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Child advocates urge lawmakers to 'Geaux Blue for Kids'

43 pictures lined a table in the state capital rotunda Tuesday. The ages and stories of the 43 kids who died last year in louisiana from child abuse and neglect were listed on the pictures.

UPDATE: BR man wanted for attempted murder after night club stabbing turns himself in

UPDATE 4-15-14: Vyron Carter, 46, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Monday, April 14, around 5:15 p.m. on the charge of Attempted Second Degree Murder.

State Police: Sheriff Deputy shoots, kills suspect

Louisiana State Police are investigating a deadly shooting involving a Tangipahoa Sheriff's deputy. It happened Tuesday afternoon in Hammond.

Napoleonville man killed in Ascension Parish head-on crash

Shortly before 10:00 a.m. on April 15, 2014, Louisiana State Police began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 70 south of LA Hwy 22 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 36-year-old Shelby G.

Baton Rouge poised to break cold weather records on Wednesday morning

When you woke up Tuesday morning, you certainly noticed the cooler than normal temperatures across south Louisiana. Brace yourself: even colder weather is on the way Wednesday.

UPDATE: LA-1 North now OPEN at I-10 in West Baton Rouge Parish

UPDATE: All lanes are open on LA Hwy 1 at I-10.  ----- UPDATE: Port Allen Police Dept. has LA 1 (n/b) at I-10 closed for the next seven hours due to an overturned 18-wheeler.  ----- LA-1 North is closed to traffic at I-10 in West Baton Rouge Parish due to an accident involving an overturned tractor trailer.

Cold weather prompts special statement from the National Weather Service

Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service issued the following special statement:

Plaisance chosen by Tulsa Shock in 2014 WNBA Draft

Theresa Plaisance was selected with the 27th pick by the Tulsa Shock during Monday’s WNBA Draft held at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino. She becomes the 17th player to be drafted in program history.

New audit reveals issues at DCFS

A new report by the state legislative auditors office found the Department of Children and Family services has work to do improve in it's mission to help keep kids safe. They looked at the DCFS.

Washington firm recalls dried egg products due to possible salmonella contamination

Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash. establishment, is recalling an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S.

Pulitzer Prize winner working on LSU book: 'Walking with Tigers'

New York native Jeffrey Marx is now working on his sixth book. The Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time New York Times best selling author is currently writing one LSU fans should love.

Zachary crash kills 27-year-old man Sunday

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies responded to a one-vehicle crash Sunday night at 8:34 p.m. at 14356 Milldale in which one man died.

Audit shows several schools mishandling state voucher money

An audit released on Monday by the Department of Education claims some schools might be abusing the State’s voucher system.

BR man holds ex-girlfriend hostage after carjacking her school bus

A Baton Rouge man is charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in a school bus carjacking and briefly holding her hostage.

Strong storms start Easter workweek

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed south Louisiana under a "Slight Risk" of severe weather Monday.