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Summer increases vehicle-related heat stroke risk for kids

With summer officially started and temperatures reaching the 90s on many days, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission warns motorists not to leave children alone in closed vehicles for even a few minutes.

Off-duty NOPD officer killed by hit-and-run driver; $5,000 reward for arrest

An off-duty police officer was killed over the weekend after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Officials say the officer got out of his car after he was involved in a separate crash.

LSU lakes go to the dogs and kayaks

Man's best friend and his masters found a new way to cool off near the LSU lakes Sunday. It's all part of BREC's pets an paddling event at Wampold Park.

Sinkhole burps again

New reports of increased seismic activity on the sinkhole in Bayou Corne;that's according to Assumption Parish emergency officials.

'Steak Bandit' arrested in Thibodaux

Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Arty Marcel, 49 for Simple Battery and Theft of Goods after he punched the employees of a grocery store in the 200 Block of North Canal Boulevard after they witnessed him con

Former Shreveport cardiology center office manager sentenced for bank fraud

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Vongphanet J. “Joe” Siharath, 40, of Bossier City, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E.

Bayou L'Ourse man arrested for indecent behavior with a juvenile

An Assumption Parish man is behind bars after innapropriately touching a minor. On June 29, a father of a 15-year-old female filed a complaint after his daughter had been sexually assaulted by a man named “Ace”.

Deputies looking for man in witness intimidation case

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested one man for the intimidation of witnesses and are looking for another. James Miskell 18, is charged with Intimidation of a Witness, Simple Battery and Aggravated Assault.

LDWF Gopher Tortoise research underway

 The Louisiana Natural Heritage Program (LNHP), within the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, is currently partaking in habitat restoration and population distribution surveys for gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) within

Roar of motorcycle engines mark patriotic ride

Motorcycle riders helped turn Siegen Lane red white and blue to show support for the military and veterans.