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  • Livingston council announces public hearing for term limits, gravel pits

    April 15, 2016 12:24 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council made headway on a pair of items at a meeting Thursday night that have been in the works for months. The council briefly discussed and set a date for a public hearing about administering term limits for themselves. Voters replaced the entire council last... more »
  • Avoyelles Parish added to flooding disaster list

    April 8, 2016 9:28 PM

    GREENSBURG - Avoyelles Parish was added to the list of parishes deemed a disaster in the wake of wide-spread flooding in March. Avoyelles joins the list that already includes Allen, Ascension, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, DeSoto, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison,... more »
  • Mosquitoes could be worse this season, EBR started spraying Play Video

    March 28, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Evening mosquito spraying just started in East Baton Rouge. East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control officials said just recently they've seen the mosquito population increase and started spraying for the first time Easter weekend. They say the problem areas are in the southern parts of... more »
  • Livingston Parish council approves next phase of road projects

    March 25, 2016 12:16 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council signed off on a list of roads for Phase II of its Priority Roads List. The first phase of the multi-million dollar project is expected to wrap-up sometime this year. Once that happens, work will begin on 13 roads approved by the council.... more »
  • Officials end Livingston Parish curfew

    March 16, 2016 6:03 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Officials have ended a curfew for Livingston Parish after severe weather brought record rainfall to the parish last week. Parish President Layton Rick announced Wednesday that the curfew was lifted. Rick and Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard issued the curfew last week that only allowed emergency... more »
  • Ascension, Livingston, Tangipahoa schools closed Monday Play Video

    March 13, 2016 4:44 PM

    AMITE – Schools in Ascension, Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes will not open for class Monday. According to a Sunday press release, Tangipahoa school officials say all of the public schools in the parish are safe and sustained no significant water damage due to flooding. Tangipahoa school leaders say... more »
  • Unsolved murders still a problem in EBR Parish Play Video

    December 28, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Unsolved murders remain a problem in East Baton Rouge Parish as 2015 draws to a close, the District Attorney says there have been about 75 murders this year. About half remain unsolved, according to BRPD and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. One of those... more »
  • Post-Christmas sobriety checkpoints planned for Livingston Parish

    December 25, 2015 1:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they and other law enforcement agencies will post sobriety checkpoints throughout the parish this weekend. Deputies said the checkpoints are scheduled for Saturday night at undisclosed locations around the parish. The sheriff's office said overtime for the deputies who... more »
  • Sugar cane tractor collides with train

    December 17, 2015 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A train collided with a sugar cane farmer's tractor in Iberville Parish Thursday, according to the sheriff's office. Sheriff Brett Stassi said nobody was hurt in the collision. The collision happened on Catherine Road at LA 1 just after 1 p.m. according to the sheriff's... more »
  • Inmates celebrate the holidays with their kids Play Video

    December 15, 2015 12:05 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - People behind bars in West Feliciana Parish received some early Christmas cheer Tuesday. Montreal Floyd is a father of six, but on Tuesday he got to see two of his children. This will be the first Christmas without his kids. "When you're use to being around them,... more »
  • Pipeline expansion to feed Iberville Parish industry Play Video

    December 10, 2015 7:46 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Water Works is replacing an 18 mile pipeline so heavy industry can expand. The project will double the size of a current pipeline and raise two water towers several feet in District #3. The Department of Health and Hospitals awarded Iberville Parish an $8 million loan... more »
  • BESE BOARD APPROVES TWO CHARTER SCHOOLS FOR EBR PARISH

    December 2, 2015 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education gave the final approval for two charter schools for the parish at a meeting on Wednesday. The President of BESE, Chas Roemer told News Two that most of the discussion happened at a committee meeting Tuesday. The vote... more »
  • Lafayette Parish appears ready to continue boundary battle

    December 2, 2015 11:16 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Parish appears ready to continue fighting a border dispute with Vermilion Parish. Multiple media outlets report the Lafayette City-Parish Council killed a proposal Tuesday by Councilman Jared Bellard to end a long-running legal feud with Vermilion Parish over the location of the parish line. The council's vote... more »
  • Deputies investigating carjacking in Slidell

