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Change to Louisiana Safe Haven Law extends cutoff age to 60 days

Effective August 1, a parent can use the Louisiana Safe Haven law to relinquish a baby up until they are 60 days old. Previously the age limit was 30 days.

People who depend on LA Swift take their last ride

It was an emergency fix that lasted nearly 8 years. The LA Swift bus service made its final trips between Baton Rouge and New Orleans Wednesday.

Investigation continues into drowning death of teen at water park; name released

An investigation surrounding the death of a 14-year-old boy at a water park in Denham Springs continues today. Investigators say it could be several days before it’s complete.

Wife of former Governor Edwin Edwards announces she is in labor

Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is set to become a father again. Trina Scott Edwards announced on Facebook just before 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31 that she is in labor.

EBR Schools hosts Back to School Expo Saturday at Cortana Mall

All the EBR Schools students and their families, as well as community members and employees, are invited to help the district kick off the 2013-2014 school year in style at the Back to School Expo from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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.