Local News

Geismar community alarmed by first shooting in years

One person is wanted, another is dead and a normally quiet community is rattled. Deputies say 18-year-old Richard Gauthier played a part in the first murder in the small town in decades.

Red Cross to accept tornado relief donations at Super Regional

The American Red Cross will be on hand at Alex Box Stadium this weekend for the NCAA Super Regional baseball games to take donations for tornado relief in the state of Oklahoma.

Multiple suspects sought in Geismar homicide case

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in solving a homicide in Geismar. Detectives are searching for a number of suspects and two suspect vehicles.

BRPD investigating shooting at College Drive apartment complex

The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently investigating an apartment complex on College Drive.

Man indicted for raping 7-year-old boy, exposing him to AIDS virus

A 29-year-old Carencro man has been indicted for allegedly raping a child and knowingly exposing him to the AIDS virus.

Two women arrested for forging prescriptions

Two Livingston Parish women have been arrested after using forged prescriptions to get pharmaceuticals from an Ascension Parish pharmacy.

2-alarm warehouse fire caused by electrical malfunction; ruled accident

Investigators have determined that an electrical malfunction is to blame for causing a 2-alarm fire at the Associated Grocers warehouse facility near Bluebonnet.

Woman steals nursing home employee's wallet, goes on spending spree

Zachary police are looking for a woman that used stolen credit cards to purchase $750 in merchandise. a wallet from a nursing home employee's purse and went onspending spree.

Plaquemine woman killed in crash after car flips, hits tree

A woman was killed in an Iberville Parish crash after her vehicle flipped and struck a tree, ejecting her from the car.

I-10 widening to affect Siegen, Highland for next few weeks

Over the next two to three weeks, motorists can expect lane/ramp closures and changes in the traffic configuration on I-10 between Siegen Lane and Highland Road as crews will begin shifting traffic to the new travel lanes as work on this sectio