    November 25, 2015 2:18 PM

    SLIDELL – Deputies in St. Tammany Parish are investigating a carjacking which happened Tuesday night in Slidell. According to the STPSO, a Slidell woman was waiting for her grandson outside a house on Pebble Drive when a dark-colored vehicle stopped in front of the home. Deputies said a man... more »
  • No recount for Ascension Parish president's race Play Video

    November 24, 2015 10:24 AM

    GONZALES - After losing the Ascension Parish president's seat by only 115 votes over the weekend, Clint Cointment officially conceded Tuesday morning and said he will not seek a full recount of the vote. Kenny Matassa won the election for parish president Saturday night, but the margin was close... more »
  • Just over 100 votes decides Ascension Parish president

    November 21, 2015 10:52 PM

    GONZALES - For the first time in 25 years, voters elected a new president for Ascension Parish. Kenny Matassa defeated Clint Cointment by only 115 votes Saturday night -- 15,078 to 14,963. He will replace four-term President Tommy Martinez, who announced a year ago he would not run... more »
  • Livingston, Ascension parishes ready for possible flooding

    November 17, 2015 4:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Emergency officials in Livingston and Ascension parishes said they're getting assets ready in case of flash flooding or other sever weather tonight or tomorrow. Livingston Parish said sandbags are available in the following locations for their residents: Fire Dist 9 (23634 HWY 22) Fire Dist 8... more »
  • Car pulled from creek in West Feliciana

    October 26, 2015 1:15 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Several law enforcement agencies pulled a car out of a creek in West Feliciana Parish Monday. Using a crane, State Police pulled the car out of the creek while West Feliciana Fire crews worked in the water to secure it. A spokesperson for the West... more »
  • Pointe Coupee sheriff, police jury at odds over jail funding

    October 23, 2015 10:02 AM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff is threatening legal action against the police jury if the parish doesn't fulfill its obligation to fund the operation of the parish jail. Bud Torres says he needs to free up the more than $1 million he's been forced to annually take from... more »
  • Early voting starts Saturday

    October 9, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Early voting begins Saturday for Louisiana's Oct. 24 election. Candidates are urging supporters to cast their ballots in advance as the various statewide and local races are expected to compete for attention on Election Day with college football games and hunting plans. Top of the ballot is the... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Parish struggles to finance the jail

    September 28, 2015 7:36 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Pointe Coupee parish is under fire after an audit shows there's hole by almost a million dollars. "The tax that supports the actually jail is only bringing in a 192,000 dollars so the amount of prisoners that we're housing and the operations itself on the police... more »
  • Crooks steal A/C unit from church Play Video

    August 16, 2015 7:33 PM

    VENTRESS - Thieves have been making their way through parts of Pointe Coupee parish, stealing air conditioning units. According to the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office, there have been two reported incidents this year involving stolen units from churches in the Area. The most recent one was reported Friday... more »
  • Holden man arrested after stabbing own father

    August 9, 2015 1:50 PM

    HOLDEN, La. - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a stabbing Saturday night. "Upon arrival, deputies secured the scene. A suspect was placed into custody and life-saving measures were administered to the victim," Sheriff Jason Ard said. "The victim suffered from a stab wound to the chest area."... more »
  • Evangeline Parish Sheriffs looking for escaped inmate

    August 9, 2015 1:29 PM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. - Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who escaped from prison. Authorities say 22-year-old Zachary Deville fled the Southwest Louisiana Correctional Center in Basile shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday. Deville was serving time on a burglary charge when he escaped. Deville is described as... more »
  • Construction delays expected on I-10 East this weekend

    August 7, 2015 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials again warned drivers of expected delays on I-10 due to an ongoing construction project near Grosse Tete in Iberville Parish through the end of August. The Department of Transportation and Development reminded drivers to expect heavy delays this weekend on I-10 East near Grosse... more »
  • E. Feliciana tax renewal to be on upcoming ballot Play Video

    August 6, 2015 5:59 PM

    CLINTON - This week the East Feliciana Parish School Board voted to put three tax renewals on the ballot. The taxes up for renewal are a 17 mill property tax and two 1 cent sales taxes. Most of the money gotten from the taxes will go toward salaries and... more »
  • New $22 million medical complex in Plaquemine big hit

