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Bowie County guard accused of helping inmate escape

 A Bowie County Correctional Center guard is under arrest after he allegedly helped an inmate escape on July 14.

LSU press poet Alice Friman wins Georgia Author of the Year Award

“Vinculum,” by LSU Press poet Alice Friman, received the Georgia Author of the Year Award for poetry. The 48th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards were presented at Kennesaw State University on June 16.

Local horses infected with West Nile virus, officials urge precaution

The State Department of Agriculture and Forestry says they're seeing a large jump in the number of horses infected with West Nile virus.

Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes baby zebra

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a baby plains zebra. He was born on Tuesday, July 17 and is doing well on exhibit with the herd. This baby is the 23rd zebra born at the Baton Rouge Zoo.

Suspects sought for fatal shooting in the Iberville Housing Development

New Orleans Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Aldred “Al” Dixon and 19-year-old Demonte “D-man” Carmouche.

Citizens take picture of fleeing robbery suspect, leads to his arrest

Just a day after a violent Home Invasion in the French Quarter, 8th District Detectives arrested Ronnie Tolliver, 31, and charged him with Home Invasion, Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Battery.

Armed robbery of victim’s cell phone turns into overnight police standoff

BRPD was forced to send in its SWAT team over night after an armed robbery suspect was located, but refused to evacuate his home.

Thousands of singers hit the Big Easy for FOX's American Idol auditions

FOX's American Idol season twelve auditions are in full swing. In New Orleans thousands of Idol hopefuls had to wait their turn to show off their voices for the shows first round judges.

Local painter selected for Best of the Bayou poster contest

 Best of the Bayou has selected the official artwork for its inaugural festival poster, chosen after a 15-day contest open to all area artists. The winning artwork is a painting by Susan Shaffer of Schriever.

Poor fire rating sends premiums soaring

Alsen is a small community in between Scotlandville and Baker.