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Part of Atchafalaya basin reopened to boat traffic

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has reopened all boat traffic for a four-mile long stretch in the Atchafalaya Basin in St. Martin Parish starting at noon today, June 13.

WBR Deputy killed in car crash

PORT ALLEN, LA (FOX44) - One of the deputies that played a big role in arresting the two suspects from Florida has died. State Police say 31 year old Donald Vallet Junior died after his car rolled and caught fire on I-10.

Charges Filed in Chase, Extradition Possible

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (FOX44) -  West Baton Rouge parish officials say Tyler McClain and Bradley Suntich are facing over a dozen traffic charges.

Visitation held for slain insurance agent

Denham Springs La (NBC33) — Visitation for slain insurance fraud investigator Rhett Jeansonne was held today from two until nine in the evening.at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs.

Cigarette tax battle

BATON ROUGE, La. (FOX44) — Lobbying continues over a cigarette tax renewal. Governor Bobby Jindal has vowed that some time next week to veto a renewal of a four cent per pack cigarette tax.

Boy drowns tubing on Amite

DENHAM SPRINGS, La (FOX44) — It's a horrible feeling, a horrible feeling, very horrible."

Compensation for government workers closer

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) - — Insurance investigators Rhett Jeansonne and Kim Sledge are one step closer to receiving death benefits.

Barrow honors troops

BATON ROUGE, La (Mayor's Office) — Troops are honored today with a ceremony led by Baton Rouge representative Regina Barrow.

Corps to close bays at Bonnet Carré Spillway

NEW ORLEANS, La. - On Tuesday, June 14, the Recovery School District (RSD) will open Parent-Family Resource Centers at four locations around the city of New Orleans.

Karate helping to build bonds

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) — The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Department, along with local residents, used martial arts to get connected to the community.