    August 5, 2015 9:24 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish officials predicted six months ago that residents would be eager to have the new Ochsner Medical Complex in the parish. Since opening in January, Eric McMillen, CEO of Ochsner's Baton Rouge region says the $22 million medical complex is seeing nearly double the daily traffic officials had... more »
  • Amoeba chlorine burn starts slow Play Video

    July 30, 2015 7:46 PM

    MODESTE - Ascension Parish informed residents Thursday of a potential change in the smell of their drinking water. The Parish has pumped chlorine into the ACUD No. 1 water system since Wednesday night after the system tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba. The system serves 1,800 people in the... more »
  • Dr. Mindy Calandro on brain-eating amoeba Play Video

    July 29, 2015 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Health officials recently identified a brain-eating amoeba in Ascension Parish’s water supply. Now, a lot of Louisiana residents are wondering how it’s going to affect them. This morning, Dr. Mindy Calandro from the Baton Rouge Clinic stopped by 2une In to give us more information on the... more »
  • USDA: 35 Louisiana parishes natural disaster areas

    July 23, 2015 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a natural disaster involving 35 Louisiana parishes and eight counties in three neighboring states because of floods and storms from April 27 through June 26. Farmers and ranchers can apply for low-interest loans to help them recover from severe damage. USDA... more »
  • Audubon Commission considering tax increase

    July 15, 2015 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Commission may hang on to its 3.31-mill property tax rate despite rising land values in Orleans Parish. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the commission will vote on whether to retain its taxes at that level, technically an increase because taxpayers will have to pay more out of... more »
  • Mayor Holden's Healthy BR Initiative wins national AHA award

    July 14, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE -The American Hospital Association announced Tuesday that Mayor-President Kip Holden's Healthy BR Initiative is one of five programs nationwide to receive the NOVA award for improving community health. "This award is really honoring a collaborative effort, and shows what can be accomplished when health-care providers put aside their... more »
  • Iberville school board denies request for charter school

    July 14, 2015 11:13 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - After the Iberville Parish School Board denied its application to open a charter school, the group of North Iberville parents and community leaders pushing for the school will now have to appeal to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Advocate reports the board's unanimous... more »
  • Bossier community college, LSU sign engineering agreement

    July 10, 2015 1:32 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Officials with Bossier Parish Community College and LSU-Baton Rouge have signed an articulation agreement between the two schools The agreement says students who earn an Associate of Science degree in Engineering at BPCC will be able to transfer all credit hours to Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Laptop program in Ascension schools grows Play Video

    July 8, 2015 6:38 PM

    SORENTO - A program providing laptops for Ascension Parish students is growing. The school board approved adding an additional 5,000 computers for students to take home to the 12,000 they already have. That will let the district give laptops to fifth graders this coming school year. The goal... more »
  • Southern parishes moving forward with BP settlement

    July 7, 2015 8:44 AM

    ST. TAMMANY- Southern parishes are moving forward with the BP oil spill settlement. The St. Tammany council adopted a resolution authorizing the parish president to sign off on the deal worth more than $16 million. In 2010, tar balls from the oil spill washed into Lake Ponchartrain and... more »
  • Former NOPD officer pleads guilty to high-speed chase

    June 23, 2015 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS -- A former veteran of the New Orleans Police Department pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to a high-speed chase over the Causeway Bridge, according to a WWLTV.com report . Causeway police in 2013 attempted to pull over a car driven by Gary Calico after an officer... more »
  • Citizens considers rate increase for coastal customer

    May 15, 2015 8:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- More than 65,000 homeowners in coastal parishes covered by the state's insurer of last resort could see their rates jump 10 percent after Aug. 16. Under state law, Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. must charge 10 percent more than private insurance companies. However, the state Legislature passed a... more »
  • Milldale Road Bridge closure has some frustrated Play Video

    May 14, 2015 5:54 PM

    ZACHARY - The closure of the Milldale Road bridge has some residents boiling in frustration. "I've done had it," Andrew Theriot told News 2 Thursday, after he was asked about the bridge being closed for two years. A state inspection in 2013 revealed rotting pilings supporting the bridge,... more »
  • Ascension working on debris pickup plans

