Local News

Man turns himself in after ramming house with vehicle

A man who tried to injure residents of a home by driving into it with his vehicle has turned himself in.

Fatal crash claims the life of 85-year-old woman

An elderly woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision that occured in Baton Rouge this morning.

Tip to Crime Stoppers leads man to turn himself in to police for murder

A tip to Crime Stoppers is what prompted a man to turn himself in for the shooting death of a Zachary man, police say.

Proposed ordinance to expand local animal cruelty laws could be tough to enforce

A proposed law would force some local dog owners to change the way they care for their pets. The East Baton Rouge Metro Council will debate an ordinance Wednesday that would prohibit tethering a dog for more than an hour.

Three Runnels students to play baseball, run track at Louisiana universities

It's signing day for three Raiders at Runnels High School. Josh Morris will return to the diamond as a Northwestern Demon.

Jindal dismisses rumors of local business tax hike

Governor Jindal put the rumor of possible tax increases to rest. The House of Representatives was considering a secret tax plan that would cost local businesses $500 million over four years at a cost of $1.3 billion.

Breakaway school district takes another step closer to creation

Legislation that could affect tens of thousands of East Baton Rouge families is one step closer to becoming reality. Two proposed amendments that would create the breakaway school district have been approved by senators.

Louisiana State Senate holds Military Family Day to honor fallen soldiers

Senators honored Louisiana's fallen on Tuesday, May 6. Another nine soldiers were added to the list of Louisiana's military that were killed in action.

Elderly father sent to ICU from beating; Son arrested for battery, cruelty

A Slidell man was arrested for allegedly beating his elderly father so badly that he was sent to the Intensive Care Unit.

Voucher program funding found unconstitutional

The state supreme court ruled the way the state pays for it's voucher program is unconstitutional.