Local News

Officer suspended for unauthorized discharge of weapon

Gonzales Police Chief Sherman Jackson today confirmed that an officer within his department was recently suspended due to an incident where his firearm discharged at a local establishment.

Earl K. Long in final stages of shutting down

The last steps have been taken to shut down Earl K Long hospital. The state civil service board approved LSU's plan to close the hospital and transfer its services to Our Lady of the Lake.

Dukes of Hazzard Family Reunion to come back to Livingston Parish

Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke are coming back to Livingston Parish. The Dukes of Hazzard are hitting the parish for the Second Annual Duke's Family Reunion, Concert & Car Show.

Suspects wanted for theft of dirt bikes from residence

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for two men seen stealing two small dirt bikes from a local residence on Hickcock Drive on January 27, 2013 at approximately 4:00 a.m.

Criminal investigation against former BRPD Chief dropped due to lack of evidence

The criminal investigation against former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White has been dropped, according to White’s attorney.

Woman to spend 17 months in prison for embezzling funds from her employer

A Denham Springs woman will spend 17 months in prison for embezzling funds from her employer, a local doctor.

Two women wanted for using stolen credit card at Family Dolar store

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for two women that made unauthorized charges using a stolen credit card from the Family Dollar store located at 6180 Plank Rd on February 28, 2013 at approximately 4:00 p.m.

AMBER ALERT: Dangerous biological parents abduct children, possibly armed

The biological parents of two children are on the run after they abducted their biological children from Florida. State Police say they have ties to the Slidell area and they should be considered armed and dangerous.

AG to Powerhouse Gym Members: File a claim

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell urges consumers adversely affected by Baton Rouge’s Powerhouse Gym to file a claim with the Louisiana Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection section.

WANTED: Police seek Prairieville burglars

Ascension Parish Major Kevin Hanna is asking for the public’s help identifying suspects responsible for burglarizing several motor homes and storage units at “A Store All Storage Rentals” on U. S.