Local News

Dog wrapped in electrical tape found dead; suspect wanted

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Tony Bacala is asking for the public’s help in any information available regarding a dog that was found dead in an open field on Black Bayou Road on yesterday evening.

Unlicensed teen crashes vehicle; 10-year-old passenger died, 2 additional juveniles injured

A 10-year-old girl died yesterday after the car she was a passenger in flipped and crashed. We’re told the child was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Frustration from lack of communication about sewer buyouts

People who live in the University Place subdivision were promised a settlement to move them away from the North Wastewater Treatment Plant. Four months later, they have not seen a thing.

Suspect shot twice after knocking deputy to the ground; additional drug, battery charges

A Livingston man was shot twice after he allegedly knocked a deputy to the ground. The man is recovering in a local hospital and will be booked on a handful of charges once he is released.

Gov. Jindal to Texas Brine: No more excuses about buyout delays

Governor Bobby Jindal issued an ultimatum to Texas Brine on Monday: buy out evacuated residents from their homes, or risk losing every permit the state issued it.

Bayou Country Superfest expected to bring big crowds to local businesses

Country music fans are gearing up for a big weekend in Baton Rouge as Bayou Country Superfest returns to Tiger Stadium. Restaurants around the area are doing the same.

Raph Rhymes named SEC Player of the Week

LSU senior outfielder Raph Rhymes was named SEC Player of the Week Monday by the conference office in Birmingham, Ala.

Man who led police on two parish chase turns himself in after avoiding capture

A man accused of taking police on a wild chase across two parishes is locked up after he turned himself in to authorities.

25-year-old mother arrested for locking her 4 children outside

A Baker woman was arrested after she allegedly locked her four children, ages 1-7, outside of the home for 3 days. She denies the allegations and repeatedly called her children “bad kids.”

Bar fight ends with murder charge; victim died after spending 7 days in hospital

The victim of a bar fight died after spending 7 days in the hospital. Police are now looking for the man accused of attacking him.