Grand Isle will have an evening curfew and new rules outlining who will be allowed on the island to curb the spread of the coronavirus contagion, island officials said Thursday.
PLAQUEMINE — A new drive-thru site for testing of the novel coronavirus opens Saturday morning in Iberville Parish, but Ochsner Health System officials said required doctor's orders for the tests must be faxed in no later than 10 a.m. Friday.
Chateau D'Ville, the Donaldsonville nursing home that saw Louisiana's second cluster of coronavirus cases, has 11 residents with the virus, more than double the initial figure given by state officials.
While East Baton Rouge has the largest number of known coronavirus cases in the Capital area -- hitting 124 as of Friday -- a handful of smaller suburban and rural parishes are seeing higher figures when accounting for population.
The owner of a controversial truck stop in Grosse Tete once considered sending his former mascot — Tony the Tiger — to Joe Exotic, a flamboyant zookeeper at the center of Netflix's hit documentary series "Tiger King."
Ascension, Livingston and West Baton Rouge parishes on Wednesday all announced efforts to resume, albeit in altered forms, the school meal programs they had suspended earlier this week amid concerns about the potential exposure of school workers t…
Three industrial facilities between Baton Rouge and New Orleans have had a combined five workers test positive for the novel coronavirus this week as the number of positive cases statewide approached 1,400 people Tuesday.
Prosecutors have decided not to press charges against a West Baton Rouge deputy who fatally shot a Port Allen man during a motel raid last summer. The lawyer for the family says investigators didn’t fully consider witness statements or take a deep…
Amanda Normand pulls plastic grocery bags from her car on a recent afternoon, setting them in front of a home on the southeast side of Baton Rouge.
Canceling Wednesday's Metro Council meeting amid the coronavirus pandemic won't throw too much of a wrench in city-parish business.
Baton Rouge had its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus Tuesday and the patient is in isolation at Baton Rouge General hospital, city-parish and hospital officials said.
ST. GABRIEL — The city Planning and Zoning Commission recommended Wednesday two procedural steps that could clear the way for an $87 million rail-and-warehouse facility in a residential area in this east bank Iberville Parish municipality.
In its latest battle against the beaver, officials in Pointe Coupee Parish raised the bounty on the pesky critters that build stream- and culvert-clogging dams that lead to more flooding.
ST. GABRIEL — Pat Hayden moved to the Spanish Lakes neighborhood off La. 30 nine years ago to escape the big city and be closer to her son and grandchildren then living nearby.
Fred Collins is used to warding off pests from his farm fields. But over the years a particular pest has him more on guard because of the potential damage it can cause.
Fat Tuesday found many Baton Rouge area residents flocking to parades in other parts of the state or settling down for a quiet day off — or at work. But for first-responders in the Baton Rouge region, the day was a little different.
A corrections officer at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center used excessive force against an inmate and then lied about it, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
A husband and wife, both from Ville Platte, died just after sunrise Saturday morning when their 1992 Chevy Silverado ran off U.S. Hwy 180 in Pointe Coupee Parish, overturned and struck a tree, according to State Police.
An Iberville Parish drug investigation led to the indictment of more than 30 people accused of selling drugs in the parish and across the Baton Rouge region, authorities announced Wednesday.
A West Baton Rouge Parish inmate who died after being found unresponsive in his jail cell last summer should have been released several days before his death, according to a federal lawsuit filed by his family.
Tony Clayton, a prosecutor who won convictions against two Baton Rouge-area serial killers and has long worked major felony cases on the west side, plans to run for district attorney this fall.
NEW ROADS — School leaders in Pointe Coupee Parish will ask voters this spring to increase property taxes with the hope of paying its public school teachers more and bridge a significant budget shortfall that, if it worsens, could shutter schools.
Organizers have canceled the Krewe of Old River Landing Lundi Gras Parade in Pointe Coupee Parish due to high water levels on the Mississippi River.
NEW ROADS — School leaders in Pointe Coupee Parish will decide Wednesday night how big of a tax increase they will seek from voters in hopes of putting those extra funds to pay for teacher raises and bridge a significant budget shortfall.
NEW ROADS — School leaders in Pointe Coupee Parish plan to ask voters to weigh in on a property tax hike to pay for teacher raises and help bridge a gaping budget shortfall.
NEW ROADS — School leaders in Pointe Coupee Parish tonight will consider again whether to close at least two schools and shorten the school week to four days, amid efforts to avoid a $1.5 million budget shortfall.
A Plaquemine man accused of leaving an elderly woman confined to her bed covered in the feces of more than a dozen pets faces additional animal cruelty charges, authorities said Monday.
A Plaquemine man was arrested after police found an elderly woman in a bed covered in the feces of 14 cats and two dogs kept in her home, authorities said Sunday.
Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the two people who robbed the Lucky Dollar Casino on Lobdell Highway at gunpoint last week, according to the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
GROSSE TETE — In an effort to bridge a gap in internet speeds between rural and urban communities, federal officials on Tuesday announced a $15.5 million project to expand high-speed connections in rural parishes west of Baton Rouge.
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board pumped the brakes on plans to shutter two elementary schools and eliminate Monday classes, amid overwhelming criticism from teachers and parents who told school leaders Thursday to find another way…
NEW ROADS — School leaders in Pointe Coupee Parish tonight will consider whether to close at least two schools and shorten the school week to four days amid efforts to solve a significant budget shortage.
The effort to get young children ready for school at an early age is getting a boost in Pointe Coupee and St. Helena parishes with a grant from the Diocese of Baton Rouge to expand enrollment.
Addis Police Chief Ricky Anderson says it could take months to determine what happened to a man found dead in his home last week, and he now agrees with the coroner and district attorney that foul play may have been involved.
The man found shot to death inside an abandoned vehicle on Lanier Drive last week was a newly minted New Roads police officer who had spent the past several years working as a bounty hunter — two jobs his family worried could place him in danger.
State environmental regulators must require an oil refinery waste reclamation company in Port Allen to identify the pollutants it wants to dump into the Intracoastal Waterway in West Baton Rouge Parish, a state appeals court ruled.
Addis authorities say they don’t believe foul play led to the death of a man found dead in his home across from the town’s police station, but the West Baton Rouge coroner has classified the case as a homicide and the district attorney’s office sa…
Hundreds of students stepped off school buses in West Baton Rouge Parish this week, returning from their holiday break to a newly built school equipped with sun-soaked classrooms and a gym that finally has air conditioning.
Residents of southeastern East Baton Rouge and in the Zachary area at risk of higher sewer bills under a proposed consolidation of Ascension Parish's sewer system with a private consortium won't face higher rates, under a new agreement.
The driver of an 18-wheeler is in critical condition following an accident on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge early Friday morning.
A building that had become an eyesore greeting visitors and residents driving into Plaquemine was reduced to a pile of rubble on Wednesday.
Two people backed their pickup truck up to a Plaquemine business in the early morning hours Friday, smashed a store window, pulled out the ATM machine and drove away with it, Plaquemine Police said.
A nonprofit is offering free HIV testing during an event Monday in Port Allen that organizers hope spurs a greater conversation on preventing the spread of HIV.
A gunman wounded a man Wednesday evening during a shooting near downtown Plaquemine that saw several stray bullets pass through a home with people inside, police said.