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Community reacts to the loss of Denham Springs police officer

Tragedy struck the city of Denham Springs on Tuesday.  Denham Springs P

Free ride services on NYE

In an effort to prevent drinking and driving the following companies are offering free rides to people in the Greater Baton Rouge Area.

Baton Rouge residents look back at 2014

 Many Baton Rouge residents will ring in the new year downtown. About 18,000 to 20,000 people are expected to attend Redstick Revelry. And leading up to the event, some looked back on their favorite moments in 2014.

Mother charged with First Degree Murder for death of toddler

Baton Rouge Police have upgraded the charge against Candice Smith, 21, from Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles to First Degree Murder

Fire causes $175K in damages to house on West Tampa Drive

An early afternoon fire caused an estimated $175,000 in damages to a house in the 9500 block of West Tampa Drive. Mark Miles, a fire department spokesperson, says a towel left on the stove caught on fire around 12:15 p.m.

EBR Corner rules 2-year-old's death a homicide

On December 31, 2014 an autopsy was conducted on Da’Laijah Smith. The results are as follows: Manner of Death: Homicide

Police warn 2 men are stealing delivery packages

Authorities are looking for two black men who stole several delivery packages in South Baton Rouge.

Woman steals over $9K from drunk passengers

Detectives are looking for a black woman who spent over $9,000 with two stolen debit cards. L’Jean Mckneely, a police spokesperson, says she stole the cards while giving two intoxicated people a ride home from the LSU area.

Authorities looking to stop illegal hunting in BREC parks

Baton Rouge has a lot of public parks. Parks perfect for outdoor recreational activities.

Mother faces up to 40 years in prison for death of 2-year-old

A Baton Rouge woman is facing up to 40 years in prison after hitting her two year old daughter so hard, she died.

Denham Springs police officer dies after motorcycle crash

With a heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the loss of Denham Springs Police Department Officer James Foster.

Denham Springs man arrested for 7th DWI

On December 30, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A placed 46-year-old Efremzimbalist Randle of Denham Springs under arrest for 7th offense DWI.

Laws to watch out for in 2015

 More than 20 new laws will take effect this new year. They include cracking down on online payday lenders and banning smoking near any state-owned buildings.

Man dies in house fire on Myrtle Street

Authorities are investigating a house fire that killed a man in the 800 block of Myrtle Street.

Raccoon causes garbage truck to crash on Christmas Eve

A raccoon caused a garbage truck to crash on Christmas Eve, according to the Gonzales Police Department. It happened after the driver unloaded a dumpster at the Verizon Wireless store on North Airline Highway.