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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.

Woman arrested for throwing beer bottles at gas station to make police arrive

 A Walker woman was arrested after she threw cases of beer onto the floor of gas station. She told police she did it on purpose so they would show up to resolve her dispute with her boyfriend.

Local firefighters honor service of 19 colleagues who died in Arizona wildfire

State leaders and local firefighters paid tribute Tuesday to the 19 men who lost their lives fighting a wildfire in Arizona.

16-year-old tries to kill a man with a machete; has history with gang activity

A California teen who recently moved to Slidell is now facing attempted murder charges. Police say he used the rusty machete pictured above against his brother’s friend.

Port Allen city officials get some clarification on controversy in city hall

The long dragged out fight between the Mayor of Port Allen and three city council members somewhat ended in a West Baton Rouge court room Tuesday.

Unclaimed Powerball prize set to expire July 4; ticket bought in Morgan City

As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $10,000 Louisiana Lottery Powerball prize won on January 5, 2013.

'Star Spangled 4th of July Celebration' to be held in downtown BR

Journey downtown to the Baton Rouge Riverfront and celebrate our day of freedom.

LSU shortstop Alex Bregman named Baseball America National Freshman of the Year

– LSU shortstop Alex Bregman was named Monday as the National Freshman of the Year by Baseball America magazine.