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4 arrested in Tangipahoa meth lab busts

Four Tangipahoa Parish residents are facing charges for manufacturing methamphetamine. Sheriff Edward Daniels says officers found two “one pot” meth labs and the required materials in Hammond and Independence.

DHH reports LA’s first West Nile death, 6 new cases

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is reporting the state's first West Nile virus death of 2014. The death occurred in Caddo Parish.

SMPSO arrests 3 on several drug charges

Three people are in jail on several drug charges after a police investigation on Thursday, July 24.

Fire breaks out behind BR shopping center

At 11:29 a.m. St George dispatched a unit to 9800 Perkins Road on the report of a transformer fire.

BR man follows woman while performing obscene acts

Baton Rouge Police detectives are attempting to identify the individual in these photos who is accused of performing obscene acts on July 13, 2014 around 12:27 a.m.

Unrestrained Plaquemine man killed in Iberville Parish crash

Shortly before 11:30 pm on July 24, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 75 south of LA Hwy 3066 in Iberville Parish.

Meet the man who laid the groundwork for "Hollywood South"

Jerry Leggio was working for the state back in 1960, when he got the chance of a lifetime. “I was with the Department of Labor,” he explained.

Crumbling sidewalk poses challenge for Baton Rouge quadriplegic

When Glen Gaudet noticed the cracks forming on the sidewalk by the intersection of Coursey BLVD and Market Street he immediately notified DPW.

Police make arrest in Amite store theft

UPDATE:  Tangipahoa deputies arrested Latricia Rowland, 23, of Greensburg, LA for the TNT Western Store burglary that happened on Monday, July 21. Rowland was booked into the parish jail. -----

'Gotcha' Gonzales launched to catch wanted suspects

The Gonzales Police Department is looking for three suspects they say have been able to avoid arrest.

Man arrested after allegedly firing shots into Gonzales home

Gonzales police have booked Royal Johnson, 24, into the Ascension Parish Jail, who surrendered to police around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 24.

Catholic High School volunteers participate in active shooter safety drill

If you live around Catholic High in Baton Rouge, you might have heard a bit of chaos Thursday morning, but don't worry, it's all a part of a safety plan for this upcoming school year.

New Orleans bars make smokers step-outside for 1 week

By Tyler Wing Bars across New Orleans are going smoke free. It's a movement Louisiana smokers may have to get used to.

Time limit cancels Metro Council vote on "fairness ordinance"

The people who filled every open space in the Metro Council chambers heard nearly every possible argument for and against the "fairness ordinance." What they did not hear was a vote.

EBR pastors voice concerns about Fairness Ordinance

Local pastors came together to let the Metro Council know what they want to see out of today's vote. The pastors think the Fairness Ordinance is unfair. They said it could create even more hiring problems for business owners.