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‘Operation Save a Life’ offers free smoke detectors to those who cannot afford them

In an effort to save more lives, State Fire Marshall Butch Browning is reminding people that fire alarms are the best protection.

Family of ten loses home but remains intact

Sydney Williams surveyed the damage of the home she and nine other family members lived in Friday. While no two legged members of the family were home at the time the blaze started, her three beloved dogs were.

Owner of Smoothie World in Lafayette subject of bizarre hostage incident

The owner of a Smoothie World in Lafayette is in the hospital for non-medical issues after he allegedly fought deputies and displayed some bizarre behavior.

Two vehicle fatal crash results in death of Port Allen man

A car accident in East Baton Rouge Parish has resulted in the death of a Port Allen man.

Donaldsonville to revamp levee area

In Donaldsonville, people there are hoping a new project brings new business. The city's getting a $780,000 state grant to complete a levee improvement project.

Gonzales Kmart announces breach at pharmacy due to discarded files

The Kmart Pharmacy in Gonzales accidentally threw out files with personal information from its customers. Although officials do not believe this could create a safety breach, they do want customers to be aware of the error.

Fire that destroyed BR home shut down Pecue Road for hours

A fire shut down part of Pecue Road for a couple hours this morning. Thankfully, no one was injured.

Barges starting to travel down Mississippi River after oil spill

A few boats are getting through a block in the Mississippi River today caused by a tanker accident.

Search for missing firefighter suspended for second day in a row

The search for 28 year old firefighter Jacob Lewis was suspended just before 5:00 on Thursday as the light faded from the sky, crews were forced to pack in their search.

CATS board adds more meetings to address 'big implications' of report

The board of the Capitol Area Transit System plans to meet every week to consider changes recommended by a consulting firm.