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Tigers returning from baseball summer leagues, begin classes August 25

LSU baseball players that participated in summer collegiate leagues are returning to Baton Rouge, ready to begin fall semester classes on Monday, August 25.

LSU's Mainieri and Bertman raise awareness for ALS with Ice Bucket Challenge

Former LSU baseball head coach Skip Bertman teamed up with current head coach Paul Mainieri to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.

BR neighborhood in shock after child shot during car ride

A local family is still grieving the death of a seven year old after what appears to have been a random act of violence in the Capitol City. Little Terrez Coleman was shot while riding in the back seat of his family car yesterday

Proposed program would help control cat population

The Companion Animal Alliance is hoping to save the lives of countless cats in the area and cut down on the cat population at the same time with a new program.

What's that smell at the intersection of Burbank & Staring?

Raw sewage is taking over the brand new Staring Lane Extension that leads to Burbank Drive. If you drive by quickly on your way to work, you won't notice much out of the ordinary---unless it just finished storming.

BR gas prices drop, as crisis Iraq in continues

The crisis in Iraq doesn't seem to be affecting gas prices here at home. In fact the average price for a gallon of gas in Baton Rouge has fallen seven cents since last week.

Autopsy identifies body found near levee as missing Donaldsonville teen

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala has confirmed that the body that was found along the levee in Donaldsonville last Thursday afternoon, August 14, 2014, is that of 15-year-old Brandon Augusta.

Woman dies while checking mailbox in St. Amant

Shortly after 11:00 am on August 18, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on LA Hwy 431 north of LA Hwy 934 (Black Bayou Rd.) in Ascension Paris

Police: man has been breaking into cars since May 2014

A Baton Rouge man is now in jail after breaking into cars for several months.

Unrestrained driver dies in crash on US Hwy 61 in West Feliciana Parish

Shortly after 7:15 pm on August 17, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on US Hwy 61 at LA Hwy 964 north of Thompson Creek in West Feliciana Parish.

Drive-by shooting kills 7-year-old boy on Prescott Road

Detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed one child and injured another.

BR coaches and athletes compete for $500 prize

It can cost a lot of money to run a successful sports team, just ask some of the coaches in our area. Saturday, BREC wanted to give back to some local teams.

EBR School System holds fair to recruit more than 100 teachers

School just started back up for the students in East Baton Rouge, but dozens of schools are still short-staffed and in need of full-time teachers. That's why school board officials are doing what they can to recruit the best candidates.

Judge denies NAACP's request for injunction against school board redistricting

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board can go ahead and reduce its ranks.

SEC Network announces league slate of games for LSU basketball

The new SEC Network highlighted its second day of operation Friday night by announcing the 18-game Southeastern Conference men’s basketball schedules for the 14-team league, including the list of dates and games for Coach Johnny Jones and