Local News

I-10 East closed on Basin Bridge

I-10 East is closed at Mile Marker 121 (Basin Bridge) due to an accident. Traffic is not passing at this time. Congestion is minimal. The Traffic Management Center will advise of any changes.

Local immigration attorney reacts to Obama's executive order

The executive order that President Obama recently passed was designed to save immigrants who have been working steadily and have children WITH green cards from deportation.

Historic Coke sign will be turned on for Festival of Lights

Those of you attending the Downtown Festival of Lights Friday night will get a chance to look back in time.

Louisiana receives grant to prevent child sex trafficking

Louisiana just got a big boost from the federal government this week to help prevent and investigate child trafficking.

Southern University legal scholar stumped by Eric Garner decision

"I can't breathe. I can't breathe." Those are the words that struck millions of Americans, and a viral video has a lot of them asking "why?"

‘Electrical malfunction’ starts house fire on Balis Drive

An electrical malfunction sparked a fire to a house in the 2400 block of Balis Drive, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

I-10 West now open near Grosse Tete

UPDATE (3:18 p.m.) All lanes are open I-10 West at LA-415, in West Baton Rouge Parish, following removal of an accident at Mile Marker 138 (past Grosse Tete).

First suspect arrested in Hammond shooting

One of the two men responsible for a shooting on Quick Boulevard is now in jail, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Mom, son, boyfriend busted for marijuana in Prairieville

Three Prairieville residents are now facing drug charges after marijuana was found in their home, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

LA joins 17 states suing Obama for immigration executive order

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joined a group of 17 states on December 3, 2014, in filing a suit challenging President Barack Obama’s recent executive orders aimed at immigration.

St. James Parish Council approves 2015 budget, not sure if it’s legal

The St. James Parish Council approved a budget for 2015, but council members are not sure it is completely legal. They think the way they are funding a walking trail could be a misstep.

Educators voice their concerns to state superintendent

 "We know the challenges of educating children are becoming greater every day. This is the start of a year long discussion about how we prepare classroom teachers to be effective for their children on a daily basis."

LSU offering special pricing on remaining Tiger Stadium lockers

 – LSU is offering special holiday pricing on the remaining Tiger Stadium lockers that were removed from the game day football locker room in Death Valley last spring when the area was renovated.

BESE approves new early childhood classroom rules

A new set of rules will soon be making its way into our childcare classrooms.

New ambulance facility opens in eastern Iberville Parish

Eastern Iberville Parish resident can now expect quicker response time on medical emergency calls.