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LSU to adopt more mental approach leading up to Wisconsin game

After eight months of waiting, the LSU Tigers return to the field one week from Saturday.

EBRSO arrests teacher for having sex with 16-year-old student

Ashley Dowden, 39, is facing felony sex charges tonight. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says she admitted to having sex with one of her 16-year-old students.

Bailout Batman: Fundraiser hopes to free Batman, proceeds go to non-profit

Losing a child is something most parents could never imagine, and aren't financially prepared for either, but one local organization looks to ease at least the financial burden for those grieving parents.

Survey: North BR residents think BRAVE program is working

Violent crime is less of a problem in the 70805 community, at least according to a new survey by some LSU researchers.

Residents upset by boil-water advisory in East Feliciana Parish

People who live near Clinton still do not know when they will be able to drink the water out of their faucets.

APSO arrests Prairieville man for stealing nearly $5K from employer

A Paririeville man is now facing felony theft charges for using a company credit card for personal use. Investigators say Joseph Albert, 44, charged $4,980.33 on his employer’s gas card.

BRAVE holding 'Gas for Guns' buyback program August 23

City officials are holding a gun buyback program that will give residents gas cards for turning in guns.

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.