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Early voting begins Saturday for April 5 election

Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds all registered voters eligible to vote in the April 5th spring municipal election to consider voting early starting this Saturday.

DCFS implements emergncy rule for EBT card holders: can't buy lingerie anymore

It’s been two weeks since this story blew up not only locally but also on a national level. One Gonzales lingerie store was accepting EBT cards as a form of payment.

EBR school board calls for own audit into falsified graduation records

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is fighting back against the state and its critics.

Changes in the works for BREC; 'Imagine Your Parks' public input meetings

Come April 5th, Baton Rouge voters will make a big decision, but this one isn't about candidates.

LSU baseball to host Georgia this weekend

No. 6 LSU (18-4, 1-2 SEC) opens a three-game Southeastern Conference series at 7 p.m. Friday as the Tigers play host to Georgia in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Property owner speaks out after home was destroyed

A property owner in South Baton Rouge is trying to figure out who would want to burn down his parents home. Arthur Thomas grew up in home in the 2200 block of Maryland Street. Now his family home is ruined.

Gambling awareness month offers help to compulsive gamblers

Governor Jindal has declared the month of March "Problem Gambling Awareness Month" in Louisiana.

UPDATE: Rape suspect arrested for in March 15 incident

UPDATE 3-20-14: Tyrone Isaac, 20, was arrested on Thursday by the US Marshals' Task Force in Alexandria, LA.

Prairieville man arrested on 4 counts of child molestation

Ascension Parish deputies arrested a Prairieville man on Wednesday, March 19, for allegedly molesting a juvenile.

Southern football Coaches Clinic and crawfish boil set for March 21

Chicago Bears scout and former All-SWAC kicker Breck Ackley is scheduled to serve as the guest speaker during the Southern University coaches clinic and crawfish boil on March 21.

An international wheelchair tennis tournament brings athletes to the Capital City to compete

A major international tennis tournament is going on right now in Baton Rouge, but on these courts, athletes are on two wheels. This isn't just tennis. This is David Wagner's life.

Flood Resources: National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 4

There are many different resources to receive information about flooding. From river levels to forecast rain totals, multiple government partners provide data on a daily basis. Here are some links to flood resources:

Local, State agencies issue stern warning on synthetic weed crisis, over 100 sent to ER

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner along with several local and state law enforcement agencies issued a warning on Thursday about the dangers of using synthetic marijuana and the potential for criminal and legal action against those caught sel

BRFD suspects arson in Maryland Street house fire

Baton Rouge Fire Department investigators think arson is behind a Thursday morning house fire that happened in the 2000 block of Maryland Street just after midnight.

14 facts of the Spring Equinox 2014

Spring begins today. Here are 14 facts of the Spring Equinox 2014: