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Railroad Avenue roadway getting refreshed

Railroad Avenue in Donaldsonville is getting a makeover. Business owners say construction on the busy street will create parking problems, however they're hopeful in the end it will create more business.

Car burglaries alarm residents in Central: suspect in custody

A man is behind bars accused of breaking into numerous cars last night. Some people in a small Central subdivision woke up to cracked windows and missing items from their cars.

St. Charles Parish Deputy killed in crash while responding to emergency call

An on-duty deputy was killed in a car crash that happened while he was responding to an emergency call.

Environmental activists say they're concerned battery about plant closure

The Baton Rouge Battery Recycling Plant is in the process of shutting down, and local environmental activists said they're concerned.

Unrestrained driver killed after car crashes into ditch, hits house

On Sunday, August 4 shortly after 7:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 1161 near St. John Road in Evangeline Parish. The crash took the life of Monique R.

Governor Jindal declares State of Emergency due to chemical hazard caused by train derailment

Governor Bobby Jindal declared a State of Emergency due to a train derailment and leak of hazardous materials in St. Landry Parish.

$1 billion industrial project breaks ground in Jefferson Parish

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal, together with Incitec Pivot Limited Chairman Paul Brasher and Cornerstone Chemical CEO Greg Zoglio, broke ground on a $1.025 billion project that combines construction of Dyno Nobel’s $850 million ammonia pla

Overturned 18-wheeler shuts down I-110 in both directions

An overturned 18-wheeler on I-110 is causing some major delays. Roads are shut down in both directions. The Baton Rouge Police Department is working the crash. It happened near the North 22nd Street exit at 10:40 a.m. on Monday, August 4.

Skydiving instructor dies, student critically injured after jump gone awry

Two by two, the tandem skydivers leapt into the clouds over southern Mississippi, a routine plunge from thousands of feet in the air.

GOP lawmakers split over threatening to shut down government over Obamacare

After members of Congress return from their monthlong recess, Washington will brace for yet another budget battle that entails reaching an agreement to continue funding the government beyond September 30.