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Spelling bee for adults to be held in Ascension Parish, proceeds go to charity

A spelling bee to benefit a teacher appreciation and literacy program will be held in Prairieville tomorrow.

Officials: Don't drive drunk while enjoying St. Patty's Day celebrations

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is cautioning St. Patrick's Day party-goers to arrange their safe transportation ahead of time if they plan to consume alcohol as part of their celebrations.

FIND Terrilynn Monette: Week two of continued search for missing school teacher

Ten days have passed since a school teacher was last seen out for a night on the town with a friend from college.

Car crashes into Legends Sport Shop

A car crash damaged Legends Sport Shop Monday morning on Hwy. 1 in Donaldsonville.

Southern looks to out-of-state fee waiver program to help bolster lagging enrollment

New numbers show enrollment is way down at Southern University. Now, the school is working to get those numbers back up with a program that was implemented in 2011.

Louisiana airman killed in non-combat incident at base in Southwest Asia

A Louisiana soldier was killed last week in a non-combat incident that happened in Southwest Asia.

Family dog injured by black bear in Patterson neighborhood

A dog was recently injured in St. Mary Parish after it attempted to chase away a black bear. Officials warn residents that this is a peak time of the year to see an increase of bear activity.

Ascension animal control shelter likely to remain open

Animal lovers in Ascension Parish won a small victory Monday night, when the parish's strategic planning committee recommended to keep the animal shelter open. But the problem of what to do with the shelter is hardly solved.

Double fatal head-on crash caused by attempt to pass vehicle

Two people died Saturday night in a head-on collision that was caused by a driver who attempted to pass another vehicle.

Bayou Corne residents ready for Gov. Jindal visit

People living in Bayou Corne are aggravated. They've waited 7 months to hear Governor Bobby Jindal plans on coming to visit, but they say his visit could help bring comfort to the hurting community.