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Dewey Breaux Road bridge closed for repairs in Ascension

Parish officials have closed a bridge located on Dewey Breaux Road in Gonzales until further notice. Crews will replace the bridge with box culverts. The bridge crosses over the Calbasse Canal.

Governor Jindal signs bills into law

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 431.

LDWF agents participating in Operation Dry Water this weekend

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division (LDWF/LED) agents will take part in Operation Dry Water from June 28-30 with increased patrols for boaters operating or driving a boat while intoxicated (DWI) enforcement a

Eco-friendly bags might not be so friendly to your health

The trend nationwide is to be more "eco-friendly" and many people are doing so by using reusable grocery bags. But this "green" alternative to plastic might be making you sick.

Narcotics detectives bust two men on multitude of drug charges

Two residents of St. Mary Parish have been arrested after a search of their home produced multiple types of illegal drugs. On June 26, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated a home in Four Corners, LA.

Police: Man left young mentally disabled child alone in home

A Baton Rouge Police officer went to investigate a littering complaint but found a case of child desertion instead. The mentally disabled child did not know how to get out of the home, or call for help if case of an emergency.

Father also arrested for death of 11-month-old child; charged with First-Degree Murder

The father of the 11-month-old child who died earlier this week was arrested today and charged with First-Degree Murder. As he was being transported to Parish Prison, he protested the charges.

LSU baseball attendance No. 1 for 18th straight year

LSU is No. 1 in the final 2013 college baseball attendance rankings, marking the 18th straight season in which the Tigers have led the nation in total attendance.

Man burns down home after trying to make meth

An Amite man has been arrested after accidently burning down his home while he tried to make meth.

Louisiana Chimp Haven celebrates win for chimpanzees used for testing

Chimp Haven learned today that National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr.