Local News

Recent downpours, northern U.S. flooding may cause local levees to overflow

All the rain, combined with flooding in the northern part of the country is causing concern for the Army Corps of Engineers and local residents.

Louisiana has record-shattering year for tourism revenue

Record numbers have been reported for the tourism industry in Louisiana. The high numbers include money spent on hotels, food and retail.

Bird problems frustrate La. rice farmers

Southwest Louisiana farmers are frustrated this year with a larger-than-usual number of birds eating rice seed, causing many farmers to replant.

Bill proposing voting rights for paroled felons shot down

A controversial bill that would allow convicted felons on parole the right to vote was shot down today.

New West Feliciana Parish Hospital to be built, playground and park to be removed

The West Feliciana Parish Hospital is over 40 years old, and after years of saving and planning, a new hospital looks to be in the works. However, that reality comes at a price.

Woman accused of tossing puppies off balcony pleas ‘not guilty’; arrested again over weekend

WARNING: The video attached to this story could be considered disturbing to some viewers.

Mother, ex-boyfriend arrested for rape of her biological daughter

NOTE: The names of the suspects in this case are being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

EBRSO looking for man, accomplice seen using stolen debit card

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for a man seen making fraudulent charges using a stolen debit card from the Wal-Mart located at 9350 Cortana Place on April 2 at approximately 3:00pm.

Homeowner shot during robbery attempt in St. Martinville; suspects wanted

The victim of a home invasion is recovering in the hospital after being shot early this morning.

BP agrees to pay $340 million for restoration projects

Governor Bobby Jindal announced that BP has agreed to fund approximately $340 million in restoration projects for Louisiana.