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Free Film/TV job training for EBR residents March 7-8

A free class will be available next month for East Baton Rouge Parish residents who are interested in working in the state’s booming film and television industry.

BRPD offering Concealed Handgun Permit Class February 28

The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering a Concealed Handgun Permit Class on February 28, 2015 from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

Flights resume after power outage at BR Metro Airport

Flights at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport are operating after a temporary outage of its runway lights

16th Annual Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade rolls to raise money for animal shelters

Today was the 16th annual CAAWS Mystic Kewe Of Mutts parade. It is all an effort to raise money for animal shelters and spray and neuter efforts in Louisiana.

Hundreds of volunteers pack thousands of meals for the hungry

Hundreds of volunteers join together for one mission... to help feed the hungry.

Local festival queens compete in 2015 Queen of Queens pageant

Some local "queens" are competing to be the top queen.

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.