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Local impacts for Federal Government shutdown

More than 20,000 federal employees within Louisiana are home without pay due to the shutdown of the Federal Government. Below is a list of closures. We will continue to update this list, so please check back for updates.

Shutdown: National Weather Service continues work

Despite the Federal government shutdown, all NOAA agencies, including the National Weather Service, will keep their doors open for business.

Missing and endangered Florida child recovered by Louisiana Troopers

Louisiana State Troopers located an endangered child during proactive patrols prompted by a multi-state "Be On The Lookout" issued from Florida for a missing 5-month-old child from Florida.

Sulphur man arrested on murder charges after throwing baby across room

A 24-year-old man is behind bars after he confessed to throwing a 13-month-old baby across the room, causing fatal injuries.

Houston man wanted for murder arrested in Louisiana during traffic stop

A speeding violation has led to the arrest of a Houston, Texas man who has been on the run since December of 2012.

Burn ban issued in 32 parishes to be lifted on Oct. 1

State Fire Marshal H.

Sexual relationship between pastor, gunman’s wife being investigated as motive for shooting

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso addressed the media today regarding the case of a pastor who was shot and killed in front of his congregation.

Gov. Jindal invites Pres. Obama to Louisiana to discuss voucher program

In a letter sent on Monday, Sept. 30, Governor Bobby Jindal invited President Barack Obama to Louisiana to meet with parents participating in the Louisiana Scholarship Program. 

Deputies investigate suspected homicide after man was found on roadway in Sorrel

A man was found unresponsive and later died in St. Mary Parish. Deputies are currently investigating the case as a homicide.

Lake Charles pastor shot, killed during evening service; gunman held on $1M bond

A Lake Charles pastor was shot and killed while he was preaching during an evening service. The gunman surrendered to deputies and he is currently being held on a $1 million bond.