A Louisiana state prisoner walked off his landscaping job Thursday afternoon before being recaptured hours later — the latest mishap for the Livingston Parish work release program to which he was assigned.
A 19-year-old woman suspected of impairment was killed in a single-vehicle crash on La. 444 west of La. 22 in Livingston Parish late Thursday, according to Louisiana State Police.
GONZALES — The Ascension Parish Council has enacted up to a six-month ban on the use of dirt to raise new homes and businesses across more than 70 percent of the low-lying parish.
Chris Stewart, the former longtime leader of the Baton Rouge police union, is sparring with Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry over various purported issues within the city's police department.
GONZALES — Ascension Parish government spent about $10,600 so far on pre-trip expenses for Parish President Kenny Matassa, four of his top staff and one parish councilman to fly to Las Vegas and attend a conference while the parish was under a sta…
The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced the recent arrest of a 13-year-old accused of raping a young child.
A Confederate statue that stands in front of the Clinton courthouse is a "symbol of racial intolerance, oppression and intimidation," an attorney for a black man who wants his criminal case moved from East Feliciana Parish told the state Supreme C…
All waterways in Ascension and Livingston parishes were reopened to all boat traffic Wednesday evening after having been closed for several days in response to Hurricane Barry.
Hancock Whitney recently released a comprehensive report on the positive impacts nearly 4,000 associates have made across the communities that make up the organization’s Gulf South footprint.
A Brusly man died in a crash on Interstate 12 in St. Tammany Parish on Wednesday morning, when his vehicle went off the highway, striking an unoccupied, parked tractor, State Police said.
Zachary Mayor David Amrhein issued a message after Tropical Storm Barry praising residents for their diligence in preparing for the storm.
Orientation changeThe East Feliciana High School orientation has changed to 9 a.m. to noon July 29. Students will fill out paperwork, pay their $20 activity fee, pick up schedules and find out other information for the school year. Students should…
CLINTON — The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury, in a split vote Monday, decided it wants to hire an employee to do state-required building construction inspections, even if the person selected lacks the necessary certification for the job.
Members of the Zachary Police Department and other area first responders recently completed four days of training that included an active shooter exercise. This drill gave participants a chance to practice responding to an active shooter situation…
An Allied force of more than 150,000 soldiers rushed the shores of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, in the assault that many credit with turning the tide of World War II.
More than 850 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores across the U.S., including in Baton Rouge and Zachary, are inviting local families and their children to visit select locations from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday , to pick up a backpack filled wi…
David Bowman was recently appointed by the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council to the Board of Commissioners at Lane Regional Medical Center. He replaces Mark Thompson who retired from the board after completing three consecutive four-year terms.
The eighth annual Songbird Music School, hosted by Arts for All in St. Francisville, met July 4 to 7, ending with a show of what students learned.
In 1999, the month of July was proclaimed National Blueberry Month by the USDA. Blueberries are commercially grown in 38 states in the United States, with 10 states accounting for more than 99% of U.S. commercial production.
Laurie Ann Hancock has joined Brooke Bock, M.D., at St. Francis Pediatrics in St. Francisville to serve as a pediatric nurse practitioner and certified lactation consultant.
CLINTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Reginald Ellis in East Feliciana, West Feliciana and East Baton Rouge parishes reminds farmers and landowners that FSA is hosting an informational meeting regarding th…
HAMMOND — On Nov. 1, North Oaks Shock Trauma Center, in partnership with the North Oaks Foundation and Southeastern Louisiana University’s School of Nursing, will host the third annual Prepared for the Unexpected Trauma Symposium.
HAYS, Kansas — Jasmine Albert Alexander, of Denham Springs, was named to the dean's honor roll at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, for the spring 2019 semester.
HAMMOND — Risk factors linking heart disease and diabetes will be explored at a free meeting, sponsored by North Oaks Diabetes Education.
HAMMOND — The Tangipahoa Parish Council has appointed Ron Orsi, a resident of Loranger and retired businessman, to the Board of Commissioners for North Oaks Health System. North Oaks also is known as Hospital Service District No. 1 of Tangipahoa Parish.
Holy Ghost Catholic School presented the fourth quarter winners of the recipients of the Good Samaritan Award. Recipients display a love and understanding of Catholic faith and articulate a commitment to living Catholic values.
HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School announced pianists Madeline Brown and Anton Feldbaum and violinists Lily Anderson, Anna Johnson, Kelsey Jones and Brennan Saenz as its Spring 2019 CMS Outstanding Musicians.
HAMMOND — Richard “Dickie” Whitson, of Springfield, has been elected president and chairman of the board of directors for 2019-20 Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette recognized students named to the president’s list and dean’s list for spring 2019.
Dawn Perret, a teacher from Galvez Middle School, joined 50 educators from across the nation for the LiftOff Summer Institute at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston earlier this month.
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission passed a declaration of emergency during its July 1 meeting that modifies the deer urine ban for the 2019-20 hunting season.
Rhonda Landry, Shelter Insurance Companies agent in Zachary, has been honored as the company's top agent in Louisiana based on overall agency operation in 2018.
Report is based on Baton Rouge crime incidents handled by the Baton Rouge Police Department, including burglaries (vehicle, residential and nonresidential), robberies (individual and business), auto theft, homicides and rapes for July 5-July 11:
The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society is a nonprofit organization committed to the well-being of animals in the Baton Rouge community by providing for and facilitating the adoption of homeless animals, teaching the community responsible companio…