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Students react to smoke free campus at LSU

"We tailgate too hard over here, good luck though" That sentiment is shared by many students on how LSU is going to be able to enforce the no smoking rule during the football season.

Gonzales PD arrest 2 men for stealing over $1,400 with gas card

Two Gonzales men are now facing theft charges after stealing over $1,400 with a company gas credit card.

73-year-old man dies during car crash in Point Coupee Parish

Shortly before 9:30 am on August 24, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 415 at LA Hwy 981 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

LSP needs your help finding car responsible for hit and run in St. Amant

Troopers are asking the public’s help in locating a vehicle which was involved in a hit and run crash in St. Amant last week.

Electrical short causes house fire on Wisteria Street

A house is now in need of repairs being seriously damaged by an electrical fire. The fire started around 8:41 p.m. on August 24, 2014, at house in the 1700 block of Wisteria Street.

Arson fire causes $80K in damage to home on Mission Street

Baton Rouge fire officials are currently investigating an arson fire that caused $80,000 in damage to a vacant home.

BRAVE hosts neighborhood cleanup to help eliminate crime

Community members gathered at Fruit of the Spirit church bright and early, to pick up trash and mow lawns in the 70805 zip code area of Baton Rouge. It is all an effort to help reduce the crime rate in the neighborhoods.

LSU to adopt more mental approach leading up to Wisconsin game

After eight months of waiting, the LSU Tigers return to the field one week from Saturday.

EBRSO arrests teacher for having sex with 16-year-old student

Ashley Dowden, 39, is facing felony sex charges tonight. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says she admitted to having sex with one of her 16-year-old students.

Bailout Batman: Fundraiser hopes to free Batman, proceeds go to non-profit

Losing a child is something most parents could never imagine, and aren't financially prepared for either, but one local organization looks to ease at least the financial burden for those grieving parents.

Survey: North BR residents think BRAVE program is working

Violent crime is less of a problem in the 70805 community, at least according to a new survey by some LSU researchers.

Residents upset by boil-water advisory in East Feliciana Parish

People who live near Clinton still do not know when they will be able to drink the water out of their faucets.

APSO arrests Prairieville man for stealing nearly $5K from employer

A Paririeville man is now facing felony theft charges for using a company credit card for personal use. Investigators say Joseph Albert, 44, charged $4,980.33 on his employer’s gas card.

BRAVE holding 'Gas for Guns' buyback program August 23

City officials are holding a gun buyback program that will give residents gas cards for turning in guns.

Lawsuit forces BR School Board to downsize

It looks like the Baton Rouge School Board really is shrinking. An appeals court judge approved the board's plan to get rid of two members and re-draw district lines, on August 20, 2014.