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White Castle ferry not expected to run until mid-September

Today, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced a revised estimate for when the White Castle ferry is expected to return to service.

Early morning fire claims life of Lafourche Parish man

 Early this morning State Fire Marshal investigators responded to a residential fire in the community of Galliano which claimed the life of a 56 year old man.

Shreveport father forgot child in car at work, infant died, no charges

 Investigators have released more information today regarding the 6-month-old child who died yesterday after being left in a vehicle parked at the LSU Heath Science Center in Shreveport.

CATS makes the grade in first accountability meeting with public

In the first of what will be several accountability meetings, a small group of citizens voted to give the Capital Area Transit System an 'A' grade for meeting their first set of goals.

Mayor’s healthy city initiative awarded $1 million grant

The Fresh Beginnings Program, developed through Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden’s Healthy City Initiative, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation’s Challenge f

DOTD explains how it handles traffic nightmares

 The State Department of Transportation spoke out today about how they handle traffic tie ups like the interstate shut down Wednesday.

I-10 reopens; investigation of crash continues

The cleanup effort on Interstate-10 is finally over. Officials have given the all-clear, which should be good news to morning commuters.

DOTD adapting to traffic situation

While drivers were stuck in traffic officials with the department of transportation were working to get you out of that traffic. While they're trying to keep things on the roads smooth...it's obviously been a learning process.

Saints name Aaron Kromer as interim coach during Vitt's suspension

Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis has designated Offensive Line/Running Game Coach Aaron Kromer to replace Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt during his absence.

Police negotiation ends at Baton Rouge Airport, suspect in custody

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Andrew Aleffi. Police say he passed through security and showed no warning signs or a weapon. They will not say whether or not he made any demands during the negotiation.