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WANTED: Deputies looking for burglary suspect

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for wanted burglary suspect Jimmy A. Smith, 38, of Albany.

'Protect Children, Not Guns' rally to be held on steps of State Capitol

State Representative Regina Barrow (D-Baton Rouge) will host a National Day of Social Action, a S.T.A.R.S Project, in conjunction with the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools.

Texas man busted in Lafayette with 2.7 pounds of marijuana, 28 grams of marijuana

Over $123,000 worth of cocaine was confiscated in Lafayette last week, and a Texas man is sitting behind bars for being in possession of it.

Seven arrested in Sulphur drug raid

Seven people have been arrested as part of a drug bust in Calcasieu Parish.

Two arrested after burglarizing home near Assumption Parish sinkhole

Assumption Parish authorities have arrested a man and juvenile that burglarized homes in the Bayou Corne area.

Bayou Corne in national spotlight, Residents approve

People living in Bayou Corne are celebrating, because the story of their struggles since the massive sinkhole formed near their homes is gaining national attention.

Natural gas well leak creates 4 mile sheen in Gulf of Mexico; Coast Guard responding

The Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement are responding to a loss of well control event at Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B, a natural gas and crude oil platform located approximately 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon

WANTED: Authorities seek Gonzales TV thieves

Police are looking for two men that stole two televisions from a Gonzales Wal-Mart. On June 22 at around 9:30 pm, two black males stole two 50” LG televisions (total value $1623.16) from the Wal-mart in Gonzales.

Suspect steals elderly woman's wallet, withdraws thousands of dollars

Deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify a woman who stole money from an elderly female’s bank account in Prairieville.

Non-profit that helps disabled starting to feel affects of budget cuts

Twenty five percent of Louisiana’s population struggles with some sort of disability and LATAN (Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network) helps those people succeed.