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Krotz Springs inmates, dispatcher arrested on burglary charges

KROTZ SPRINGS, La (FOX44) — The evidence room at the Krotz Springs police department was allegedly broken into by a pair on inmates. We’re told back on June 5th Jessica Courville and Michael Stermer swiped drugs from that room.

Coast Guard: New oil near Venice cleaned up

VENICE, LA (U.S Coast Guard) - The Coast Guard has completed operations, Monday, as part of the cleanup of a pollution response in Breton Sound near Venice.

Income tax repeal bill revived in House committee

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The proposed bill to repeal the state's personal income tax is back in action Monday.

Last bay on Morganza Spillway won't close until July

Officials say it's going to be awhile before the Morganza Spillway is officially closed.

Staying safe on Louisiana's waterways

TICKFAW RIVER, La (FOX44) — Spending time on the waterways seems like a great way to beat the heat this summer, but Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries experts say its best to know the rules of the rivers to stay safe in the sun.

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.