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Additional $1 million awarded to restoration of False River

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VIDEO: LA military sends greetings to loved ones on 4th of July

The Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System releases military greetings every holiday.

Baton Rouge Zoo continues search for Bald Eagle on nation’s birthday

The irony that a symbol of America went missing the day before the nation’s birthday does not escape officials at the Baton Rouge Zoo.

Man accused of killing step-father during argument at home in St. Martinville

A man was arrested last night after he allegedly murdered his step-father during a domestic dispute.

Protecting Louisiana: Local organization works to heal Atchafalaya Basin's 'dead zones'

The Atchafalaya is the country's largest river/swamp, with more than 1 million acres of swamps, bayous, bottomland hardwoods and backwater lakes. Some say it's the heart of southern Louisiana.

Firework related injuries increase during the Fourth of July holiday

The Fourth of July holiday accounts for 60 percent of annual firework injuries, according to a new study. At the end of June, the U.S.

Law enforcement to be out enforcing DWI laws this July 4 holiday

Officers from law enforcement agencies across Louisiana will be working overtime during the Independence Day holiday in an effort to save lives by removing impaired drivers from the state's roads.

Geismar plant that recently had explosion issued two compliance orders by DEQ

DEQ has issued two compliance orders for the Williams Olefins plant where a deadly explosion happened almost three weeks ago. One of the orders addresses the company's water retention pond, which is used for testing.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office now offers new video visitation system

New information from the Lafayette Parish jail.  Visits can now take place via the internet.  Lafayette parish is the first and only jail in Louisiana to have this new Telmate video visitation system, which means you no longer have to

Busted tail lamp ends with drug citation in Scott

On Tuesday, July 2, at 11:14 p.m., a Scott Police Officer was conducting vehicle mounted patrols in the 1000 block of L. Provost Road and observed a vehicle traveling in the intersection of L.