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Second-degree murder suspect arrested at traffic stop, hid marijuana in 5 gallon bucket in his car

Officers with the Broussard Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling east on US Hwy 90 in St. Martin Parish for a traffic violation.

Dog dies in Baker house fire

A family in Baker lost not only their home to a fire, but also their pet. Baker firefighters received a call on April 24 at 7:24 reference to a house fire.

Four arrested in Lafourche Parish meth lab case

 Four individuals have been charged in the case of the methamphetamine lab discovery in Lockport earlier this month.

Local authorities looking for car thief

Baton Rouge officials are looking for a man that stole a car. George Thompson, Jr. is wanted for the Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

Detectives find stolen safe under burglary suspect's bed

 A Thibodaux man was arrested for a residential burglary after detectives found a stolen safe under his bed. Detectives arrested Seth Falgout, 23, following an investigation.

Unrestrained driver killed in West Baton Rouge Parish crash

Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on April 24, State Troopers began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on I-10 eastbound east of LA Hwy 77 in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Jindal, Methanex announce $550 million methanol plant project

Governor Bobby Jindal and Methanex Vice President of Corporate Development Gary Rowan announced Methanex Corp. will relocate a second methanol plant from Chile to a 225-acre site in Geismar.

Murder victim's family leads deputies to suspect

To find April Vanderlinden's alleged killer, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office got an unlikely assist from her family. Deputies arrested Ryan Pourciau, 18, a day after they say he killed Vanderlinden at her home.

Calcasieu Parish officials arrest Lafayette woman in I-10 drug bust

A Lafayette woman has been arrested after a routine trafic stop led to her being charged with multiple drug offenses.

Tornado rips into New Orleans suburb

Two tornadoes ripped into a New Orleans suburb Wednesday afternoon, damaging homes and knocking down power lines, but no injuries were reported, the National Weather Service and local authorities said.