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Fire Marshal places burn ban for St. John, Plaquemines Parishes

Due to the significant amount of debris present as a result of Hurricane Isaac and the possible threat to life and property from the burning of the debris, State Fire Marshal, H.

Community celebration to honor Mickey Shunick will take place Sept. 29

A community celebration honoring the life of Mickey Shunick will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Central home destroyed by fire caused by generator

A generator is to blame for an early morning house fire in Central. The estimated damage is $250,000.

Slidell resident killed while driving through floodwater

On Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:40 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on the I-10 eastbound onramp from Oak Harbor Blvd. in St. Tammany Parish.

Voluntary evacuation for parts of St. Amant, Acy, Sorrento issued

The Ascension Parish Unified Command has issued a voluntary evacuation order for parts of St. Amant, Acy and Sorrento because of anticipated rising waters from the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac.

LSU students find creative way to deal with cabin fever

Slow-moving Hurricane Isaac caused some serious cases of cabin fever across south Louisiana. Thankfully, the damage to Baton Rouge was minimal, but the results of the boredom seemed to be productive. Or maybe we should say, creative.

Curfews to be enforced in some parishes

The following Parishes have enacted curfews or other special instructions due to Hurricane Isaac. We will continue to update this list as information becomes available. Please check back frequently before and after the storm.

Mobile Market to hit Baton Rouge 'food deserts' by early 2013

It may surprise many people in Baton Rouge to know that they're living in food deserts. Those are areas where stores with fresh, available produce is more than a mile away, meaning people are more likely to make unhealthy food choices.

Priority routes set for evacuation in Tangipahoa Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has developed a list of priority routes which they will strive to quickly and safely reopen to facilitate evacuation efforts in Tangipahoa Parish.

Jindal: Evacuate now if you're near Tangipahoa River

Governor Jindal held a press conference this afternoon to update residents in Tangipahoa Parish on the flooding threat. He warns all to take the evacuation warning seriously.