Local News

State of Emergency declared because of Isaac

At 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser Declared a State of Emergency because of the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Texas Brine must pay sinkhole evacuees retroactively or face fines

Texas Brine, the company responsible for the sinkhole in Assumption Parish, could have to pay out thousands of dollars to misplaced victims.

Red Cross volunteers ready to help out if Isaac hits Florida

When people hear a storm is coming, normally, they try and go in the opposite direction but not these Red Cross volunteers. They're flying from Baton Rouge down to Tampa to set up a shelter just in case Isaac hits Florida.

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.