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Jindal holds meeting on state's preparations to fight Ebola

Governor Bobby Jindal held a meeting of Unified Command Group (UCG) today at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to get an update from state agencies and ensure the state is prepared if a case of

Geismar man dies during crash in East Feliciana Parish

Shortly before 10:00 pm on September 30, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on US Hwy 61 north of LA Hwy 68 in East Feliciana Parish.

Police: former employee steals 700 books from Mandeville Barnes & Noble

A former Barnes & Noble employee has been placed under arrest. He's accused of stealing merchandise to stock his online business.

LDWF reminds hunters to practice treestand safety

Most hunters are aware of the need to safely handle their firearms, but too often hunters overlook basic treestand safety.

LSU commit Blake Ferguson named to U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Blake Ferguson of Buford High School, Buford, Georgia, has been selected to join an elite group of All-Americans for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Those selected will play in the annual East vs. West match-up on Saturday, Jan.

Local parents react to new birth control recommendations for teens

Doctors are making "new" recommendations on which birth control sexually-active teenaged girls should use. Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends hormone implants instead of birth control pills.

LPSO looking for suspects who used cloned credit card at Dollar General stores

Livingston Parish Sheriff’s detectives need your help identifying a man and woman who used a stolen credit card at two local Dollar General stores.

BRPD Cold Case Division denied federal grant

The Baton Rouge Police Department's Cold Case Division is credited with solving half a dozen cold cases since it's launch in 2012.

Prevention specialists see spike in STIs, need more funding

Sexually-transmitted infection rates are "spiking" here in the Capitol Area. Officials say chlamydia and gonorrhea are a huge concern.

Gonzales PD arrest man for exposing himself in yogurt shop

A Napoleonville man is now in the Ascension Parish Prison after performing an obscene act.

Water issues continue in St. John the Baptist Parish

Residents in Reserve and Garyville may be getting the worst of the ongoing water issues in St. John Parish. People have complained, there have been parish council meetings, but resident's say instead of seeing improvement...

BRPD busts $700K of liquid meth on I-12

A Texas woman is now in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after police found $700,000 worth of liquid methamphetamine in her luggage.

OGB extends enrollment period through November 2014

Today, the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) announced it would extend the annual enrollment period for its 2015 health plan options through the end of November 2014.

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.