A Plaquemine man was killed Thursday morning after his pickup truck struck a commercial truck that had crossed into his path on LA 1 in Port Allen, authorities said.
State health officials are warning residents to limit their exposure to mosquitoes after confirming nine cases of West Nile Virus in people — the first registered infections this year — including a handful of severe cases in the Baton Rouge area a…
The West Baton Rouge Mosquito Control office has detected its first case of West Nile virus of the season, prompting an increase in mosquito spraying this week in the southern part of the Parish, officials said.
A Ventress man who died from injuries after trying to save his elderly father from a house fire is being remembered by family and friends as a local hero.
In a tiny room tucked behind the far side of the Port Allen Middle School gym, Chase Nyland-Square spends hours each week sorting crowded racks of clothes, putting the best ones forward for his classmates in need of something to wear.
A State Trooper was injured Thursday after he became trapped in the truck door of a man fleeing a traffic stop, State Police spokesman Trooper Taylor Scrantz said.
The West Baton Rouge deputy who fatally shot a man during a narcotics raid last month had received extensive gun safety training, earned a prestigious award for saving a state trooper’s life and is named in a lawsuit after hitting a fleeing suspec…
A school bus driver transporting a half-dozen students in West Baton Rouge Parish was struck by a car Wednesday morning after the bus driver appeared to run a red light.
The former president of the Vacherie Volunteer Fire Department used $56,500 in department money for personal purposes over a two-year period, a new investigative audit says.
Three protesters of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline challenged a Louisiana law aimed and protecting "critical infrastructure," saying in a lawsuit filed Friday that they were arrested in violation of their free speech and other civil rights.
A former West Baton Rouge judge who served a lengthy suspension for judicial improprieties before stepping down entered a crowded race for sheriff just ahead of Thursday's deadline for candidates seeking to run for public office across Louisiana.
A former West Baton Rouge judge who served a lengthy suspension for judicial improprieties before stepping down amid harassment allegations entered a crowded race for sheriff just ahead of Thursday's deadline.
Authorities have recovered a highway marker honoring the birthplace of blues singer and guitarist Buddy Guy, months after it was knocked down by a car and stolen.
Many Livingston Parish incumbents are heading into the final day of qualifying Thursday still unopposed, though challengers have one more day to diversify the races.
The family of Josef Richardson, the Port Allen man fatally shot by a West Baton Rouge deputy, called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the shooting as they continued to press for answers nearly two weeks since the deadly encounter.
A little more than a year removed from Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa's acquittal on a bribery charge, two challengers qualified Tuesday to be the top executive of Louisiana's fastest-growing parish.
Reynard Douglas III stepped out of the West Baton Rouge courthouse Tuesday morning angling to change how the parish government and its largest law enforcement agency engages with the public, nearly two weeks after his uncle was fatally shot by a deputy.
Several incumbents and some of the more prominent incumbents who have been campaigning for months qualified Tuesday for fall elections in Ascension and other River parishes.
Authorities have now arrested seven people suspected in the shooting of a pregnant woman who died after a drive-by shooter fired multiple times into her Pointe Coupee Parish home as she slept in bed.
Federal authorities have arrested two men suspected of killing a pregnant woman this year by firing into her Pointe Coupee Parish home while she was asleep in bed.
A woman inside a West Baton Rouge Parish motel room during a "no-knock" raid last week says her boyfriend was surrendering to law officers when a deputy ran into the room and fatally shot him just seconds after bursting through the door.
The teenage daughter of a Port Allen man who was fatally shot by a West Baton Rouge deputy called for answers into her father’s death Wednesday, nearly a week after authorities executing a "no-knock" search warrant burst through the door of the mo…
Deputies from the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office were searching for drugs inside a motel room where a Port Allen man was fatally shot last week, according to a search warrant released Wednesday.
