Local News

First U.S. victim of brain eating amoeba was LA resident

When a deadly amoeba was found in the state's municipal water supply last fall, questions and concerns about the safety of drinking water swirled across every part of the state.

Lafayette deputies looking for 3 burglary suspects

All three of the above listed subjects are wanted for the burglary of a residence that happened on June 15, 2014 in the 200 Block of French Court in Lafayette, LA.

OPD arrests 2 for crystal meth during traffic stop

Opelousas Patrol Officers stopped a vehicle on I-49 South near Harry Guilbeau Road in reference to improper lane usage, on Wednesday evening at 11:30 p.m.

Sand available in St. Martin Parish for possible flooding

Due to the large amount of rain moving through upper St. Martin Parish, sand bags will be available until approximately 3:30 this afternoon at the following two locations:

CATS needs more changes after three months of new route structure

For the last three months, CATS buses have been moving in a new direction. The transit agency changed its routes and schedules to give people faster, more convenient service.

Stalemate seen between governor's office and BESE over testing

There will not be a simple answer to the question of which test our students will take this year.

Lafayette makes sand available in preparation for possible flooding

Lafayette Consolidated Government announced this afternoon that sand has been made available.

EBR School Board members have mixed views about downsizing

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board may shrink in size, but as of right now, members don't know how it's all going to turn out.

5 teens charged for overnight crime spree in Crowley

Five Crowley teens, ranging in age from 13 to 16-years-old, were arrested on an array of charges related to an overnight crime spree.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested for murder of 24-year-old BR man

UPDATE 7-17-14: Baton Rouge Police have arrested Tajh Harris Thursday morning around 5:00 a.m. for the murder of 24-year-old Javontia Davis. Harris turned himself in after a Crime Stoppers tip confirmed his identity.

Railroad construction prompts weekend closure of Essen Lane

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that Essen Lane will be closed at the railroad crossing south of Interstate 10 starting Friday, July 18 at 9 p.m. through Monday, July 21 at 5 a.m.

2014 Back to School Expo set for Aug 2 at Cortana Mall

The 2014 Back to School Expo for Parents and Students is scheduled for Saturday, August 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cortana Mall.

Sunken German U-Boat discovered in Gulf of Mexico

Silent and shadowy, two hulks lie under the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters, unmoved since their deadly encounter 72 years ago during World War II. Now, the future has come to take a closer look.

BR man sentenced for using fake IDs to steal motor vehicles

After an FBI investigation, Charles K. Smith, 60, of Baton Rouge, was sentenced to 94 months in prison and three years of supervised release for using various fake identities to steal an RV, SUV, and boat.