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Lady Jaguar softball team eyes SWAC title after 0-23 start

The Southern softball program hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years. The 2014 season didn’t start well but there’s a renewed spirit on campus.

LSU adds home-and-home series with Syracuse; Tigers to open 2015 against McNesse

LSU has added a home-and-home series with Syracuse in football starting with a game at the Carrier Dome in 2015, LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva announced on Wednesday.

St. George FD responds to fire at Shenandoah Elementary

Multiple units of the St George FD were dispatched to Shenandoah Elementary school at 9:09 a.m. to a report of smoke in one of the buildings. They arrived at 9:13 a.m. to find a ceiling tile burning in one of the classrooms.

56-year-old Erwinville man dies in WBR Parish single-car crash

A single-car crash took the life of 56-year-old Rurid L. James of Erwinville. The accident happened just before 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning on LA Highway 620 (Section Road) near LA Highway 413 in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Port Allen celebrates inauguration of new mayor Richard Lee III

Port Allen believes the third time is the charm. Mayor Richard Lee III was sworn into office Tuesday  night. He is Port Allen's third mayor in the last six months.

Child advocates urge lawmakers to 'Geaux Blue for Kids'

43 pictures lined a table in the state capitol 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

On April 15, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards requested Detectives with Louisiana State Police investigate a shooting in the 42000 block of Deborah Drive involving a Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Deputy.

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.