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Lawsuit forces BR School Board to downsize

It looks like the Baton Rouge School Board really is shrinking. An appeals court judge approved the board's plan to get rid of two members and re-draw district lines, on August 20, 2014.

Employee steals over $16K from Mary Bird Cancer Center

Police are looking for a man who stole over $16,000 from the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. 

Man faces murder charge for beating 5-year-old son to death

A  man is now facing murder charges after beating his 5-year-old son to death. The Baton Rouge Police Department is now rebooking Vernell Day, 36, for 1st Degree Murder after he was originally arrested on August 19, 2014.

Keeping pets safe in hot weather

Hot weather isn't only uncomfortable for you and me, but our pets, too. Here are some helpful tips to keep your animals safe in the extreme, summer heat: 1. Never leave your pets in a parked car.

Southern hopes police visibility will create trust, safer community

Dozens of police officers and sheriff's deputies converged on Southern University Wednesday evening. Nothing was wrong, but by showing up, they hope to keep students safe and happy all year long.

EBRSO offers $10K reward in case of drive-by shooting that killed 7-year-old

The sheriff’s office is offering a $10,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of those responsible for the drive-by shooting that killed a seven-year-old child on August 16, 2014.

Edwin Edwards faces scrutiny over qualifying

"I wish him well but I couldn't possibly vote for him because he is a convicted felon so that just rules him out in my mind," said a Baton Rouge resident, on his lunch break downtown.

Latest common core ruling means no changes in Louisiana classrooms

Nothing will change in Louisiana's classrooms. That's the message from the state's top teacher.

VIDEO: Man burglarizes 7 unlocked cars in Prairieville subdivision

Deputies are looking for a white man who was caught on video burglarizing a car in Prairieville.

LSP arrests Denham Springs man for 3rd DWI, possession of meth

On August 19, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop “A” arrested 47 year old David K. Poole of Denham Springs for 3rd offense DWI along with several other charges.

Faith leaders come together after 7-year-old killed in drive-by

A community is still in mourning tonight after a 7-year-old boy was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting. A group of faith leaders came together to try to come up with a solution to all this violence.

Johnson accepts offer to join Georgia program

  Southern University head track and field coach Brian Johnson has accepted a position as the assistant track coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Georgia.

Hilliard rushes for 100 yards to pace LSU offense in scrimmage

Kenny Hilliard continued to build on what has been an outstanding fall camp for the senior running back Tuesday as he rushed for 100 yards in LSU’s second full-scale scrimmage of the preseason here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facili

Mayor's program brings healthier foods to stores in low-income areas

Fruits and vegetables are not usually the first things you see when you go to a convenience store, but the Mayor's Office wants to change that.

Officials expect new OMV office to help long wait times

Good news for drivers in Baton Rouge, the Office of Motor Vehicles has opened another location.