Local News

One hospitalized after two trains collide in Vivian; cleanup continues

Clean up is underway tonight in Vivian, La. after two trains collided this morning.

Pedestrian wearing dark clothing struck by car, killed

On Tuesday, July 30, shortly before 2:30 am, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on LA Hwy 700 north of Pershing Road in Vermilion Parish.

14-year-old boy drowns at water park in Denham Springs

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s office is investigating the drowning death of a 14-year-old boy at a water park in Denham Springs.

Nationally recognized LSU freshman program kicks off: gets new students excited

It’s an exciting time for the new freshman at LSU, but sometimes, making the transition between high school and college can be tough.

Suspected child predator arrested in Gonzales during undercover operation

This morning, the Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit, aided by federal and local authorities, arrested Thomas Preston Newman, Jr., 26, a suspected child predator.

NAACP hopes to start fresh with new chief

Mayor-President Kip Holden is set to announce his pick for the newest chief of police on Wednesday morning.

Grocery store checkout clerk arrested for allowing friends to take items without paying

A Thibodaux woman has been arrested for allegedly allowing her friends to steal thousands from her employer.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank officials say they need your help

If you have extra canned goods, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank really needs your help. The food bank has been facing some difficulties after two of their trucks were vandalized Monday.

LSU vs. TCU a virtual sellout: Spirit passes on sale for 2013 Cowboys Classic

A limited number of Spirit Passes for the 2013 Cowboys Classic pitting LSU and TCU are now available.

Bond set at $100,000 for man accused of raping juvenile on two occasions

A 44-year-old man is being held on a $100,000 bond for accusations that he raped a juvenile. The Rayne Police Department arrested Steven Blunt on Monday, July 29. He’s charged with two counts of Forcible Rape.