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Ascension fire departments receive rebates

The fire departments of Ascension Parish have received some much needed funds.

33 MD: Melasma Fix?

It's even more reason to stay out of the sun.

EBR students to receive free lunch this school year

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is proving that there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Byrd's the word at Saints camp Tuesday

Tuesday, Saints safety Jairus Byrd practiced with the team for the first time this offseason. The team’s biggest offseason free-agent acquisition took part in the walkthrough part of practice in West Virginia.

Witnesses say driver who hit 6-year-old may have been speeding

Neighbors who saw the whole incident say - Scott was driving way too fast. This stretch of Washington Avenue is between Plank Road and North Acadian Thruway.

Free classes for film/TV production assistants Aug 16-17

P.A. Boot Camp is a free class offered to East Baton Rouge Parish residents interested in becoming Production Assistants on feature film and television sets.

Mid-City businesses excited for Government street makeover

The mid-city section of Baton Rouge is home to some of the most unique stores in the city, but they easily go unnoticed because of the way Government street is currently set up.

Shooting endangers 3-year-old, father in Amite

Two men are now in jail after firing shots that endangered an adult and their small child.

BRPD arrests manager for stealing over $41K from Catholic Diocese

A Baton Rouge Diocese employee is now in jail after stealing over $41,000. BRPD spokesperson Cpl Don Coppola, says officers arrested Alice W. Faucheux, 57, around 9:00 a.m. on July 29.

I-10 Mississippi River Bridge to be closed Aug. 2-3 for inspection

The westbound outside lane of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge will be closed Saturday, August 2, 2014 and Sunday, August 3, 2014 between the hours of 6:00AM to 1:00 PM due to routine bridge inspection.

BESE votes to join Common Core lawsuit against Jindal

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted on Tuesday to join the lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal.

Another veto possible after Gonzales council approves budget

Mayor Barney Arceneaux says he has a lot of thinking to do and several conversations to hold before he either accepts of vetoes the latest city budget proposal.

6-year-old in critical condition after hit and run on Washington Ave

Baton Rouge police arrested a woman who is accused of hitting a child with her car and driving away.

Recently retired APSO deputy drowns while trying to save dog

A recently retired sheriff’s deputy drowned in the Spanish Oaks pond, while trying to save his dog.

Why the retail business is suddenly booming in Baton Rouge

If you've lived in Baton Rouge for more than a few years, you've noticed more retails stores and restaurants popping up across the Capitol City. Local real estate experts tell Rachael Penton that trend is going to continue.