Local News

Parents pleased with LEAP result improvements

LEAP scores increased alongside the difficulty of the test, pleasing parents of elementary and middle school students.

NOPD: Don’t laugh…we’re looking for a statue of a pig in a chef’s outfit

Police have turned to social media to track down a statue that was stolen during Jazz Fest. They simply said “don’t laugh…” in the Facebook post and included a link to the information.

High speed chase over $37 printer ended by off-duty officer

A married couple nearly hit an officer and led Slidell police on a high-speed chase after stealing a $37 computer printer from a retail store.

Nine horses die in early morning stable fire; lightning strike considered possible cause

Firefighters did their best to rescue several horses in a barn. Sadly, they were unsuccessful and nine died in the early morning blaze.

LSU and Arkansas to battle in SEC Tournament

The LSU baseball team looks to continue their hot play when they face SEC West foe Arkansas Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Gonzales man arrested in dog torture case; said animal was 'uncooperative'

On Monday, May 20, a dog was found dead in an open field on Black Bayou Extension Road; the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation and later arrested Jacob Blackwell, 25.

Bayou Corne evacuee's home struck by lightning

A Bayou Corne woman already forced to evacuate her home has a new disaster to deal with. Lightning destroyed part of her home Wednesday morning. now friends and family are working to save what's left.

NWS: Straight line winds cause major damage in Morgan City

Straight line winds caused some big damage this morning in Morgan City. Several camper vehicles were flipped on their sides on Wednesday, May 22. We’re told the roof was torn off of a local business.

Church hopes to help those in need in Oklahoma without leaving state

And here at home locals are doing what they can to help the victims in Oklahoma. One community church in St. Francisville hopes their drive will help some of the people in need in Moore.

AG to Powerhouse Gym Members: File a claim

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminds consumers adversely affected by Baton Rouge’s Powerhouse Gym to file a claim with the Louisiana Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection section by Friday, May 31.