    April 28, 2015 5:11 PM

    GONZALES - The parish president's office said they're still working on plans to get storm debris in Ascension Parish picked up after Monday's severe weather. Parish President Tommy Martinez said they're still checking how much damage the trees, limbs, debris and brush blown down by Monday's strong winds and... more »
  • Zachary bridge to get repairs in late spring Play Video

    January 29, 2015 5:41 PM

    ZACHARY - A bridge which has been shut down for nearly two years has got some residents getting impatient. The parish said they're on schedule with the process of getting a replacement at the Milldale Road bridge that's over Beaver Creek. Some residents said it's taking too long.... more »
  • France mobilizes 10,000 security forces after attacks

    January 12, 2015 3:40 AM

    PARIS, France - French security forces are mobilizing in their search for what the prime minister called a "probably accomplice" to three days of bloodshed and terror around the capital, as well as to try to ensure the safety of the French people. Manuel Valls said the search is urgent... more »
  • $7,000 reward offered in black bear death

    December 24, 2014 3:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A $7,000 reward is available for information leading to whoever's responsible for the illegal killing of a black bear found in Avoyelles Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Operation Game Thief program and its foundation are contributing $2,000 while The Humane Society of the United... more »
  • Holidays marred by thefts at two churches

    December 23, 2014 5:29 AM

    FRANKLINTON - Congregations at a pair of Washington Parish churches are fuming after recent burglaries. The first occurred at Holy Family Catholic Church in Franklinton. When people showed up for mass, they realized money for the parish's youth group had been stolen from the church's office. There was similar... more »
  • Lighting Santa's way with bonfires, gumbo Play Video

    December 22, 2014 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Christmas tradition continues this weekend in St. James Parish. Dozens of bonfire structures have already popped up near Gramercy and Lutcher. They're used to light the way for Santa on Christmas Eve. Family and friends spend weeks constructing the elaborate structures. Some are as tall... more »
  • Tiger on loose spotted near Disneyland Paris

    November 13, 2014 7:13 AM

    PARIS, France - French authorities say a young tiger is on the loose near Disneyland Paris. The town of Montevrain sent a news alert on its Facebook page Thursday saying the young tiger was spotted in the brush behind some tennis courts and a soccer field. The field is about... more »
  • 'Person of interest' wanted in Ascension Parish burglaries

    September 17, 2014 2:10 PM

    PRARIEVILLE- Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are searching for Sean Patterson, of Prarieville. Patterson is a "person of interest" in numerous threats and burglaries. Patterson also has an active bench warrant for cruelty to animals. Anyone with any information on Patterson's whereabouts, is urged to... more »
  • Ascension Parish amends dog control ordinance

    September 5, 2014 2:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Council has amended its animal control ordinance to better track and control dogs considered a threat to the public. Dogs declared as "dangerous" under the new ordinance's wording must now have a special tag, which comes with a $10 initial registration fee to the owner and... more »
  • Iberville Parish deputy crashes in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 2, 2014 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries after an early Tuesday morning crash in Baton Rouge. It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. when the deputy was on his way to work. According to investigators,... more »
  • St. John purging water system after amoeba found Play Video

    August 28, 2014 2:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba. The state Department of Health and Hospitals said the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in the water system... more »
  • St. Helena Parish makes strides in bridge construction Play Video

    August 21, 2014 3:56 PM

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish is coming closer and closer to finishing a project they started at the beginning of the year. A total of 5 bridges are a part of a project that the parish has started in order to rebuild the old structures. Residents say the... more »
  • Lawyers huddle at federal court on jail reforms

    July 14, 2014 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the city of New Orleans, the New Orleans sheriff and inmates at the city's notoriously dangerous jail have been meeting for hours in federal court to discuss a plan to house mentally ill New Orleans prisoners at the state's Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel.... more »
  • Authorities looking for escaped inmate

    July 7, 2014 6:37 AM

    AMITE - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from Tangipahoa Parish jail late last night. Verdale Anthony Moore, 20, was jailed in February on charges relating to the shooting death of 37-year-old Sandra Butler of Independence. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says he's dedicating all available... more »
  • Teen accused of lighting house on fire after fight

