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  • All lanes on LA 1 South reopened

    May 12, 2014 1:44 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Two lanes of LA 1 South in Port Allen that were blocked due to an overturned truck, have now been reopened. The right and center lanes were blocked on LA 1 South at Avenue G after the truck's load shifted, causing it to roll over. The... more »
  • Magnitude-4.1 aftershock shakes Los Angeles area

    March 29, 2014 5:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A magnitude-4.1 aftershock has rattled parts of Southern California where a moderate quake occurred the day before. The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershock struck shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered 25 miles south of Los Angeles hit Friday night, cracking foundations and causing... more »
  • Former NFL star Sharper arrested in Los Angeles

    January 18, 2014 2:38 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department says former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape. LAPD says Sharper was arrested and booked Friday and faces a Feb. 14 court appearance. LAPD says it is investigating Sharper in connection with two sexual assaults... more »
  • Heat beat Lakers 101-95 for 6th straight victory

    December 25, 2013 10:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade had 23 points apiece, and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-95 on Wednesday for their sixth straight win. Bosh also had 11 rebounds in the Heat's fifth consecutive victory against the Lakers on Christmas Day. LeBron James added 19... more »
  • Backers have plan to keep LA Swift running

    July 19, 2013 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Supporters of LA Swift have cobbled together a proposal that would keep the commuter bus service running between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The plan was submitted to the Federal Transit Administration this week and provided to The Associated Press by the state Department of Transportation and... more »
  • LA Swift service extended for one month

    June 20, 2013 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LA Swift, a bus service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans will be extended by a month until July 31. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development made the announcement today. The extra month is to allow local groups to put together a plan to take over... more »
  • State Police investigating if Sibley had passenger Play Video

    June 19, 2013 6:22 PM

    ST. HELENA - Louisiana State Police are investigating if a passenger was riding with Malcolm Sibley when he crashed into a truck early Saturday morning. Cody Iasigi, 21, of Liberty, Miss., later died at a hospital from injuries sustained in the crash. Troopers said he and two others,... more »
  • Roadway changes proposed for Airline Hwy Play Video

    April 5, 2013 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At the top of the The Capital Region Legislative Delegation's agenda is a study to improve Airline Highway. On their Facebook page , legislators outlined plans to study turning Airline into a corridor of a regional freeway system. "The new interstate-style roadway would link I-10... more »
  • No. 25 Louisiana Tech's success built on defense

    March 1, 2013 4:02 PM

    RUSTON - Second-year Louisiana Tech coach Michael White quickly realized his team wasn't the best at shooting, rebounding or handling the ball. But these Bulldogs run - constantly. It's working for No. 25 Louisiana Tech, which is on a 17-game winning streak mainly because of its frantic, full-court press that's... more »
  • DOTD: Survey to help plan future of La. 1 Play Video

    February 25, 2013 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation leaders hope to gather input from the community that will help plan future road improvements on La. 1 between West Baton Rouge Parish and Plaquemine. The survey is part of a study that should wrap by summer. Click here to give your input. ... more »
  • Louisiana payrolls jump most in nation in November

    December 21, 2012 2:22 PM

    Louisiana payrolls rose by 13,000 jobs in November or 0.9 percent, the largest jump in percentage from October levels of any state in the nation. Payroll employment pushed to an all-time high of 1.96 million in the state, moving beyond the pre-Hurricane Katrina peak of 1.95 million for the first time,... more »
  • Halle Berry's ex arrested after Thanksgiving fight at her house

    November 22, 2012 9:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry has been arrested for investigation of battery after authorities say he and the Oscar-winning actress' current boyfriend got into a fight on Thanksgiving. Los Angeles Police Officer Julie Boyer says Aubry came over to Berry's house Thursday and there were reports... more »
  • La, Miss fans can hear hometown Idol singers live

    April 29, 2012 5:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 45 stops on the "American Idol Live!" tour include one each in the home states of gospel singer Joshua Ledet and country rocker Skylar Laine. Ledet, of Westlake, La., Laine, of Brandon, Miss., and the other Top 10 singers will be at the Louisiana Cajundome in... more »
  • La. ranks 13th in growth of women-owned businesses Play Video

    March 30, 2012 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. Census data shows women in Louisiana made gains when it comes to owning businesses. The data showed the number of women-owned businesses increased 60.9 percent since 1997. That puts it 13th in the nation for that type of growth. More than 100,000 businesses... more »
  • DOTD to install "J" turn at dangerous intersection in Addis Play Video

    December 19, 2011 3:48 PM

    ADDIS - State Transportation leaders are planning to add a "J" turn at a deadly intersection. It's at LA One and Sugar Plantation Parkway. Over the weekend, 68-year-old Elise Boudreaux was killed there. Earlier this year, Les Miles' sister, Ann Hope Brown died there too. State Transportation leaders... more »
  • Wreck on LA 64 kills Jackson woman

    October 27, 2011 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA 64 east of US 61 Thursday morning that killed a Jackson, La. woman. Melinda Messer, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which happened around 7 a.m. Police say Messer ran off... more »
  • Fire damages apartment buildings in Baker

    January 26, 2011 9:19 PM

    BAKER- Three families are homeless after a fire burned down a four-plex apartment building in Baker. It happened on Singletary Drive this evening around 5:00. The blaze started when a soft drink machine caught fire in a vending building attached to one of the two buildings of Singletary... more »
  • Granddad Bandit to plead guilty in Virginia

    January 26, 2011 8:11 PM

    RICHMOND, Va- The Granddad Bandit will plead guilty to multiple bank robbery counts next month. Officials say 53-year-old Michael Francis Mara will plead guilty. Mara is accused of robbing more than two dozen banks in 13 states. He is charged with two robberies in Virginia and has agreed... more »
  • Schwarzenegger's next act: return to LA, go green

    January 1, 2011 1:10 PM

    LOS ANGELES- The Terminator always said he'd be back. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is sifting through a stack of corporate, Hollywood and real estate offers as the celebrity politician nears an inevitable career crossroad: On Monday, he's out of a job. His next act? After seven years in Sacramento,... more »
  • Pilot to golfer: Fore!

    January 26, 2010 8:29 PM

    A pilot who took off from Lafayette, LA ran out of gas and had to make an emergency landing on a golf course in Houston. Brendon Ford says an apparent gauge malfunction told him he had more fuel than he had and the engine sputtered and quit over the golf... more »
  • Plea deal for Central teacher

    November 20, 2009 8:27 PM

    A black teacher from Central charged with assaulting white police officers when she lived in Kennett, Missouri three years ago, agreed to a plea deal of two misdemeanor counts. Twenty-four year old Heather Ellis avoids a felony conviction for her part in a scuffle at Wal-Mart. Eliis pleaded guilty to... more »
  • Families evacuated by well fire can return on Friday

    November 19, 2009 8:31 PM

    Some 15 families who had to evacuate their homes when a natural gas well caught fire in Desoto Parish can return home on Friday. Authorities say workers regained control of the well Thursday evening. The well is about three miles east of Grand Cane and blew yesterday during a maintenance... more »

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