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Ascension animal control shelter likely to remain open

Animal lovers in Ascension Parish won a small victory Monday night, when the parish's strategic planning committee recommended to keep the animal shelter open. But the problem of what to do with the shelter is hardly solved.

Double fatal head-on crash caused by attempt to pass vehicle

Two people died Saturday night in a head-on collision that was caused by a driver who attempted to pass another vehicle.

Bayou Corne residents ready for Gov. Jindal visit

People living in Bayou Corne are aggravated. They've waited 7 months to hear Governor Bobby Jindal plans on coming to visit, but they say his visit could help bring comfort to the hurting community.

Pedestrian lying in roadway killed after being struck by vehicle

A 43-year-old man died last night after he was hit by a car. Officials say the man was lying in the roadway at the time of the crash.

State senator proposes reinstating Sunshine Bridge tolls

For years drivers have ridden toll free over the Sunshine Bridge, but state Senator Troy Brown is proposing to do away with all of that by putting the option of a toll to a vote.

Snap shot: Lil’ Boosie completes GED program at Angola

Baton Rouge rapper Lil’ Boosie is now a high school graduate, thanks to the GED program at Angola.

Gov. Jindal vows to help Bayou Corne residents receive buyouts

Governor Bobby Jindal met today with Assumption Parish officials and area legislators to discuss the state’s ongoing response to the sinkhole that formed in the Bayou Corne community as a result of problems with a salt dome cavern mined b

Local fundraising events support children with physical disabilities

Many people have fond childhood memories of learning to ride a bike, but for children with physical and developmental disabilities, it’s a milestone they usually miss out on.

Erin Brockovich gives Bayou Corne residents direction

Bayou Corne residents gathered at town hall meeting to come up with a new game plan, Saturday. They've been out of the their homes now for more than seven months since a massive sinkhole formed August 3.

Embers from burning leaf pile catch garage on fire

Baton Rouge Firefighters helped put out a fire in the 8500 block of Perkins Road. They say it happened around 12:50 p.m.