Morganza Spillway farmers who’ve been left in limbo for the last month are moving back onto their fields and farms despite the risk the floodgates might still be opened, purposely flooding their property to relieve pressure on the flood-swollen Mi…
While a state judge determined the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and the Louisiana State Police acted appropriately in their investigation of an April fatal crash involving a deputy with a suspended license, the incident left the judge concern…
LETTSWORTH — A highway marker unveiled six months ago to honor blues singer-guitarist Buddy Guy has gone missing after being knocked down by a car last month and the Pointe Coupee Parish Tourist Commission wants the marker back.
Students won't roam the halls of West Baton Rouge Parish's newest school come August amid concerns that moisture from this spring's heavy rains will cause problems in the building later on.
A former Town of Brusly ticket clerk has been arrested on counts of felony theft and malfeasance in office as an 18-month long investigation came to a close Wednesday.
A Port Allen organization is pushing for a community oversight board, frustrated by what they say is a slew of issues with the city’s police department that came into focus during a still-unsolved murder investigation.
PLAQUEMINE — A second suspect in the shooting death of a 14-year-old Plaquemine boy surrendered to authorities Tuesday morning.
West Baton Rouge Parish officials have been quietly planning to take control of the state-run health unit in Port Allen, but they've yet to speak to the Louisiana Department of Health about the plan.
An Iberville Parish schools taskforce is working backwards from instances of truancy or expulsions to determine what resources are needed to address the problem before it even starts.
Authorities began taking steps Friday to sink a barge in Bayou Chene with the hope it will mean Iberville and nearby parishes are spared from devastating backwater flooding if the Morganza Spillway is opened as expected.
BATCHELOR — Teaspoons clamor against ceramic coffee mugs, loose gravel crunches under the weight of slowing truck tires, and there’s an unspoken but shared anticipation when they shake hands and ask the question: "How’s that spillway going to get you?”
A West Baton Rouge Parish council member is proposing imposing term limits on the parish president, so that they match the limits under which council members serve, but the longtime president is calling it a personal attack.
"Blessing boxes" may be popping up around Port Allen this summer, but it looks as if the organization spearheading the effort will be doing it without the city contributing.
A West Baton Rouge deputy is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a series of evaluations after reports he crashed his patrol car into a power pole in Port Allen while having alcohol in his system.
Plaquemine-area law enforcement is eyeing a huge swath of surveillance technology — roughly $400,000 worth of neighborhood cameras, ShotSpotter devices and license plate readers — to help combat a community unwilling to help in investigations. But…
Brusly Elementary School faculty excused roughly 150 students and 20 teachers from school Wednesday as an unexplained stomach virus plagued the West Baton Rouge Parish School.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has issued an immediate closure of southbound La. Highway 75 in Iberville Parish due to flooding.
The West Baton Rouge Parish Council unanimously approved an ordinance Thursday night that paves the way for the parish to have its first assisted living facility, a move that would reduce families’ current need to travel to surrounding cities as t…
Louise Strong attends and plans events to honor war veterans with a picture of strikingly handsome U.S. Air Force Captain Fred Cutrer by her side. Harsh thunderstorms battered Port Hudson National Cemetery on the morning of May 4, and many attende…
West Baton Rouge Parish Schools released new renderings for the Brusly High School renovations that show a sleek design and expansive athletics features.
Iberville Parish prosecutors are working to determine whether a voter fraud allegation made in the St. Gabriel police chief's election this spring has merit.
Pointe Coupee Parish school leaders say they are determined to do something about a high staff turnover rate that has seen 50 employees resign so far this school year alone.
A Port Allen woman whose body was found in a shallow grave late Saturday died after a long rag was shoved so far down her throat it suffocated her, according to preliminary autopsy results.
PLAQUEMINE — With Shintech's new ethylene production facility set to start up processes this month in Iberville Parish, the plant will be conducting flaring operations over the next several weeks, the company said.
GONZALES — One of the major unanswered questions about the morning a huge crane barge crashed into the Sunshine Bridge has been the identity of the pilot operating the Marquette Transportation tugboat pushing the barge up the Mississippi River in …
With unsteady hands weakened by a debilitating disease, Cheslyn Simpson navigated the joystick that's brought the 23-year-old Plaquemine woman a sense of freedom she's rarely experienced over the past decade.
A 76-year-old Port Allen woman who was killed and found buried near her home over the weekend died of asphyxiation, according to the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
Authorities say the Port Allen man accused of killing his mother confessed, and helped police locate the victim's body three days after the 76-year-old was last seen at their shared trailer.
Police tape surrounded a run-down West Baton Rouge Parish trailer Sunday, serving a stark notice to residents of the usually quiet complex. The body of their neighbor, a woman many knew as an “angel,” had been found overnight, buried in a shallow …
Eight area law enforcement agencies will be accepting unwanted prescription drugs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the national effort of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to get potentially dangerous drugs out of homes.
Architectural sketches show boutique stores, community parks and a farmer’s market amid rows and rows of upscale homes. Images of residents walking along manicured pathways and over babbling brooks nestled beneath the Mississippi River bridge star…
The Thermaldyne industrial recycling facility near Port Allen has opened for business despite several ongoing legal challenges.
A crop duster crashed while landing in Pointe Coupee Parish where it was picking up chemicals Tuesday morning, leaving the pilot hospitalized with injuries.
Huddled around a deconstructed child’s toy, the group of teenagers high-fived when it whirred into action, its tiny parts spinning and making noise.
Though Louisiana State Police exonerated West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes in an inmate labor investigation, the initial findings of a separate and ongoing Department of Corrections probe show there were some problems.
A Livonia man arrested Thursday is accused of possessing several thousand images of pornography involving juveniles, with at least 500 of those images of children under the age of 13, the FBI said.
Any further lane closures needed this month for Intracoastal Waterway Bridge repairs will occur at night or during the day Sunday, excluding Easter Sunday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Wednesday.
An on-duty West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy whose driver's license had been suspended struck and killed a pedestrian early Friday while on the way to pick up inmates from a work-release site, said State Police spokesman Taylor Scrantz.
State Police is now the second state agency to have launched an investigation into allegations that West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes allowed a state inmate to complete landscaping work at his personal home.
The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has unanimously chosen its next superintendent: current district administrator Kim Canezaro.
A high school class crafted to solve Louisiana's teacher shortage is touting success in its first year, as five West Baton Rouge Parish seniors are about to graduate with sights set on a future in the classroom.
Authorities on Saturday identified two additional suspects in the shooting death of an 18-year-old in New Roads.
Three people have been arrested this week in the shooting death of an 18-year-old in New Roads, said Capt. Steve Juge of the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office.
Two Ascension Parish men were found with more than 60 pounds of marijuana hidden inside furniture in a U-Haul van, West Baton Rouge authorities say.
As the traffic approaching the Interstate 10 bridge starts to back up miles toward the east each afternoon on the overpass overhead, a downtown Baton Rouge business owner is inviting frustrated commuters to come enjoy a Merge Madness Margarita instead.