Mom’s new mission after son dies is to uplift community

A mother whose son was murdered says she wants to put the people of Port Allen on a healthier track to living in a safe environment. She says that healthier track includes increasing awareness of mental health issues, crime prevention, and creating educational opportunities.

Police investigating fatal shooting on Jefferson Avenue; 1 dead

Police began investigating a shooting on Saturday night.

Suspected drunk truck driver arrested following fiery I-10 crash

A truck driver was arrested Saturday morning after a fiery crash on I-10 in Prairieville shut down the interstate for several hours.

$450 million da Vinci painting rediscovered in Baton Rouge

Fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo da Vinci have survived to this day. More than a century has passed since the last time one was rediscovered.

Police investigate fatal stabbing in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating an early Friday stabbing death.

JPSO: Driver killed during race at NOLA Motorsports Park

A person is dead after a crash at the NOLA Motorsports track in Avondale.

Search cancelled after man jumped into river at Hollywood Casino

The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was reported entering the Mississippi River near downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday.

Part of 1-10 reopens after crash involving 18-wheeler temporarily shuts it down

I-10 westbound is currently closed at LA 73 due to a single vehicle crash with injuries involving an 18-wheeler.

Soldier returns from Florence relief, finds house ransacked

National Guardsman Luis Ocampo was working in New Bern for 10 days, assisting with Hurricane Florence relief, where he only got a few hours of sleep per night.

Two guys from Denham Springs pay it forward in South Carolina

Cajun food warmed bellies in South Carolina this week. It’s all thanks to two men from Denham Springs who wanted to return the favor after south Louisiana flooded in August of 2016. They packed up a donated trailer and made the 15-hour trip to Dillon County to cook pastalaya.

FOUND: Elderly woman who missed salon appointment located by police

The Baton Rouge Police Department is trying to find a missing elderly woman who didn’t show up for a beauty salon appointment.

Walmart employees in Louisiana earn nearly $4 million in cash bonuses

More than 915,000 Walmart employees in the nation received their share of more than $200 million in cash bonuses based on their stores' Q2 performances. In Louisiana, employees received $3.84 million of that money.

Judge: Drake Davis released from jail under certain conditions

Davis was released around 8:20 p.m. Friday night.

FOUND: Teenage boy runs away from home in Patterson

The runaway juvenile, Brannon Menser, was located safely around 8 p.m. Friday night, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office reports.

Tempers flare at LDEQ hearing for WBR oil recycling plant

Dozens of people showed up to a public hearing Thursday night to speak out against an oil recycling plant already built in Port Allen. Many were shut out of the room due to space limitations.

Widow with few months to live now facing flooding from Florence

Widow Debra Wright's doctors diagnosed her with cancer and gave her a year to live earlier this year, and now Hurricane Florence is devastating her home.

More accusations surface of sexual abuse by priests at New Orleans Catholic schools

We're learning about more accusations of sexual abuse involving priests at New Orleans Catholic schools. Fox 8 has obtained a lawsuit that outlines disturbing details of what those priests are accused of doing to young boys.

Angola hosts prison re-entry symposium

Highway 66 dead ends at a prison, and some folks don’t get to turn around.

Hammond man accused of setting mobile home in Livingston Parish on fire in January

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) has arrested a Hammond man for allegedly setting a mobile home on fire back in January.

New firefighting system developed at LSU does not require water

A new firefighting system might be able to save lives, all without using any water.

$15.6M awarded to Livingston Parish School Board for continued flood recovery

Senator John Kennedy has announced that FEMA has awarded more than $15 million to the Livingston Parish School Board for continued flood recovery efforts.

  3-year-old dies after wreck involving school bus; 1 other dead

Skylar West, the 3-year-old child who was injured in a wreck involving a school bus Tuesday morning, died Thursday, the Baton Rouge Police Department reports.

Bayou Vista man accused of trying to stab police officer

A Bayou Vista man has been arrested after reportedly trying to stab a police officer.

Clinton High School student gets perfect score on ACT...TWICE

Senior Clark Hensley made a perfect score on the ACT test not once, but TWICE. After utilizing the school’s ACT prep course and studying on his own, he decided to take a stab at the ACT. He made a perfect score of 36 on his first attempt last year.

APSO seeking person accused of stealing Crown Royal from gas station

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking information on a person who reportedly walked into a gas station and stole multiple boxes of Crown Royal.

TPSO employee arrested on domestic abuse charges

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that one of their own has been arrested on various charges, including domestic abuse.

Brad Pitt’s foundation sues architect over New Orleans homes

Actor Brad Pitt's foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

'Armed and dangerous’ man wanted in Breaux Bridge truck stop shooting

Police have arrested a woman and identified a man who suspected in a shooting at a truck stop in Breaux Bridge.

New Roads woman arrested on a dozen charges including arson with intent to defraud

A New Roads woman was arrested and charged several crimes related to a fire at her home over the summer.

Trailer and $7,000 worth of lawn equipment stolen in Ascension Parish

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help on finding out stole a utility trailer and nearly $7,000 in lawn equipment.

Police searching for missing 14-year-old girl

Detectives with the Shreveport Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 14-year-old girl.

  Two new ‘Vapor Wake’ K-9s join LSU police

The LSU Police Department has added two new explosive-detecting K-9s to join its two traditional explosive detection dogs already on the force. Jazz and Weeks are Labrador retrievers, trained to detect explosives and other substances, even as their target is moving.

Flea, tick products can cause seizures in pets, FDA warns

Flea treatments for dogs and cats can lead to neurological issues, including muscle tremors and seizures, the Food and Drug Administration warned.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, AARP and AARP Foundation Partner to distribute emergency preparedness kits

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) announced today that after the AARP and AARP Foundation emergency kit packing event, the agency will be distributing the prepared kits, Friday, September 28 at the EBRCOA Capital City Event Center at 6955 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

Police: Man charged for sending nudes to woman’s sister

A Baton Rouge man was charged for sending nudes without permission to a woman’s sister, according to arrest reports.

You can now freeze your credit for free

Reporting agencies are required to freeze report for no charge starting thanks to a federal law that goes into effect Friday.

Livingston Parish teacher responds to emergency call involving school bus

A Livingston Parish high school teacher responded to a emergency call involving a fiery school bus crash.

Woman in custody after 3 infants stabbed at New York daycare

Six people, including three infants, were stabbed early Friday morning at a daycare in Flushing Meadows, New York, according to local media.

Come out to the 2018 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival this weekend

The 2018 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Gonzales, right in the heart of Ascension Parish.

BRPD hosts National Night Out Against Crime

The Baton Rouge Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, held National Night Out Against Crime Thursday, September 20.

EBR School Board approves Exxon’s ITEP request

Thursday night, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved a proposal that many teachers opposed, fearing it would mean less money for schools.