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Neighbors react to former mayor child porn charges

Neighbors are "sounding off" about former Sorrento Mayor Wilson Longanecker's arrest on child porn charges Thursday.

WBR deputy arrested for abusing power, prositution

A West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy is now in jail, accused of using his badge to try to have his way with prostitutes.

Zachary woman dies in 2 vehicle crash on LA 64

Shortly after 4:00 pm on October 16, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle injury crash that occurred on LA Hwy 64 (Greenwell Springs–Port Hudson Rd.) at Joor Rd. in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Baton Rouge residents nervous about BP's presence on the coast

 "It'll be a tragedy if we allow BP to continue to drill and destroy

State Police seize almost $1M in prescription pills

On October 10, 2014, Louisiana State Police along with multiple other agencies executed three search warrants and made six arrests in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Teacher evaluations causing a stir

 School evaluations came out this week and the results are causing quite a stir. More teachers received ratings of effective this year than last, but the student achievement on standardized tests didn't increase at the same rate.

See what's happening at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair

Tonight is family night at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair, and that means you can get deals on rides! It's $10 to get in, and rides are unlimited! You can enjoy the fun and games until 10:00 tonight.

Kenny Henderson steps down from head of LHSAA

The LHSAA Executive Committee and its Executive Director, Kenny Henderson, have mutually agreed that it is in the best interest of the association and Mr. Henderson to sever their relationship, effective October 24, 2014.

Deputies lock up Donaldsonville drug dealer who had 19 prior arrests

A Donaldsonville man is now in jail after Ascension Parish deputies found over $5,000 worth of drugs in his home.

State Rep Patricia Smith to speak on Health Care at LSU

State Representative Patricia Smith, a legislative leader in health care policy, will speak at LSU at noon on Friday, October 24th about health care in Louisiana.

Former Sorrento mayor arrested on 40 counts of child pornography

Former Sorrento Mayor Wilson Longanecker, Jr.

Mother of state senator woman dies from injuries in Prairieville crash

Shortly before 12:30 pm on October 18, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle injury crash that occurred on US Hwy 61 north of LA Hwy 427 in Ascension Parish.

Partial Solar Eclipse Visible Today in Louisiana

A solar eclipse occurs when a new moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, and the moon casts it's shadow the surface of the Earth.

3 men arrested for burglarizing over 25 cars in Watson subdivision

Three young men are now in jail after Livingston Parish deputies say they burglarized over 25 unlocked cars in a Watson neighborhood.

Deputies seize over 130 grams of marijuana, arrest dealer

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies say they seized over 140 grams of drugs and arrested a drug dealer at an apartment on King Bradford Drive.