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Department stores prepare for tax-free weekend

A lot of students are getting ready for school, and so are the stores.

BR suicide prevention experts weigh in on new research

A new study that shows a simple blood test could be the key to preventing suicide, and it could actually help lower rates around the country.

Baton Rouge gym provides services to help women protect themselves

Sexual assault and rape is a major issue in the US, with one in five women being sexually assaulted in their lifetime. That's why women are looking for any way they can to keep themselves out of harms way.

3 young men vandalize middle school in Prairieville

Three young men are now in jail for vandalizing an Ascension Parish school.

TPSO needs help finding Ponchatoula man

Tangipahoa Parish sheriff’s deputies need your help locating Alvin James Davis, 30, of Ponchatoula.

BRFD investigating 2 overnight arson fires in 6 hours

Officials are investigating two arson fires that happened overnight, within just six hours of each other.

Advocates explain intricacies of Common Core to parents

There are lots of questions about what our children are going to learn in school this year, and how they will learn it.

Baton Rouge Books-A-Million hosts Paul Finebaum's book tour

Books-A-Million in Baton Rouge will host national radio personality Paul Finebaum for a stop on the seven-city tour to release his new book, My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football on Saturday, August 9,

Advocates say a lot of rapes go unreported

A Baton Rouge man is still in jail, and his bond set now at $75,000 after an alleged rape over the weekend.

Protesters want to keep Medicare in Louisiana

More than 700,000 people in Louisiana depend on Medicare, and some seniors citizens are scared they could lose it. Some people in our area made a statement hoping to get the attention of one of our congressmen.

With skin cancer rates rising, Baton Rouge residents look to stay protected

Nearly 5 million people in US have been treated for cancer in the last year, and the surgeon general said many cases can be avoided. Baton Rouge native Ruppert Schaub is just one of many who have been effected.

BRPD investigates suicide of MS man found in stolen car

Baton Rouge Police Detectives have identified the individual who shot himself in a Taco Bell parking lot on Wednesday as Jeremy Damarol Anderson, 28, of Gulfport, MS.

Delgado will propose back-up plan to Fairness Ordinance

It's been brought up multiple times-- and shot down just as many.

Car inspections to be allowed on rainy days

We all have to have vehicle inspections - it's the law. But - it never fails, when you have the time to get your car inspected...it's a rainy day.

Johnston Street in Lafayette OPEN after major crash

UPDATE: Lafayette Police have reopened Johnston Street after a major crash in the 4500 block. The operator of the motorcycle involved in the crash is listed in critical condition in a Lafayette hospital.