Local News

Severe weather claims life of driver due to fallen tree limb

Today’s storm indirectly claimed the life of a Baton Rouge man. The victim was driving his vehicle on College Drive when a massive tree limb fell on the roof of his car.

Drilling for relief well at Bayou Corne sinkhole is underway

The next major development is underway in trying to determine just what caused that massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

Robber charged with first-degree murder after victim dies of heart attack

 A Baton Rouge man died from a heart attack after three suspects allegedly caused him physical harm and robbed him of personal belongings.

Assumption Parish Evacuees Who Qualify Receive Checks From Texas Brine's Evacuation Assistance Fund

The Texas Brine Company is set to begin well casing installation for a relief well tonight.

New Information Surfacing In St. John The Baptist Parish Shooting

New information is surfacing in yesterday's tragic shooting in St John The Baptist Parish.

Shunick Killer Pleads Guilty

The man accused of killing Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate has pled guilty. Brandon Scott Lavergne entered a guilty plea for both murders. Now he faces two life sentences without parole.

Man arrested for car wash burglary

 Crowley Police have arrested a Midland resident and have charged him with burglary. The incident and arrest occurred on August 10.

Report: Tyrann Mathieu to remain in rehab, will consider football future later

A report says Tyrann Mathieu will remain at a drug rehab facility in Houston for the near future instead of transferring to another school or enrolling at LSU for the fall semester.

Two arrested for sending explicit pictures to a minor

Two teens are locked up on criminal charges this evening. Police in Crowley said Kaleb Clement, 19, and William Simon, 17, sent explicit pictures to an underage girl.

UPDATE: Brandon Scott Lavergne pleads guilty to two counts of murder

 Brandon Scott Lavergne has pled guilty to two counts of First-Degree Murder in the deaths of Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate. Lavergne pled guilty to all charges in exchange for life in prison.