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Louisiana Lottery releases Saints-themed scratch-offs

Capitalizing on fans’ emotional connection to the New Orleans Saints, the Louisiana Lottery launched its fourth team-branded scratch-off game last week, aptly named I LOVE MY SAINTS.

Livingston Parish Disaster Recovery Team ready to gather information on Tuesday morning

In an effort to speed the recovery process for Hurricane Isaac, Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks and Livingston OHSEP Director Mark Harrell have established the Hurricane Disaster Recovery Team.

Child playing with lighter starts blaze at Cedarcrest apartment

A child playing with a lighter is believed to have sparked a fire that caused $6,000 worth of damage.

Ascension, Livingston Parish residents now among those eligible for FEMA aid

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Ascension, Lafourche, Livingston and Orleans parishes whose property was damaged or destroyed as a result of Hurricane Isaac can now register for federal and state disaster assistance.

Increased mosquito spraying ordered in Acension Parish after Hurricane Isaac

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Sunday that 24-hour mosquito control will take place across the parish beginning at midnight Monday morning.

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.