Local News

DOTD seeking design-build firm to construct section of I-49 South

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) alerting contractors and consultants that the department is seeking a design-build firm to construct the next section of I-49 South from just nort

Cinco de Mayo: Have fun but don't drink & drive

Over the years, Cinco de Mayo has grown in the United States to become a popular celebration of Hispanic culture. Unfortunately, such celebrations sometimes involve consuming margaritas and other alcoholic beverages, then driving.

New Roads honors memory of Beulah Morris with candlelight vigil

The town of New Roads struggles to understand the death of Beulah Morris nearly two weeks ago. But Friday night, they began the healing process with a candlelight vigil outside her home.

Do you wear YOUR seatbelt? Factual answers for common excuses

Through the course of their career, Troopers hear every excuse imaginable for a driver's behavior while behind the wheel. Among these, Troopers find seatbelt misconceptions and myths are widespread.

BREC: 'Bozie' the elephant goes to Washington

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is announcing that Bozie, its 37-year-old female Asian elephant, will be moving to the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C.

Armed robbers tie up two teenage boys during home invasion; suspects wanted

Two teenage boys were tied up after two men broke into their home and robbed the place, officials say.

SCAM ALERT: Harassing caller claims to be from Bureau of Crime Investigations

Officials in St. Mary Parish are warning residents about a potential scam from a caller who claims to be from the Bureau of Crime Investigations.

Fats Domino's white piano makes its post-Katrina return

No doubt, repairing Hurricane Katrina damage can have a domino effect. That's certainly the case for Fats Domino's white grand piano.

Dogs graduate inmate training

Friday was graduation day for three of Dixon Correctional Institute residents. Three young dogs are well on their way to becoming service dogs.

Denham Springs oil tank fire subsided, evacuees ready to return home

Over 30 Denham Springs families were left out of their homes as two oil tanks burned out after catching on fire.