Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
GRAND ISLE, LA (WAFB) -
A state audit found several problems with the collection of tolls
on the LA 1 toll bridge in Leeville near Grand Isle.
The bridge isn't manned and people are expected to stop and
purchase a pass before crossing the bridge.
The audit revealed that Louisiana Transportation Authority
officials hadn't gone after some 300,000 potential cases where drivers crossed
the bridge without paying.
Critics say this is the state losing out on millions which would
normally be used to pay for the bridge.
"Those who are responsible for making the system work did not
do their jobs and we get left holding the bag," State Representative Patrick
"That's money that is not collected and somebody's got to pay for
it. It's going to be the taxpayers of the State."
The audit roughly covered last year.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials
admit the audit revealed serious problems and they say they've already started
working on them.
"We're attacking that backlog really aggressively and we're
working with the Attorney General's office. They are helping us with those
collections and we're moving forward and starting to increase those
DOTD estimates toll collections are now at 95 percent.
Crews recently installed a box on the bridge that allows drivers
to pay the toll at the bridge crossing.
Louisiana has also contracted with Mississippi and Texas to
process violators from out of state.