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Record number of Louisiana drivers now buckle-up

Louisiana motorists are buckling up at record high rates in 2014, but safety officials point out that more work needs to be done to convince male, some minority and pickup truck drivers and passengers to always wear their seat belts.

2 BR schools earn national recognition

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) today recognized four Louisiana public schools as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

11 LA residents sentenced for stealing SNAP, CCAP benefits

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announces the convictions of 11 Louisiana residents who fraudulently received more than $81,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) benefits.

Customers, employees disappointed Highland Coffees forced to close

A beloved community meeting place by LSU is saying goodbye after a quarter of a century, leaving patrons steaming mad and some cold with disappointment.

Louisiana LeRoux to play unplugged benefit concert for coastal restoration

September 29, 2014, Boutin’s Restaurant is celebrating 14 years of musical heritage by expanding its performance roster.

LSP, DOTD installs 'Move Over' signs on major highways

Move over! That’s the message from Louisiana State Police and the Department of Transportation.

Harris named SEC Freshman of the Week

LSU quarterback Brandon Harris has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week following his performance in the Tigers’ 63-7 win over New Mexico State.

BRPD: women knew 82-year-old was ill, left her in 'deplorable' conditions

A Baton Rouge woman and her daughter are in now jail on charges of Cruelty to the Infirmed.

Jeffersonian apartment arsonist arrested

Jeffrey Jones is facing charges, accused of setting the Jeffersonian Apartments on fire, on purpose!

Juban Crossing in Denham Springs set to open in October

"I don't think I've seen anything out here that has excited the residents more than this development. We get questioned everyday. When is it going to open.

LSP looking for driver of yellow Scion involved in hit and run on Jefferson Highway

State Police are searching for the driver of a yellow Scion who crashed into a Port Allen woman, then took off.

Man breaks in vending machines at St. Mary Parish fire stations

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for the man who broke into vending machines owned by volunteer fire stations.

LSU QB Brandon Harris to start against Auburn

True freshman quarterback Brandon Harris will make his first start as a college quarterback Saturday when LSU takes on Auburn. Harris has been Anthony Jennings’ back up for the first five games of the season.

BR teen shoots himself, victim in hand after fight

A young man is now in juvenile detention after shooting himself and another man in the hand. The shooting happened around 11:16 p.m. on September 28, 2014, at an apartment in the 2100 block of North Sherwood Forest Drive.

UPDATE: I-12 East now open in Livingston Parish

UPDATE: All lanes are open I-12 East at Mile Marker 25.5 (Livingston).