Local News

Off-duty deputy busts burglary in-process, three arrested

An off-duty deputy with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is credited with landing three burglars behind bars.

Unrestrained driver dies after being ejected by two-vehicle crash

A 56-year-old man died last night in a two-vehicle crash on US 190. Officials say the man was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and he was ejected from the vehicle.

Southern University presents ‘A Yuletide Gift of the Spirit’ Christmas concert

Southern University will hold its annual Christmas concert and tree lighting ceremony tonight.

Homeowners in Central on guard about door-to-door solicitors

It may be the season of giving but residents of the Carmel Acres neighborhood in Central say a group of three men tried to exploit their generous holiday spirits.

NOAA: Busy 2012 hurricane season continues decades-long high activity era in the Atlantic

Today marks the end of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season, one that produced 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes and one became a major hurricane. The number of named storms is well above the average of 12.

Over 85,000 claims filed related to BP spill, more to come

Claims checks from the BP oil spill have already reached the $1.5 billion mark.

New Magnolia River Bridge to better connect EBR and Livingston

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal marked the completion of the new La. 64 Magnolia Bridge project, connecting East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes over the Amite River.

Testimony continues in case against Governor Jindal’s school voucher program

The case involving Governor Bobby Jindal’s controversial school voucher program entered day two today.

Louisiana workplace injuries, illnesses declined in 2011

The rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases in Louisiana requiring days away from work declined in 2011.

Winning tickets sold in Missouri and Arizona

Two powerball tickets had all 5 matching numbers and the Powerball. The winners will split an almost $580 million jackpot. Unfortunately, there were no jackpot winners in Louisiana.