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DOTD announces 13 new projects to make walking, biking to school safer

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Safe Routes to School Program announced that thirteen new projects have been selected in the 2013 application cycle.

Bond set at $225,000 for man accused of ramming gate at Angola

Bond was set at $225,000 for a man accused of ramming his vehicle into the gate at Angola Prison. The judge also ordered an evaluation regarding his mental state.

Angola guards fire at car

On Sunday, September 8, 2013, at approximately 2:34 p.m., Angola correctional officers working the front gate of the Louisiana State Penitentiary reported a suspicious vehicle approaching and retreating multiple times.

'Swamp People' stars arrested after alleged fight

Two stars of the hit reality show “Swamp People” were arrested for their alleged involvement in a fight.

Duson man shot in the chest during home invasion; suspect wanted

A 22-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot in the chest by a home intruder.

High speed chase leads to the arrest of two soldiers

A high speed chase leads to the arrest of two Fort Polk Soldiers in Vernon Parish. On Friday at 12:40 p.m. a Trooper from Troop E was in a high speed chase after trying to stop two separate motorcycles for speeding.

Two local non-profits teaming up to help out local children in need as well as orphans in Romania

For the first time two non-profits are partnering up to give back to local children in need as well as orphans in Romania.  LOVE Inc, which helps local children, and Another Child Foundation, which helps orphans in Romania are having a ben

Former Assistant District Attorney Keith Stutes running against Mike Harson for District Attorney

From prosecuter to retirement, now Keith Stutes wants back in the game, and this time as 15th judicial district attorney.

Four men wanted on narcotics trafficking charges

Louisiana State Police is asking for the public’s help locating four people wanted for charges relating to narcotics trafficking. Detectives are looking for the following people:

Farm safety critical during sugarcane planting season

Farm safety is of great concern now that sugarcane planting is in full swing and the public needs to be aware along with those riding ATVs.