Former NOPD officer shot in back while serving eviction notice

NEW ORLEANS – A deputy constable who was formerly an officer with the New Orleans Police Department was shot in the back while serving an eviction notice, sources told WWL-TV. The property manager who was with the constable was also shot, and both were rushed to a local hospital.  The constable was reported to be…

Walker man shot to death Tuesday after fight escalated, police say

WALKER – A fight between two people resulted in a deadly shooting Tuesday evening. According to Walker Police, 27-year-old Marrece Felder got into the encounter with the shooter around 4 p.m. near the corner of Travis and Jim Tilley streets. Officers said the fight escalated and the other person shot Felder three times before leaving…

Louisiana Attorney General officially announces campaign for governor

LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry formally announced Tuesday his gubernatorial campaign. His campaign sent out the following press release Tuesday morning: Today, Attorney General Jeff Landry officially launched his campaign for Governor of Louisiana. In his video announcement, Landry shares his life story and starts a conversation with Louisiana voters about the problems…

Tiger Stadium sells out ahead of home game against Tennessee

BATON ROUGE – LSU football announced Tuesday morning that Tiger Stadium was completely sold out ahead of the Oct. 9 home game against the Tennessee Volunteers.  Tiger Stadium is SOLD OUT — LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 4, 2022 Kickoff for the game will be Saturday at 11 a.m.. Permalink| Comments Top Featured Tags: – Louisiana…

Joe Burrow launches new non-profit to help underserved families

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Bengals quarterback and former LSU golden boy Joe Burrow is launching a new non-profit organization to help families overcome food insecurity and mental health issues.  The Joe Burrow Foundation will help underserved families in Ohio and Louisiana.  “I believe that everyone has a responsibility to do good,” said Burrow. “This Foundation allows…

Loretta Lynn, coal miner’s daughter and country queen, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90. In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Lynn’s family said she died Tuesday…

Hurricane Ian death toll up to 68 as danger lingers

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — People kayaking down streets that were passable just a day or two earlier. Hundreds of thousands without power. National Guard helicopters flying rescue missions to residents still stranded on Florida’s barrier islands. Days after Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction from Florida to the Carolinas, the dangers persisted, and…

Work release inmate missing for weeks found dead in Jackson cemetery

JACKSON – The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office reported an inmate who had walked out of his assigned work release location in September was found dead in a Jackson cemetery two weeks later.  On Sept. 19, the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of a work release inmate, Matthew Walker, who had walked off…

Three arrested after overnight standoff in Tangipahoa Parish; allegedly shot police dog when firing at deputies

TANGIPAHOA PARISH – Three people were arrested following an overnight standoff in Tangipahoa Parish after they allegedly shot at deputies and wounded one of their K9s. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said around 10 p.m., they were notified of two suspicious men with guns walking around in the Bedico Creek Lane trailer park, just east…

DOTD now says I-10 lane closures will last 14 months; previously said 1 year

BATON ROUGE – Since the announcement of a widening project that will reduce I-10 to just two lanes in each direction between the I-10/110 split and Acadian Thruway, DOTD has been the subject of major public scrutiny. The concern and confusion prompted DOTD to release this video that highlights what the agency says will be the…

Deputies investigating gunfire at Juban Crossing mall Saturday night

DENHAM SPRINGS – Deputies are investigating after gunfire erupted right outside Juban Crossing late Saturday. The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a report of shots fired at the mall around 9:30 p.m. Deputies said they found shell casings in a grassy area just outside mall property. No one was injured, and no…

Two people shot just outside St. Tammany Parish Fair Saturday night, police say

COVINGTON – Two people were shot Saturday night just outside the St. Tammany Parish Fair. The Covington Police Department said they responded to reported gunfire at the intersection of West 33rd Avenue and North Filmore Street, just two blocks from the parish fair, around 8 p.m. Witnesses told WWL-TV they heard dozens of gunshots in…

After Ian, Florida college students left homeless by floods

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A typical Friday for University of Central Florida students living at the Arden Villas apartments means preparing for a weekend of college football viewing, beer pong and, maybe, flipping open a book or two. Hurricane Ian required a change of plans. Students living at the complex near the UCF campus on…

State Police: Denham Springs man killed after truck crashed, overturned on I-49

NATCHITOCHES PARISH – A Denham Springs man was killed after a crash on I-49 Saturday morning. State Police said the crash happened on I-49 North, just south of Natchitoches, around 6 a.m. It claimed the life of 26-year-old Nicholas Bernard. Troopers said Bernard was driving a pickup truck on the interstate when he traveled off…

Man found shot to death in his vehicle on I-10 East in New Orleans, police say

NEW ORLEANS – A man was found shot to death in his vehicle after gunfire erupted on I-10 East Friday night. According to WWL-TV, New Orleans police responded to reports of gunfire on the interstate near the U.S. 90 Business/Slidell exit shortly before 8 p.m. Friday. Officers found a bullet-ridden vehicle stopped on the shoulder…

SNAP benefits increasing to adjust to rising cost-of-living

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana residents who receive funds from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see an increase in their monthly payments starting in October.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture raises allotments each year in line with particular food expenditures, according to reports provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index.…

Fall Fest preview: Denham Springs Fall Antique Festival

DENHAM SPRINGS – Saturday, Oct. 1, the main stretch of Hwy 16 in the Antique Village will be filled with hundreds of vendors from across the state, all gathered to celebrate the Fall Antique Festival. The event lasts from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Kim and Al Bye have been the festival coordinators for over…

How to help those affected by Hurricane Ian

FLORIDA – In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, a storm some are saying was a 500-year weather event, the southern area of Florida has been devastated by the hurricane.  Here are some ways you can help: GoFundMe verified fundraisers Fundraisers vetted by the GoFundMe team can help with short- and long-term recovery, with some campaigns…

Teen wearing ankle monitor shot up car outside school Wednesday, now in custody

BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a 15-year-old student accused of shooting up a car belonging to the parents of another student at Second Chance Academy Wednesday. The 15-year-old, whose name has not been released, is required to wear an ankle monitor after his arrest in a previous shooting. No one was injured in the gunfire…

Overturned truck blocked I-10 on-ramp, snarled traffic Thursday morning

BATON ROUGE – Traffic was stuck at a standstill after a pickup truck seemingly tumbled down an embankment along I-10 and landed upside down at an entrance ramp.  Law enforcement shut down I-10 westbound at the Essen Lane exit around 8:30 a.m. as EMS and the Baton Rouge Police Department responded to the scene. The…

Twin Span bridge in Northshore partially shut down after crash

ST. TAMMANY PARISH – Two lanes of I-10 were shut down on the Twin Spans near Northshore after a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning.  St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 responded to the crash along with Louisiana State Police. Video from the scene showed one car turned around to face oncoming traffic in the aftermath of…

‘Just Do It’: Pair caught on camera stealing over $8,000 of makeup from Hammond beauty store

HAMMOND – Two suspects were caught on security camera stealing over $8,000 worth of makeup from an Ulta Beauty, with the woman wearing a shirt with a perhaps ill-advised message. The Hammond Police Department posted via Facebook about the pair, who were seen entering Ulta Beauty in Hammond on Sept. 19. Police said the two…

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