Local News

Impaired driver in stolen vehicle causes major crash on I-12

An impaired driver was arrested for causing a major crash in Walker last night. We’re told the suspect was also found to be driving a stolen car.

Reddy Ice being sued by nearby residents over ammonia leak

Less than a week ago, an ammonia leak shut down two blocks in downtown Baton Rouge. Now, people who live near the Reddy Ice plant are suing for damages.

Mentorship students excited for trip to watch presidential inauguration

They may not be old enough to vote, but a group of high schoolers know that a trip to Washington DC will give them a sense of history that no textbook can duplicate.

Grieving father seeks help in finding autistic son's killer

  Kelvin Shavers wants to remember his son Kaleb like the happy go lucky kid he was, but he is haunted by the memory of seeing his son dead on the side of dark highway.

Bayou Manchac Bridge still closed due to high water

A busy stretch of Perkins Road is still closed tonight. Barricades are set up at Santa Maria and Plantation to keep people from driving over the Bayou Manchac Bridge.

CATS to receive $10 million in federal funding

The Capital Area Transit System is getting $10 million from the federal government as part of the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.

Baton Rouge residents mixed on gun control issue

Local residents have mixed opinions about gun control. People we spoke with today agreed that they want a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity clips.

State police: Bad weather, road construction lead to more accidents

It isn't just construction delays - with bad weather comes bad traffic and a lot more accidents.

DOTD issues weather travel advisory

With the possibility of continued heavy rain and flooding in the forecast, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the department staff is prepared to deal with severe weather and hazardous road conditio

Trash troubles follow flooding in Maurepas

Garbage piles grow in Maurepas. The trash traveled into the area mixed in with flood waters. Residents braced themselves for a long clean up. Cups,cans,coolers and more litter lawns and shorelines in Maurepas.