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'Dinner With Dads' encourages engagement from Claiborne Elementary fathers

Claiborne Elementary used the dinner table to bring its family together.

Cats and caretakers gearing up for 41st annual cat show

One show is taking the term cat walk to a whole different level.

Police find $430K counterfeit cash in Amite home where woman allegedly murdered brother

The people living in one Amite neighborhood are still trying to get over the shock of investigators finding more than $430,000 in counterfeit cash at home where a woman allegedly murdered her brother.

BRPD discovers drugs, needles in baby’s diaper bag after mother hits 18-wheeler

Baton Rouge police arrested Leslie Estes, 25, around 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday Morning. Police say Estes was involved in a major crash in the 900 block of West I-12, after she ran into the back of a stopped 18-wheeler.

EBRSO arrests man for murder of girlfriend

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Wednesday evening for the murder of his girlfriend.

Man burglarizes St. Amant hair salon early Friday morning

Cutting Up Hair Salon located on Highway 936 in St. Amant was burglarized early Friday, March 21.

CATS prepares for new routes

Good news for people who depend on the Capital Area Transit System, they are rolling out new bus routes this week. This means faster and more direct routes, and that means better commutes for riders.

Women's hoops dumps No. 7 West Virginia to battle back to Sweet 16, 76-67

For the second consecutive season, the LSU women’s basketball team played with heart, fight, courage and determination to overcome a short bench and a highly-seeded opponent to advance to NCAA Sweet 16 on its home court, 76-67, over secon

5 year anniversary of costliest wind damage in EBR history

On March 26, 2009, a cold front brought severe storms to south Louisiana. The line of storms caused the costliest, wind damage in East Baton Rouge parish history. Total estimates added to nearly $4.5 million in damage.

Saints agree to terms with quarterback Luke McCown

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms with quarterback Luke McCown on a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Woods fire slows traffic on I-12

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development issued a traffic advisory around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday:

KKK recruitment flyers distributed in Eunice, LA neighborhoods

Someone is passing out hateful flyers in the Acadiana area, telling Eunice residents the KKK is "awake." This flier was passed out in one predominantly black neighborhood over the weekend.

UPDATE: Missing 10-year-old found

UPDATE: The missing 10 year old has been found. Details will follow.  -----

Pennington researches effects of exercise on blood sugar; seeks African American men to participate

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial to examine how exercise affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar in African American men.

Anti-discrimination ordinance to be pulled from council agenda

Members of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council will not debate a controversial plan to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination in housing and employment.