Local News

Seattle-based gaming company brings dozens of tech jobs

 Good news for the tech industry here in Baton Rouge. City officials say nearly a thousand technology jobs will come to the Capital City within the next year.

Pedestrian killed in crash on 72nd Avenue

Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was killed in last night’s crash on 72nd Avenue.

3 wanted for stealing credit card from boutique employee

Police say they are looking for a man and two women who stole a credit card and then used it to spend over $600 at a local electronics store.

Port Allen man arrested in murder for hire scheme

A Port Allen man is now in jail for trying to hire someone for murder, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Public Safety officer arrested for sexual battery

A Department of Public Safety Officer is now in jail after inappropriately touching a woman, according to the Louisiana State Police.Unknown Object

Port Allen Police Department gets new rides

 PAPD will now have 6 new vehicles at its disposal. Three marked cars and three unmarked cars. Many of the old vehicles were made in 1999, and haven't been reliable for some time now.

I-12 West open near Hammond, Eastbound still closed

UPDATE (7:00 pm): All lanes are open on I-12 West at the I-12/I-55 split. The queue on I-12 West has reached approximately two miles. I-12 East remains closed at the I-12/I-55 split. Eastbound traffic is being diverted to I-55 South. The queue on I-12 East has reached approximately one mile. The Traffic Management Center will advise of any changes. (6:00 pm): I-12 East and West remains closed at the I-12/I-55 split due to an overturned 18-wheeler.

Hammond man arrested on sexual battery charges

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of wanted suspect 47 year old Tyrone Kenneth Reine of Hammond, LA.

Suspect named in BRPD officer involved shooting

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting that happened on December 13, 2014.

Hammond man arrested after knocking house off foundation

Assumption Parish Deputies have a Hammond man in custody after he ran his car into a house on Bayou Drive in Pierre Part on December 12, 2014.