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Pedestrian struck, killed in Livingston Parish crash

Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last night shortly after 9:00 pm.

Funeral services for Mickey Shunick announced

A celebration of life will be held at a later date for Michaela "Mickey" Shunick, who passed away on May 19, 2012. Details will be released to the public as they are finalized.

Denham Springs teen goes missing without cell phone, medication

Detectives in the Juvenile Division of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office are looking for Ashley Brown, 17, of LA Highway 16 in Denham Springs. She was last seen on Sunday, Aug. 19, at her home.

Coast Guard halts traffic on low-water stretch of Mississippi

The backup of boats and barges on a low-water section of the Mississippi River increased Tuesday even as the eleven mile stretch reopened on a limited basis, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Progress being made on relief well for Assumption Parish sinkhole

A spokesman for Texas Brine Company says crews have completed installing casings for that relief well in Assumption Parish.

Deputy killed in tragic shootout to be laid to rest on Wednesday

Deputy Brandon Nielson, one of the deputies killed in the recent shootout in St. John the Baptist Parish, will be laid to rest on Wednesday.

Flipped 18-wheeler causes road closures in Walker

An 18-wheeler accident has closed a part of Florida Boulevard in Walker. Florida between Corbin Road and Cane Market Road is closed right now. The truck, which was carrying diesel, flipped over.

Blaze engulfs Brookstown Road home, no injuries

Baton Rouge firefighters say a few lives were saved this weekend, thanks to some quick-thinking neighbors.

Two-year-old girl killed in traffic accident

 Bossier City police are investigating a traffic crash in which a two-year-old girl was hit and killed by a car. The crash happened just after 7:00 p.m. in the 1500 block of Carver Street.

A community pays final respects for fallen deputy

It is a somber day in LaPlace as a community pays its last respects to a deputy killed in the line of duty. The service is being held at the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church located on West 5th Street in LaPlace.