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Hammond authorities conduct active shooter drill

Everyone needs to be prepared. Even the people who protect us every day.

Independence man accused of molesting a 4-year-old

An Independence man is now in jail on child molestation charges after admitting to being sexually aroused by a 4-year-old, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

I-10 East open near Grosse Tete

UPDATE (2:05 p.m.): All lanes are open I-10 East at Mile Marker 143 (East of Grosse Tete), due to an earlier incident that has cleared.

Chlorine burn continues in St. John Parish until final tests completed

The 60-day mandatory chlorine burn period is over in St. John the Baptist Parish, but chlorine levels will stay high for the next couple weeks.

St. Michael's Evans signs with Cincinnati basketball

 St. Michael senior guard Jacob Evans signed the paperwork to make it official Wednesday. He’s now part of the Cincinnati Bearcat men’s basketball team.

New Roads mayor under investigation

 The mayor of New Roads is in hot water tonight for allegedly racking up more than $100,000 personal charges at the city's expense.

Family of twelve left homeless after fire

A family of 12 is homeless tonight after the home they were renting caught on fire.

Business owners react to traffic issues on Essen

 If you use Essen lane on your daily commute, you usually find yourself in a wall of traffic. "Around 4 to 6,  7  there is usually a lot of traffic," said Ed Bun, owner of Ed's Donuts on Essen Lane.

The Louisiana Mermaid is making a splash in Livingston Parish

We first introduced you to Venessa, "The Louisiana Mermaid" over the summer. Since then, she's been swimming her tail off, making appearances all over South Louisiana.

How to change your smoke alarm battery

We all know how annoying smoke alarms can be. But, they’re our life line when it comes to household fires.