Local News

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.

Two Prairieville men arrested after officers witness drug deal

Two Ascension Parish men have been arrested on drug charges. On July 1, detectives saw the occupants of two vehicles making what appeared to be a drug deal in the parking lot of a business in Dutchtown.

People in Zachary welcome new four-day work week for city hall

Alice Lejeune works and lives in Zachary. She has a busy schedule, so she welcomes the four-day work week for City Hall.

Waste Management offers tips for a safe and sustainable July 4 holiday

Just as family barbeques, fireworks and parties are being planned for Independence Day, Waste Management asks its customers to keep a few safety and environmental tips in mind.

Police looking driver of dump truck who caused fatal crash on I-12 near Airline

A 74-year-old woman died in a crash on I-12 yesterday afternoon, and police are looking for the hit-and-run driver believed to have caused it.

Olinde’s partners with Red Cross, raises $14,000

A new “partners in preparedness” project between Olinde’s Furniture and the American Red Cross in south Louisiana has raised $14,000 for local disaster relief efforts – in just one portion of the project.