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Entergy to cut 5 percent of workforce nationwide; 240 in Louisiana

Entergy announced on Tuesday, July 30 that the company is laying off about 5 percent of its workforce. The cuts will occur at their stations located across the country.

Final ride for Edgard/Reserve ferry

Commuters in St. John the Baptist Parish are getting ready to say goodbye their beloved Edgard/Reserve Ferry. The DOTD officials announced the ferry will make its last ride today, Wednesday.

‘I be killin’ it’ T-shirt helps police find man accused of stealing from tip jar

A Thibodaux man accused of stealing from the tip jar at a bar is facing additional drug charges after his home was searched. Police were able to identify him due to his descriptive T-shirt.

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.

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.