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LA Dept. of Children and Family Services employee arrested for theft, malfeasance

Louisiana State Police arrested Delrice J. Augustus, 34, of Baton Rouge on various counts of theft, possession of stolen good, and malfeasance in office.

Truck crashes into train on Thomas Road, BR

People often worry about trains hitting cars, but what about the reverse? Police say a 2008 pickup truck crashed into a train on Wednesday just before 5:00 a.m. at the 1800 Thomas Road railroad crossing.

Mayor Holden announces Government Street Redesign

Government will soon be getting a makeover between 1-110 and Lobdell Avenue.

Former Ascension Parish President Harold Marchand dies, flags fly half-staff

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Wednesday morning that all American flags in Ascension Parish are to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Parish President Harold Marchand who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 18, 2

‘Crawfête’: Gourmet crawfish tasting & auction set for April 3

The Baton Rouge Epicurean Society (BRES) & Mockler Beverage Company will host the 3rd Annual CrawFête, a gourmet crawfish festival, on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6-9 p.m.

4 marijuana plants growing in front yard, 4 Prairieville arrests

Ascension Parish arrested four people after an investigation into illegal drug activity in the 39000 block of Country Drive in Prairieville.

Residents voice safety concerns in Thibodaux

People packed Thibodaux City Hall Tuesday all to talk about stopping crime. Some people living in and around the housing developments around the city say Thibodaux Police need to do more to help protect parts of the city.

LSU sand volleyball hosts close match against ULM in inaugural opener

The LSU sand volleyball team marked a close 3-2 loss to UL-Monroe in its inaugural match Tuesday at Mango's Beach Volleyball, as the winning point was decided by a third-set victory.

Former Marine walks for a cause, causes controversy

A former marine is fighting back tonight after dealing with a lot of backlash.

BRPD seeks suspect in 2013 armed robbery

Baton Rouge police are looking for Jacoby Queen, 33, who is wanted for an Armed Robbery that happened Dec. 19, 2013 around 9:10 p.m.

T’s for Treatment: LSU Pi Sigma Epsilon Chapter raises money for cancer treatment

The LSU Beta Xi Chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon will be selling past-year gameday t-shirts for $5 on March 18 and 19, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., in Free Speech Alley on LSU’s campus.

'Turn Around Don't Drown': National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 2

This year is the 10th anniversary of the "Turn Around, Don't Drown" or TADD program. In an effort to raise awareness about flood safety on the roads, the National Weather Service created the campaign.

The Walking Dead Escape interactive fan experience heads to BR

Skybound Entertainment will debut its one-of-a-kind immersive zombie obstacle course experience, The Walking Dead Escape, in Baton Rouge on April 24th at The River Center Arena.

March 'Problem Gambling Awareness' month

Governor Bobby Jindal has declared March 2014 as 'Problem Gambling Awareness' month to raise awareness about Louisiana's services for those experiencing problems with gambling.

Saints re-sign OT Zach Strief

The New Orleans Saints re-signed offensive lineman Zach Strief to a new deal Monday. The tackle inked a five-year contract with the Black and Gold. He started 15 of the 16 regular season games and both playoff games in 2013.