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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.

Deadbeat parents listed on DCFS website

The Department of Children and Family Services have put out a list for parents wanted for non-payment of child support.

Louisiana hospitals launch statewide smoking initiative

The Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) launched the second phase of its Smart Choices, Better Health Hospital Campaign, a hospital workplace wellness initiative.

River traffic closed due to search for missing firefighter

River traffic along the Intercoastal Spillway has been shut down due to the search for a missing Baton Rouge firefighter. Officials have not said how long the closure is expected to last.

Brusly using website to take traffic fine payments

Brusly is giving drivers a new, simple way to pay their speeding tickets. The town launched BruslyPayments.com about 3 months ago.

IRS officially starts tax season

Whether you have solid savings or not, tax time can be stressful, and today's the official kick-off of tax season.

Thibodaux PD launches mobile app for new approach to community relations

The way of doing business is changing at the Thibodaux Police Department and it’s an effort that includes the entire community.

Unanswered questions, frustrations remain after Bayou Corne community meeting

A community in Assumption Parish meeting got heated after Texas Brine Officials and representatives from it's contracted companies tried to give an update to residents of Bayou Corne.