Local News

Department of Debt Recovery officially created

Louisiana is getting into the bill collecting business. Tens of millions owed to the state could soon be coming back to it, thanks to the newly created Department of Debt Recovery.

Authorities searching for rapist in Ascension Parish

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Offie is looking for a rape suspect. Justo Venegas is wanted for forcible rape.

Two drunk women arrested for telling 10-year-old to drive them home

Two women were arrested after they allegedly told a 10-year-old to drive the car because they were too intoxicated.

Motorcyclist killed in Concordia Parish crash

A single vehicle crash killed a man from Vidalia. Troopers responded to the crash around 2:20 p.m. on June 11 on LA Hwy 566. The crash involved a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by David M. Welch, 33.

Terrilynn Monette memorial services scheduled for California, New Orleans

Two memorial services will honor the life of school teacher Terrilynn Monette. The first will be held in her hometown, and the second in New Orleans.

Baton Rouge Zoo announces the arrival of Red River Hogs

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the arrival two new Red River Hogs from the Jackson Zoo in Jackson, Miss.

Man caught decapitating alligators also found in possession of crystal meth

A Ferriday man is accused of illegally killing alligators by removing their heads. When they searched the man’s home, they also found him in possession of crystal meth.

Police search for suspect in fatal shooting on North Sherwood Forest

Officials have confirmed that the coroner has been called to the scene of a shooting on North Sherwood Forest. We’re told one person was found shot to death at around 11:00 a.m. in the 2100 block of North Sherwood Forest.

LSU fans gearing up for Omaha; College World Series

LSU baseball fans are gearing up for the trip to Omaha this weekend. They're booking flights, rooms, and putting together budgets for food and tickets. For Chris Guillot, he said no matter the cost, he will be at the games.

Baker city council: 'We're broke'

The financial problems in Baker are worse than city leaders thought. And the budget they approved Tuesday night does nothing to solve them.