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City of Zachary installs utility payment kiosk

A new self-service kiosk, located in the front exterior wall of Zachary's City Hall Annex will soon be accessible to accept residents' utility payments. the service will begin on Monday, August 5.

Law enforcement to be out enforcing DWI laws this July 4 holiday

Officers from law enforcement agencies across Louisiana will be working overtime during the Independence Day holiday in an effort to save lives by removing impaired drivers from the state's roads.

Judges rules to keep dangerous rail crossings closed

A judge ruled that a handful of dangerous railroad crossings in Tangipahoa Parish will stay closed, at least for now. "Everybody was caught off guard," said resident Melvin McEliwee.

Fourth of July events for Lafayette area

All across the country, towns will be celebrating the Fourth of July in their own, unique ways.  Here is a list of events going on in the Lafayette area:

Protecting Louisiana: Local organization works to heal Atchafalaya Basin's 'dead zones'

 The Atchafalaya is the country's largest river/swamp, with more than 1 million acres of swamps, bayous, bottomland hardwoods and backwater lakes. Some say it's the heart of southern Louisiana.

Well known Baton Rouge golf course closes with moments notice

The Oaks at Sherwood public golf course had a four and half year run, but now it's shutting down. They say it's because of financial issues.

Eagle escapes from Baton Rouge Zoo; bird has limited flight abilities

Earlier this morning, one of the male eagles on exhibit at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo escaped. Zoo officials and staff are actively searching for the bird, and are asking for the public’s help should it be spotted in the area.

People in Zachary welcome new four-day work week for city hall

Alice Lejeune works and lives in Zachary. She has a busy schedule, so she welcomes the four-day work week for City Hall.

Waste Management offers tips for a safe and sustainable July 4 holiday

Just as family barbeques, fireworks and parties are being planned for Independence Day, Waste Management asks its customers to keep a few safety and environmental tips in mind.

Olinde’s partners with Red Cross, raises $14,000

A new “partners in preparedness” project between Olinde’s Furniture and the American Red Cross in south Louisiana has raised $14,000 for local disaster relief efforts – in just one portion of the project.