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  • Driver arrested in Baton Rouge crash that left victim paralyzed

    December 12, 2017 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old is facing several charges after a crash he caused earlier this year left a man permanently paralyzed from the neck down. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, William Whited was arrested for a crash on Somerset Street in Jan. 2017. Police say Whited sped... more »
  • Final flood debris pickup for Denham Springs begins Monday Play Video

    July 23, 2017 11:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The final collection of flood debris in Denham Springs is set to begin Monday. Over the weekend, residents in Denham Springs geared up for the first day of the final pass of debris removal. The debris pickup crews will be hitting the streets starting Monday morning.... more »
  • Two-year Jones Creek Road improvement project wrapping up Play Video

    July 14, 2017 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's a project that's been planned since the early 1990's. Construction on Jones Creek Road is wrapping up today, with people in the Shenandoah area saying it's about time. The improvements have widened the road from Coursey all the way to Tiger Bend. Work... more »
  • Woman recalls terrifying encounter with WBR work release inmate Play Video

    June 29, 2017 11:36 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- A West Baton Rouge Parish work release inmate is under arrest Thursday morning in Iberville Parish, after investigators say he broke into a house and beat up a woman. The incident occurred around 9 a.m., according to Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne. Investigators said... more »
  • 2 Mississippi officers arrested for DUI after parking lot brawl

    June 10, 2017 7:37 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Two Jackson County police officers have been arrested on misdemeanor charges of DUI and disorderly conduct. The Sun Herald reports Moss Point Police Officer Raymond Lia sans Pascagoula Police Officer Michael Ladnier were arrested after sheriff's deputies responded to a call about 8:30 p.m. Friday... more »
  • Mississippi gets $2.9 million to clean up contaminated sites

    June 3, 2017 12:37 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Federal officials are awarding $2.9 million to Mississippi to clean up pollution from contaminated sites. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says the nine brownfield grants are the most Mississippi has ever received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Brownfields are property where pollutants complicate reuse. Vicksburg... more »
  • Police: Mississippi man locked disabled child in hot car to punish mom

    May 24, 2017 1:28 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A Mississippi man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl's mother. Thirty-one-year-old Brandon Windham was arrested last Thursday after witnesses said he walked away from a car with... more »
  • APSO: 'Family matter' causes road closure on Hwy. 42 in Prairieville

    May 14, 2017 6:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says a "family matter" was the cause for a closure on Highway 42 Sunday. The incident occurred around 3:40 p.m. on LA 42 near Cully Broussard Road in Prairieville. APSO says deputies responded to an incident involving a "family matter" in the... more »
  • Ohio mom made up story about 4-year-old in stolen car

    January 30, 2017 5:03 PM

    COLUMBUS - Police say an Ohio woman who said her 4-year-old daughter was sleeping in her car when it was stolen made up the story so officers would quickly find the vehicle. Columbus police say the car was located Monday morning and the child was found unharmed. But police had... more »
  • Georgia couple gets 20 years in prison for locking son in basement

    January 30, 2017 1:28 PM

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A former Georgia Tech linebacker and his wife face 20 years in prison for locking their son in a basement for 18 months and for neglecting another son's cancerous skin tumor. Local news media reports say Recardo and Therian Wimbush also sentenced Monday to 10 years of... more »
  • Man arrested for setting van on fire after threatening to blow it up

    January 30, 2017 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested for setting a van on fire after threatening to blow it up during an argument with a woman. Orlan Alley, 60, was arrested for one charge of communication of planned arson. The incident happened on Jan. 29 in the 10000 block... more »
  • Man arrested for threatening to blow up building in Houma

    January 11, 2017 6:38 PM

    HOUMA – A man wanted for making threats to blow up a building in Houma was arrested, according to Louisiana State Police. Daniel Neville, 54, was arrested on charges of disturbing the peace, communicating false information of planned arson along with entry and remaining where forbidden. On Nov. 3,... more »
  • Curbside Christmas tree collection for EBR begins Jan. 9

    January 9, 2017 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The City-Parish will begin collecting Christmas trees for its recycle program on Jan. 9. Trees will be collected for East Baton Rouge residents, except for Baker and Zachary. Trees should be placed curbside between Jan. 9 and Jan. 21. According to parish officials, there will... more »
  • City officials working to remove trash pile from front of Central subdivision

    December 27, 2016 5:41 PM

    CENTRAL – The city is working to get a trash pile in front of a Central subdivision cleaned up. The effort is in response to a report News 2 aired on Monday that showed trash being dumped in a huge pile on the corner of Frenchtown Road near the... more »
  • Final flood debris pick up in Central on Jan. 4

    December 27, 2016 4:04 PM

    CENTRAL – The City of Central has arranged for a final flood debris pick up on Jan. 4. According to city officials, the final pass is due to the number of requests that have been received. Officials say that each street will be picked up throughout the city. ... more »
  • Gas prices up 4 cents to $2.29 a gallon

    October 9, 2016 2:22 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has risen four cents over the past two weeks to $2.29 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that retailers and refiners have upped their prices in response to a rise in the cost of... more »
  • Gas prices up 4 cents to $2.25 a gallon

    September 25, 2016 3:31 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has risen four cents over the past two weeks to $2.25 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that retailers and refiners have upped their prices in response to a rise in the cost of... more »
  • La. edges up, but still near bottom in education rankings

    January 8, 2015 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana is still ranked near the bottom in the annual "Quality Counts" survey released by the publication Education Week. But the state did edge up from 49th last year to 44th in the latest rankings, which were released Thursday. The Quality Counts survey this year gives the state... more »
  • La. casino winnings edge up from June 2013

    July 24, 2014 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier. State gambling revenues totaled $202.4 million in June 2013. Revenues rose at six of the 14 riverboat casinos, most notably at Margaritaville. Its $9.8 million take... more »

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