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BRPD: Violent crime dropped 15 percent in 2013

The crime rate has been a highly discussed topic in Baton Rouge the last few years. Perhaps the intense interest in improving public safety is paying off.

LSU defeats Tulane, 6-0, for 13th shutout of the year

Sixth-ranked LSU defeated Tulane, 6-0, Tuesday night for the Tigers’ 13th shutout of the year at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Southern’s Devin Jenkins named men's SWAC Track & Field Athlete of the Week

Position: Sprints Class: Sophomore Hometown: Kapolei, HI

Powdered alcohol sparks conversations across country: locals say it's a good idea

You've heard of powdered drinks before like juice or even milk but what about alcohol?

Disgruntled bee causes school bus crash in WA; no injuries

South Prairie, WA (KCPQ) -- A pesky bee distracted a bus driver, causing a school bus carrying 27 middle school students to crash Monday afternoon in Orting, East Pierce Fire and Rescue said.

Survey results look at how parents feel about scholarship program

The Louisiana Federation for Children and the Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options announced the results of a joint survey of parents who have students in the scholarship program Tuesday.

Livingston man arrested on 100 counts of child pornography charges

A Livingston Parish man has been charged with 50 counts of possessing and 50 counts of distributing child pornography, according to the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.

BRPD release 2013 crime stats

The number of major crimes in Baton Rouge in 2013 decreased by 7.39 percent when compared to 2012, according to crime figures submitted to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.

Coast Guardsman gets confinement, bad conduct discharge for sexual assault conviction

A Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced Friday during a general court-martial held in New Orleans.

Indian surgeons find 12 gold bars in man's stomach

When a team of Indian surgeons opened up the stomach of a patient complaining of abdominal pain, they had no idea they'd extract a fortune.

LSU students hold concert for marijuana reform

The LSU group Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) will host a free music concert to raise awareness about the social impact of “the war on drugs” and show support for the medical marijuana and marijuana reform bills that are up

BESE rep to hold community forum on potential impact of HB 1177

Carolyn Hill, a Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education representative, will hold a public forum on the potential impact that House Bill 1177 could have on public schools in East Baton Rouge Parish.

UPDATE: All lanes open on I-10 East after 18-wheeler wreck

UPDATE: All lanes are open on I-10 East at the I-10/I-110 Split. The queue from this incident has reached LA-415. The Traffic Management Center will advise of any changes.   -----

Local runners describe emotion of 2014 Boston Marathon

Among the 31,805 runners who crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, about two dozen traveled from Baton Rouge.

Louisiana Earth Day Festival 2014, 'We Protect What We Love'

Louisiana’s Earth Day celebration, one of the nation’s largest environmental festivals, will take place April 27, 2014 along North Boulevard, from the Old State Capitol to Old Governor's Mansion, in downtown Baton Rouge.