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Whoa, boy! Horses lead police on I-10 chase near Gonzales

GONZALES, La. (KLFY) - (4/23/19) Traffic camera footage showed the horses running in the center divider of the freeway around 9:30 a.m. The exact number of horses loose was not clear Monday morning.


Catamaran opens resource center in Gonzales

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Catamaran Industrial Services, a division of Catamaran Solutions, is opening a resource center in Gonzales. The facility, located at 1425 South Purpera Avenue, will act as a center for Catamaran’s staffing, onboarding, training and testing activities.


Sheriff: Contractor took $40K from flood victim, never started repairs

ASCENSION PARISH - Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man accused of failing to complete work on a flood-damaged home. According to the sheriff's office, 37-year-old Ellis St. Pierre was arrested Friday. An investigation revealed that St. Pierre received $40,000 to r


Gonzales man arrested in case of missing teen from Mississippi; girl met over internet

GONZALES — A Gonzales man was awaiting extradition Monday to northeastern Mississippi after Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies arrested him on a warrant over a 13-year-old girl missing from that state, authorities said.


Louisiana man arrested and charged with contractor fraud

ASCENSION PARISH, La. (KLFY) - A Lafayette man was arrested and charged with contractor fraud. Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre says his department "arrested 37-year-old Ellis St. Pierre on residential contractor fraud" last week.


Coast Guard: Public hearings for probe into Sunshine Bridge crash planned next month in Ascension Parish

The U.S. Coast Guard plans a weeklong evidentiary hearing in Ascension Parish starting 8 a.m. May 6 over the Sunshine Bridge crash last year that shut or limited access to the Mississippi River span for months.


Gonzales city officials propose new street to ease LA 30 congestion

GONZALES - There's a new street in the works in Ascension Parish. It's all part of ten projects for the city roads in Gonzales. The street named St. Francis Boulevard will run right behind the hospital and the city hopes it will funnel some of the cross traffic from Highway 30.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office seeks man who drained bank account

DENHAM SPRINGS – Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for a suspect who stole a man’s wallet and drained his bank account, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.


Sheriff: Louisiana man abducted Monroe County girl

Speech to Text for Sheriff: Louisiana man abducted Monroe County girl. Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.


First Federal Bank of Louisiana new branch location

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Employees of First Federal Bank of Louisiana held a groundbreaking ceremony for their newest branch on Tuesday morning. The facility will be located in Alexandria on the corner of Coliseum Boulevard.


Man broke into Louisiana Governor's Mansion, damaged property before falling asleep

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana State Police on Monday revealed an extraordinary security breach at the Governor's Mansion, saying they had arrested a man last week who trespassed into the building and damaged property before falling asleep on a couch.


Two patients arrested after multiple nurses injured in separate incidents

BATON ROUGE - Police charged two men for injuring multiple nurses at a facility Monday in two separate incidents. The first was reported around 10:43 a.m. at location on Margaret Ann. According to an arrest report, Toblet King attacked two nurses who were attempting to administer medicine. During th


Risk of severe weather in south Louisiana back in forecast, might impact Jazz Fest

A chance of severe weather returns to the forecast in south Louisiana this week. According to the National Weather Service, there's a "slight" risk of severe weather for the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas Thursday.


Report: One person shot in Waffle House parking lot on Highland Road in Baton Rouge

One victim is in the hospital, and a gunman is on the loose after a shooting in the Waffle House parking lot on Highland Road late Monday night, according to WBRZ-TV. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reportedly said the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. when two vehicles met in the parking lo


INVESTIGATORS: Flambeau Fest to face second lawsuit amid 9News Investigation

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The City of Gonzales has decided to move ahead with a lawsuit to try to recover tax dollars from Flambeau Fest organizers and the media company behind the event, PI Entertainment.


Uniquely Louisiana Term Makes It To Merriam-Webster Dictionary

A word that we use quite often here in Lafayette and other parts of the state has been made official by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. When you're walking out of a bar in downtown Lafayette and especially in New Orleans, it's no thought to grab a "go-cup" so that you can walk down the street with y


This Is the Best Company for Employees in Louisiana

Looking for a great place to work? You might want to check this place out. It's true, some companies are better to work for than others. Of course there are a lot of factors that go into the quality of an employer. Things like job security, salary, work environment, even the people who run the compa


Louisiana Senate approves bill to cancel New Orleans bail bond firms’ refunds to customers

The Louisiana Senate voted 38-1 Tuesday (April 23) in favor of legislation aimed at absolving New Orleans bail bonds firms from having to pay $6 million worth of refunds to 50,000 customers. The bill would also slightly lessen the fees associated with purchasing bail bonds to get a person out of jai


Family cheers on Livingston Parish American Idol star

LIVINGSTON PARISH - The country singing, guitar playing, French Settlement High graduate, 18-year-old Laine Hardy is now one of the top 8 contestants on ABC's American Idol. Monday night the show featured Hardy and his Louisiana upbringing as family watched at home.