    July 1, 2014 3:17 PM

    WALKER - Authorities arrested a Livingston Parish teen after they said he set fire to his aunt's house in Walker. Deputies charged Benjamin Fontenot, 19, with aggravated arson in connection with the Tuesday morning fire. Investigators said Fontenot had a fight with his aunt, who owned the home,... more »
  • Waterways to remain closed in Ascension, Livingston parishes

    June 3, 2014 4:15 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said on Tuesday that officials from Ascension, St. James, and Livingston parishes have agreed to extend the closure of all inland waterways to recreational boating traffic. The inland waterways, closed to reactional traffic after last week's flooding, include the Amite River, Diversion... more »
  • Waterways closed in Livingston, Ascension parishes

    May 29, 2014 1:49 PM

    LIVINGSTON - All waterways in Livingston Parish and some in Ascension Parish have been ordered to close, effective 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said all waterways in their parish would be closed until further notice due to high waters. Ascension Parish OHSEP Director Rick... more »
  • Collector's cars recovered in Livingston Parish Play Video

    May 14, 2014 2:26 PM

    WALKER - Deputies accused two Livingston Parish men recently of stealing a pair of classic cars and wrecking one of them. Sheriff's deputies arrested Royal Rhodus, 22, and Beaux Melancon, 23, on May 7 and accused them of stealing a pair of classic Corvettes from a Walker showroom. ... more »
  • Support grows to stall levee construction Play Video

    April 1, 2014 8:56 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Neighboring parishes are teaming up to study the impact of a proposed levee system before construction can begin. "Let's really look at the whole region," Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said. Ricks and the Livingston Parish Council are urging leaders of a proposed levee system around... more »
  • Search underway for work program escapee

    March 13, 2014 12:13 PM

    COVINGTON - Law enforcement in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes are looking for a man they say escaped from a workforce program and abducted his girlfriend from a Covington convenience store. Investigators say Christopher Ricker left the workforce facility around 4:00 a.m. Thursday and abducted his girlfriend soon after.... more »
  • DOTD begins work on I-12 widening project in Livingston Parish

    March 7, 2014 2:54 PM

    WALKER- Construction work has begun on the I-12 widening project in Livingston Parish. DOTD officials say they have started work on the $26.5 million project to widen nearly 4 miles of I-12 from four to six lanes from Walker to half a mile west of Satsuma. During construction,... more »
  • 2 die, 3 escape in St. Landry Parish house fire

    March 3, 2014 3:27 PM

    LAWTELL- An early morning house fire in St. Landry Parish has claimed the lives a 72 year-old man and his wife. It happened just after 4 a.m. Monday at the couple's home in Lawtell. Investigators say Willis Semien and his 66 year-old wife, Lou Anna Semien, died in... more »
  • Flooding closes several Ascension roads

    February 26, 2014 2:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Another road in Ascension Parish has been barricaded due to backwater flooding near the Amite River and Bayou Manchac. That's according to parish president, Tommy Martinez. Broussard road has been added to the list of barricaded roads. Barricades remain at Airport Drive, Kay Drive, Idle Hour... more »
  • Teen killed in Ascension Parish crash

    February 19, 2014 3:20 PM

    SORRENTO - A teen from Livingston is dead following a single vehicle crash this morning in Ascension Parish. State Police say around 9:15 a.m., 19 year-old Derek Boully was headed east on LA Highway 22, when he lost control and ran off the road. His vehicle rolled several times,... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish opens warming shelters

    January 28, 2014 2:47 PM

    TANGIPAHOA- The current winter storm, along with the probability of wide spread power outages, has caused officials in Tangipahoa Parish to open three warming shelters. Beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, residents can head to the gym at Kentwood High Magnet School, Amite Westside Middle School and Hammond Junior High... more »
  • 7 arrested for vehicle burglaries in Ascension Parish

    January 22, 2014 2:24 PM

    GONZALES- Authorities in Ascension Parish have arrested seven individuals for a number of vehicle burglaries in thefts. The thefts have happened since November in the Gonzales, Prarieville and St. Amant areas. 18 year-old Keylon Barrow, 17 year-old Christopher Heard, 17 year-old Deontre Joseph and 20 year-old Delynn Ricks,... more »
  • Deputy, pastor drowns while fishing

