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EBR Schools hosts Back to School Expo Saturday at Cortana Mall

All the EBR Schools students and their families, as well as community members and employees, are invited to help the district kick off the 2013-2014 school year in style at the Back to School Expo from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Teen dies after crashing ATV in Red River Parish

A 16-year-old died early today after he crashed his ATV. Officials say he was not wearing a helmet.

O.J. Simpson granted parole, not freed yet

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Wednesday on some charges related to his 2008 armed robbery convictions. But he won't be freed from prison just yet because his sentences were to be served consecutively.

Carl Dabadie, Jr. selected as new chief of BRPD

Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden announced today that he is appointing Carl Robert Dabadie, Jr. as the city’s next Police Chief.

Entergy to cut 5 percent of workforce nationwide; 240 in Louisiana

Entergy announced on Tuesday, July 30 that the company is laying off about 5 percent of its workforce. The cuts will occur at their stations located across the country.

Home prices keep soaring

Home prices continued to gain steam in May according to a closely-watched reading, even as mortgage rates climbed.

Anti-Muslim slant by American media giants reaps criticism

A scholar of world religions writes a book about Jesus. A woman, whose politician husband is caught in a sex scandal twice, decides to stand by him. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Final ride for Edgard/Reserve ferry

Commuters in St. John the Baptist Parish are getting ready to say goodbye their beloved Edgard/Reserve Ferry. The DOTD officials announced the ferry will make its last ride today, Wednesday.

One hospitalized after two trains collide in Vivian; cleanup continues

Clean up is underway tonight in Vivian, La. after two trains collided this morning.

Pedestrian wearing dark clothing struck by car, killed

On Tuesday, July 30, shortly before 2:30 am, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on LA Hwy 700 north of Pershing Road in Vermilion Parish.