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Three arrested for Boothville meth lab

Three men have been charged with operating a methamphetamine lab in Boothville on July 1.

City of Zachary installs utility payment kiosk

A new self-service kiosk, located in the front exterior wall of Zachary's City Hall Annex will soon be accessible to accept residents' utility payments. the service will begin on Monday, August 5.

Young child found alone, wandering in parking lot; guardian arrested

A Baton Rouge woman was arrested after the child she was babysitting was found wandering alone in a parking lot. She was already wanted by police for an outstanding warrant related to a DWI arrest.

Man strikes resident with door when breaking into home, steals nothing

A Church Point man has been arrested after breaking into a home and stealing nothing from it. Shortly after 4:30 a.m. on July 2, an elderly resident reported a home invasion on St. Louis Street near Church Point.

Law enforcement to be out enforcing DWI laws this July 4 holiday

Officers from law enforcement agencies across Louisiana will be working overtime during the Independence Day holiday in an effort to save lives by removing impaired drivers from the state's roads.

Judges rules to keep dangerous rail crossings closed

A judge ruled that a handful of dangerous railroad crossings in Tangipahoa Parish will stay closed, at least for now. "Everybody was caught off guard," said resident Melvin McEliwee.

Fourth of July events for Lafayette area

All across the country, towns will be celebrating the Fourth of July in their own, unique ways.  Here is a list of events going on in the Lafayette area:

Protecting Louisiana: Local organization works to heal Atchafalaya Basin's 'dead zones'

 The Atchafalaya is the country's largest river/swamp, with more than 1 million acres of swamps, bayous, bottomland hardwoods and backwater lakes. Some say it's the heart of southern Louisiana.

Well known Baton Rouge golf course closes with moments notice

The Oaks at Sherwood public golf course had a four and half year run, but now it's shutting down. They say it's because of financial issues.

Eagle escapes from Baton Rouge Zoo; bird has limited flight abilities

Earlier this morning, one of the male eagles on exhibit at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo escaped. Zoo officials and staff are actively searching for the bird, and are asking for the public’s help should it be spotted in the area.