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BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo introduces new giraffe

If you go to BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, you may notice a new addition!

An Inside Look at the 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott

Jim Crow arrested the freedom of many Americans during the Fifties and Sixties. The deep south was a treacherous place. The red stick of Baton Rouge, was just as dangerous as any southern city.

DNA evidence leads to arrest in Gracie Street homicide

The man who killed a 30-year-old woman last month is now going to jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Baker residents look to re-call three city school board members

 The Baker Public school system has been struggling for some time now. Both financially, and with its performance.

'Going red' to fight the silent killer

 "It can affect anyone. If you yourself don't have it, possibly family members might have it. It can affect anyone," said Dr. Tarisha Mixon. Doctors call it a silent killer.

Elderly woman dies in house fire on Park Drive

The Baton Rouge Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of a house fire that killed an elderly woman this morning.

Louisiana Black Bear could be off threatened species list within next decade

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) presented its Louisiana Black Bear Management Plan on Feb. 5, 2015.

I-10 East now open at Lobdell

UPDATE (2:52 PM) All lanes are open I-10 East at LA-415 (Lobdell). The queue from this incident has reached approximately two miles. The Traffic Management Center will advise of any changes.

UPDATE: APSO finds 14-year-old runaway missing from Prairieville

UPDATE: 14-year-old runaway Kylic Williams has been found, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

Autopsy shows victim committed suicide, deputy placed on leave

The man who died during Tuesday’s deputy involved shooting in Livingston Parish actually killed himself, according to an autopsy report.

Suspect arrested for January shooting death of Plaquemine teen

The man who killed a Plaquemine teen last month is now going to jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Baton Rouge Parade Schedule February 6-8

Friday, February 6, 2015 Krewe of Artemis Parade: 7 pm Downtown 

Space heater sparks deadly house fire in Tangipahoa Parish

A space heater sparked a fire that killed a 39-year-old woman and destroyed her home in Tangipahoa Parish home, according to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.