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Denham Springs police officer dies after motorcycle crash

With a heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the loss of Denham Springs Police Department Officer James Foster.

Raccoon causes garbage truck to crash on Christmas Eve

A raccoon caused a garbage truck to crash on Christmas Eve, according to the Gonzales Police Department. It happened after the driver unloaded a dumpster at the Verizon Wireless store on North Airline Highway.

Man dies in house fire on Myrtle Street

Authorities are investigating a house fire that killed a man in the 800 block of Myrtle Street. Mark Miles, a fire department spokesperson, says crews arrived around 2:42 a.m. to find flames coming out of the front of the house.

Teens steal limo from Napoleonville funeral home

Two young men are now in jail after stealing a limousine from a Napoleonville funeral home, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Woman arrested for death of her 2-year-old daughter

Candice Shanee Smith, 21 has been arrested on charges of Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles in connection to the death of her two-year-old daughter, Da’Laijah Smith.

Fire damages home of former LSU and Saints Cornerback

Fire damaged the home of former LSU and Saints star Randall "Blue" Gay this afternoon. St. George Fire responded to Gay's home in the Mallard Lake subdivision off Hoo Shoo Too Road just after 4 p.m.

Ascension Parish Christmas Tree recycling starts January 2nd

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today parish government will hold a Christmas tree recycle drop-off event on Friday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

BRFD investigating apartment fire on North Foster Drive

Fire officials are trying to figure out what caused an early morning fire at the Crillion apartment complex on North Foster Drive.

I-10 West now open at Lobdell after big rig fire

UPDATE (2:12 p.m.): Louisiana State Police say that both lanes of I-10 West near Grosse Tete is now open.   (12:42 p.m.): – Traffic is no longer detoured from I-10 West to LA 415, following an earlier incident that remains blocking the right lane at Mile Marker 144 (before Grosse Tete).

How your trash could make you a target for burglary

The Baton Rouge Police Department want you to be aware of what you put on the curb for trash pickup.