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Arson fires destroy 2 vacant homes overnight

The Baton Rouge Fire Department is currently investigating two arson fires that destroyed two vacant homes overnight.

What does the USS Kidd mean to you?

The USS Kidd has been a fixture in the capital city since 1982. Over that time, it has seen it's up and downs.

Sahvanna Jaquish named SEC softball player of the week

LSU sophomore infielder Sahvanna Jaquish was named the Southeastern Conference Softball Player of the Week the league announced today, giving LSU its second weekly award winner this season.

LSU's Kade Scivicque earns SEC co-player of the week

 LSU senior catcher Kade Scivicque earned Southeastern Conference Co-Player of the Week recognition Monday from the league office. Scivicque shared the honor with Buddy Reed of Florida.

Louisiana’s film tax credit: to be or not to be?

Louisiana’s motion picture tax credit is either a great thing for the state, or it's a waste of tax dollars depending on who you ask.

Louisiana union workers join nationwide strike

United Steelworkers union members in Convent and Norco have joined what is being called the largest oil refinery strike in 30 years. It is a well-organized, nationwide strike that will affect almost 7,000 USW union workers.

Suspect identified in fatal standoff with Denham Springs Police

A Texas truck driver is dead after getting shot during a standoff with Denham Springs Police.

Napleonville man admits to stealing horse in drunken attempt to catch parade

A Napoleonville man is now in jail after on a felony theft charge after stealing a horse last week, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.

St. Amant man charged after allegedly causing fatal crash on I-10

A St. Amant man is now facing reckless driving charges after causing a car crash that killed a 66-year-old Baton Rouge man, according to the Gonzales Police Department.

Man charged with Negligent Homicide in shooting death of teen babysitter

A 25-year-old man is now facing criminal charges for the shooting death of a teenage babysitter, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

40-year-old man dies in Sunday morning crash on Greenwell Springs Road

At approximately 7:45 am on February 22, 2015, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 37 (Greenwell Springs Road) at Pride-Baywood Road in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Gas for Guns program brings out dozens

Dozens of people came out to Elm Grove Baptist Church Saturday to trade their guns for gas money.

BR man dies after fatal single-vehicle crash

A Baton Rouge man is dead after he crashed his car into a pole.

Mentorship Academy junior will be youngest TEDxLSU speaker

The annual TEDxLSU event gives our most innovate leaders a stage to share their vision with the community. This year, for the first time, one of those leaders is still in high school.

In Vitro fertilization is giving new hope against risky child birth

One of the most selfless decisions someone can make is the decision to become a parent.