12 hrs ago
Bookkeeper, 70, accused of $125,700 fraud against employer
A 70-year-old Hammond area bookkeeper for a logging company was arrested Tuesday, accused of cashing fraudulent checks worth over $125,700.
18 hrs ago
Tangipahoa's fracking attitude much healthier than St. Tammany's: James Varney
Tangipahoa Parish residents and government have embraced oil drilling, a far cry from what has been happening in St. Tammany Parish.Friday July 11, 2014.
Wildlife, fisheries chief named
Col. Joseph "Joey" Broussard, of Port Barre, has been named the new head of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
5 Shreveport-Bossier government stories to watch
Here's your list of local government stories to watch for this week: After an exhaustive search for a new executive director -- which included vetting the degrees of applicants -- the Metropolitan Planning Committee whittled its pool of 47 candidates to one, Robert Massarelli of Titusville, Florida.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Love of film started in Cuba for Pan Am documentary maker
Filmmaker Royd Anderson, who teaches social studies and English as a second language to seventh- and eighth-graders in Jefferson Parish, is writer, director and producer of the documentary "Pan Am Flight 759,'' a movie about the crash that happened 32 years ago in Kenner.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Patricia Gannon: Ita s a matter of class
You either have it or you don't. And if you don't, it can't be bought. Wealth and power confer privileges and status, but class is not a perk included in the package.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Two St. Tammany Parish lawyers are honored by La. State Bar Association
Robert Thomas Binney, who has a private law practice in Slidell, was among the Louisiana State Bar Association's recipients of a Pro Bono Publico Award at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans.
Edmonson wona t take retirement boost
State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said Friday he will not accept the enhanced pension benefits granted as a result of a controversial last-minute law change.
Two men arrested in meth lab bust
Narcotics agents with the Tri Parish Task Force shut down an active meth lab and arrested two men during a planned raid of an Independence home on Monday.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Barthelemy homicide trial won't move from Sabine Parish
The trial of a former Natchitoches police officer accused of kidnapping and fatally beating a Sabine Parish man will not be moved from the 11th Judicial District Court, according to a ruling today.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Man on a mission to honor Vietnam vets
There are not many people who know why September 19 is significant, but a Baton Rouge man is focused on making people aware.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Assessors want new valuation rules for oil wells
A group of Louisiana tax assessors is advocating for a series of property valuation changes that, if approved, could significantly increase property tax rates for oil and gas well operators, as well as revenues for local governments.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Le Cercle de Bacchus to introduce debs
Le Cercle de Bacchus has announced the names of the 15 young women to be presented Jan. 3, 2015, at its 57th Annual Presentation Ball at the Baton Rouge River Center.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Birthdays Betty Allen, West Monroe; Erma Bordon; Anna Cannon, West Monroe; Peggy Dunn; Annette Elliott, West Monroe; John Grigson, West Monroe; Linda Parker; Adam White, 20, Ruston Anniversary Randy and Debbie McKinnie, married 39 years, Sterlington Friday The Family History Club meets at 2 p.m. at the Snyder Museum at Bastrop.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
1 killed after pickup truck veers off I-10 in La.
Louisiana State Police say a 47-year-old Illinois woman has died in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in Acadia Parish.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Shreveport police bats have flown
In an effort to eradicate the mess and odor left by bats that made a home inside a section of the Shreveport Police Department, workers began removing the interior side of a wall on the second floor of the department's assembly room Tuesday, according to the consultant responsible for the project.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Judge Hebert remembered as fair, compassionate
The death last week of St. Landry Parish's 27th Judicial Court Judge Donald Hebert prompted fond remembrances during the recent Crime Stoppers Banquet.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Cool summer art will be on display at Art Melt
Step out of July's heat and melt into the coolness of summer art with the opening of Forum 35 annual "Art Melt."
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum to induct six
Standouts in prep and college football coaching, professional baseball, women's collegiate basketball, weightlifting and sports writing are the selectees to the 2014 Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions.