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Teen dies after crashing ATV in Red River Parish

A 16-year-old died early today after he crashed his ATV. Officials say he was not wearing a helmet.

Carl Dabadie, Jr. selected as new chief of BRPD

Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden announced today that he is appointing Carl Robert Dabadie, Jr. as the city’s next Police Chief.

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.