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EPA Awards $25,000 to help protect, restore the Basin's Wetlands, Waterways

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Inc.

State Police work with advocacy group to gain better ways of helping victims of sexual abuse

The Louisiana State Police is working with PAVE, a sexual victim survivor advocacy group, for the second year in a row.

25 escorted loads moving drilling equipment to Bayou Corne

Throughout the day the Louisiana State Police will be assisting Texas Brine in moving equipment needed to drill a relief well at the location of the sinkhole in Bayou Corne.

BRPD blocks off Market Place to investigate 'suspicious vehicle'

UPDATE: The Baton Rouge Police Department has cleared the scene and reports that no explosives were discovered. All roadways are now open and those who were evacuated are allowed back in the area.

Petition filed against Lafayette law enforcement officials makes bold claims of misconduct

A formal complaint alleging widespread corruption among some of Lafayette’s top law enforcement and government officials was a priority topic of conversation at today’s Civil Service Board meeting.

What are they spraying over my neighborhood?

While the heat and rain we've seen lately are no doubt contributing to the mosquito population, parish crews are busy trying to get rid of them - both on the ground and in the air.

L.D.W.F. website, Internet access temporarily unavailable due to water damage at Administrative Office

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ website and Internet services were interrupted Monday evening by a broken water line which flooded the department’s main office in Baton Rouge.

Senator Vitter discusses new education options for students

US Senator David Vitter is in the Capital City looking at new education options for students.

Parkview Baptist announces administrative change regarding school’s headmaster

Parkview Baptist School Board of Directors announced today that the current headmaster will no longer be employed with the school. They have not provided any information relative to why the administrative change is occurring.

Texas Brine gets green light to begin relief well in Bayou Corne

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Stephen Chustz announced today that the Office of Conservation’s Injection and Mining Division has reviewed and approved Texas Brine LLC’s permit to drill a new well into the