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Central Thruway project almost complete: locals excited

The Central Thruway is nearing its projected completion date after years of construction.

ATC conducting summer crackdown on unlawful sales of alcohol and tobacco to minors

Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert announced that his Agency will conduct an increased number of random compliance checks at alcoholic beverage and tobacco retail outlets statewide during the summer m

Livingston Parish deputies find work release walk-off in Baton Rouge

Authorities caught a man that walked away from his work release program job. Deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office were searching for Tederick Bessie, 30.

Hammond man arrested after stealing two AC units

A man has been placed under arrest in conjunction with the robbery of two air condition units in Hammond. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, was arrested yesterday after being positively identified as the suspect in a burglary.

Last radio transmission reveals pilot knew he was going to crash; Baker investigation continues

The cockpit voice recorder aboard the plane that crashed in Baker is being examined in Washington, DC, according to information provided in the preliminary investigation report.

Police investigating death of toddler in Shreveport; obvious signs of trauma

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 3-year-old child.

WANTED: Man accused of raping female juvenile

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in searching for a Hispanic male, Justo Venegas, 31, who is wanted for forcible rape.

SCAM ALERT: Life Watch scam promises free emergency alert service

An emergency alert service is targeting seniors, scamming them out of money.

Gas line explosion in Washington Parish causes mass power outage; no injuries

Thousands are without power after a 30-inch gas line exploded in Washington Parish. Fortunately, there are no injuries reported.

Sports fans unsure if firing Atlanta radio hosts for Gleason jokes was right decision

Three Atlanta radio personalities were fired Monday, hours after making light of Steve Gleason's fight against ALS.