Local News

Impaired driver who caused crash that killed five was nearly twice legal limit

Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a two-vehicle head on crash on Wednesday, May 30 that resulted in five deaths and two critical injuries.

Two killed in single-car crash on I-55

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 55 shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.

Woman breaks glass in door at hotel swimming pool after being asked to leave

A Bayou Visita woman was arrested for Simple Criminal Damage to Property after she was told to leave a hotel swimming pool.

Walker Chief of Police resigns

The Walker Chief of Police has resigned. Chief Hunter Grimes says he's taking a position with the Bureau of Investigations of the Louisiana State Police. His resignation is effective June 10.

Family feud leads to four arrests, two deaths; Cazes fed up

Two shootings recently taken place at gas stations in West Baton Rouge Parish. Now, Sheriff Mike Cazes says he's making sure it doesn't happen again.

Juban Crossing bill heads to Jindal's desk

A bill to help fund an upscale new shopping center in Livingston Parish heads to Governor Bobby Jindal's desk.

Roemer ends Presidential camgaign

Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer has quit his run for president.

GOHSEP director advises residents to have hurricane preparedness plan

The new director of GOHSEP, Kevin Davis, says being prepared for Hurricane Season is critical. The season hasn't officially started, and there have already been two named storms in the Atlantic.

Baker Police seeking attempted first-degree murder suspect

The Baker Police Department is looking for a suspect involved in a drive-by shooting which took place on Tuesday.

House fire caused by lightning in Baton Rouge

A small fire resulted from a lightning strike at a home in the 5800 block of Fort Sumpter.