    January 17, 2014 3:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies said a man who served as a local pastor and part-time deputy with the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office drowned while fishing Friday afternoon. Lt. Col. Archer Lee said that search crews found the body of Earnis James in a lake near the Rosemound... more »
  • 6 students charged with terrorizing in Livingston Parish

    January 17, 2014 2:31 PM

    WATSON- Six students at Live Oak High School in Livingston Parish have been arrested, after they were found to be involved in what appeared to be a a plot to damage the school, as well as harm students. Deputies say the students claimed it was all part of a... more »
  • Woman wanted in connection with theft in Livingston Parish

    January 16, 2014 3:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for help in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in connection with an ongoing theft case. In October, a theft complaint was made at a home on Burgess Avenue in Denham Springs, involving a large amount of missing... more »
  • Boil advisory issued for parts of East Feliciana Parish

    January 9, 2014 3:22 PM

    CLINTON- A boil advisory has been issued for parts of East Feliciana Parish. Residents who live in water district #7, or Highway 10 east of River Road, are urged to boil their water before consuming it. There's no word on when the advisory will be lifted. more »
  • 3 arrested in Ascension Parish meth lab bust

    December 31, 2013 1:49 PM

    GONZALES- Three people are now behind bars, after detectives found a meth lab inside a home in Gonzales. Detectives arrested Scott Roussel, Seth Finley and Kandi Pierre for manufacturing meth at the home in the 14000 block of Mire Road. All three were booked into the Ascension Parish... more »
  • Livingston council considering veto override

    December 30, 2013 11:23 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Members of the Livingston Parish Council are considering an override of a budget veto by Parish President Layton Ricks. Ricks vetoed the budget on December 19, saying it didn't contain tax money dedicated to road work and other projects. Ricks says he will operate under the... more »
  • Rapides school district to purchase up to 50 buses

    December 12, 2013 8:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA- More than 20 school buses in the Rapides Parish School District are older than the students they carry. Twenty-four of the local school district's fleet are from 1998 - most purchased used in 2003 - and are the oldest of those used for daily routes. Rapides' Director of Transportation... more »
  • Man charged with false billing for Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish

    December 5, 2013 2:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A former Livingston Parish contractor accused of falsifying billing invoices and theft related to parish Hurricane Gustav cleanup work, is now facing dozens of charges. The 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office filed a bill of information Tuesday charging Corey Delahoussaye with 73 counts of filing or maintaining... more »
  • Battle lines drawn over Livingston Parish budget

    December 2, 2013 2:27 PM

    LIVINGSTON- The stage is set for a showdown among Livingston Parish officials over spending when the Parish Council considers adopting a 2014 budget on Thursday. The chairmen of the council and its finance committee said amendments to the administration's proposed budget likely will be numerous, though neither would say whether... more »
  • Battle lines drawn over Livingston Parish budget

    December 2, 2013 9:45 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. - The stage is set for a showdown among Livingston Parish officials over spending when the Parish Council considers adopting a 2014 budget on Thursday The chairmen of the council and its finance committee said amendments to the administration's proposed budget likely will be numerous, though neither would... more »
  • School memo promotes do-overs on tests Play Video

    November 20, 2013 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new policy endorsed by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Central Office grants students at certain schools the right to re-do assignments and re-take tests regardless of their grade. Belaire and Tara High Schools were the first to roll out the new policy defining... more »
  • Two arrested in assault of dead man Play Video

    November 5, 2013 6:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police arrested two men they said assaulted Willie Francis, 23, of Bayou Vista a few days before he was found shot to death. Joshua Donnel Robertson and Taj Broussard are not linked to the murder, but investigators have not ruled them out. Morgan City Police... more »
  • Man found guilty of exploiting elderly

    October 9, 2013 11:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Sentencing has been set for December for a Livingston Parish man recently convicted of exploiting an elderly woman with dementia. A jury found 43-year-old Gary Gorman guilty of exploitation of the infirmed on Oct. 1. Prosecutors said Gorman took advantage of a 75-year-old woman by making her... more »

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