A Port Allen man shot Thursday by a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy was killed by a single bullet to the back of his neck. On Wednesday, the family of 38-year-old Josef Richardson gathered outside the West Baton Rouge courthouse and plead…
Ja'Kera Richardson fought through tears speaking before a crowd of about 200 people gathered in front of the West Baton Rouge courthouse Wednesday afternoon to demand answers into her father's death.
A Port Allen man shot Thursday by a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy was killed by a single bullet to the back of his neck, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday, nearly five days since the deadly encounter.
Deputies found drugs in the Budget 7 Motel room where a Port Allen man was shot and killed Thursday by a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy, according to the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
Lt. Ken Albarez was crossing the Interstate 10 bridge Monday morning returning to Port Allen after a work trip across the river when he slowed to a crawl behind a line of slowing vehicles. A woman had abandoned her van and was clinging to the othe…
Debbie Doiron Martin wanted to learn more about her family’s past, so in 2017, she started a Facebook group called Our Ancestors in Photos. She hoped to create a platform for people like herself — descendants of exiled Acadians who had settled in …
The family of a Port Allen man shot dead at a motel by a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy describe him as a nonviolent person, but little other information has trickled out since Thursday night's fatal encounter.
PORT ALLEN — State Police are investigating the Thursday night officer-involved fatal shooting by a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy who discharged his weapon while executing a search warrant at a motel room, said State Police spokesman Ta…
PORT ALLEN — The group of teens stood off to the side of the room, quietly practicing the firm and confident handshake method councilman Carey Williams had been teaching them.
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.
Kelly Bordelon toyed with getting some sandbags as Hurricane Barry approached, but he’d didn’t think he’d need any, since he never flooded before.
Iberville Parish will be taking down the inflatable flood barriers that were installed along Bayou Manchac Friday as Hurricane Barry was bearing down on the state and appeared to pose an imminent flooding threat to the region, an attorney for the …
After two nights of having to stay put, Iberville Parish residents can once again go out at night as the parish government announced that it's lifting its curfew.
Update: 9:45 a.m.: A lawyer representing Iberville Parish government said Saturday morning that the parish president took no actions to install water-inflated flood barriers along Bayou Manchac after a federal judge ordered a halt to the dams earl…
ST. GABRIEL — About 20 trusties at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center were manning two partially automated sandbagging machines late Friday morning at the rear of the huge state prison complex in Iberville Parish ahead of Tropical Storm Barry.
As they prepare for the arrival of Barry, Pointe Coupee Parish officials have been slowly drawing down False River so there’s more drainage capacity for the expected heavy rains.
East Baton Rouge Parish plans to sue neighboring Iberville Parish to prevent water-inflated flood barriers known as AquaDams from be used to protect against high water on Bayou Manchac, the city-parish mayor-president said Friday.
East Baton Rouge Parish officials say they intend to have sandbags available to residents prepping for Tropical Storm Barry at least until Friday evening.
Officials in Baton Rouge and surrounding communities are preparing for possible excessive rainfall later this week and into the weekend as the National Hurricane Center says a Category 1 hurricane could hit the Lake Charles area Saturday and bring…
Louisiana Tri-Parish Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will hold its Blossoms of the Enchanted Garden: A Debutante Cotillion Ball on July 27.
The New Roads Police are offering a $500 reward for information on the whereabouts of an AR-15 belonging to a New Roads police officer and stolen last month from his police vehicle, New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald said.
After the new parish president promised to review all contracts with Pointe Coupee Parish government, the parish council could has approved a new bulky waste and whitegoods contractor — but not without questions on the proposed company's experienc…
Down a dusty gravel road that’s easy to miss without the detailed directions of a local, the rural Pointe Coupee Animal Shelter isn’t your obvious target for theft or vandalism, nor is it the kind of facility apt to capture national attention.
A former West Baton Rouge deputy accused of stalking and sexually assaulting multiple women while on duty pleaded guilty Monday to malfeasance in office.
A Baton Rouge man has been arrested for allegedly traveling to West Baton Rouge Parish with the intent to pay for sexual activities with a child.