plus... more »
  • City inspectors close case involving storage shed rental

    May 28, 2013 10:30 PM

    GONZALES- The case involving a councilman who charged a woman rent to live in a shed has been closed, authorities said Tuesday. Building inspectors cited Tim Vessel for issues and dropped their investigation after he made changes and became compliant with laws. Read more about the allegations HERE .... more »
  • Woman evicted from councilman's storage shed Play Video

    May 21, 2013 6:14 PM

    GONZALES - A woman filed a police report claiming Gonzales City Councilman Tim Vessel was stealing utilities from neighbors to power his storage shed where she lived for nearly a year. In a Gonzales Police report obtained by News 2, Debra Williams gave detectives copies of monthly rent receipts... more »
  • 3 groups weigh in against vouchers

    March 15, 2013 6:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three organizations opposed to Louisiana's private school tuition voucher program are weighing in on the issue ahead of state Supreme Court arguments next week. Americans United for Separation of Church and State, The Interfaith Alliance Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday they filed a... more »

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