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Baton Rouge General sets closing date for Mid-City ER

Baton Rouge General Hospital’s Mid-City ER will close on March 31, 2015, according to an email sent by President and CEO Mark Slyter.

Sen. Cassidy Senator Cassidy introduces the Veteran EMT Support Act

There’s no way to sugar-coat it. All over the nation, there is a growing need for more certified emergency medical technicians.

LSU-Boston College ready for three-game series at Alex Box Stadium

 – Second-ranked LSU (3-1) plays host to Boston College (2-2) in a three-game series beginning at 2 p.m. CT Friday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Police believe thief hit Baton Rouge and Gonzales hospitals on same day

Police believe the woman who used credit cards stolen from Baton Rouge General Hospital also stole a debit card from a Gonzales hospital on the same day.

CATS CEO Bob Mirabito responds to critics

 CATS union employees and city councilwomen C. Denise Marcelle had some strong words for CATS CEO Bob Mirabito.

How eight inmates 'signed' their way to a better life

Lonnie Thibodeaux never thought he would be here.

Former EFP school board employee arrested in undercover narcotics sting

A former employee of the East Feliciana School Board is now in jail on drug charges.

LSU Police need help identifying man wanted for questioning

The male subject displayed below is wanted for questioning related to criminal damage to property that occurred during the early hours of January 17, 2015, in the LSU Student Union.

Sheriff: 61-year-old kills man over cigarettes

A 61-year-old man is now in jail for stabbing another man to death over cigarettes, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Conference aims to give grandparents options when struggling to raise grandchildren

More than 100,000 children in Louisiana live with their grandparents. But those grandparents often fight for years with the state, and go broke in the process of trying to keep their families together.

New Roads residents say violence is commonplace at Sugar Shack

Deputies are still looking for the man who, they say, shot and killed two people early this morning in New Roads.

Dr. Jeffrey Keller brings the "War on Alzheimer’s" to Rotary Club

Doctor Jeffrey Keller of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center was the guest speaker at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday.

What happens when the BR General's Mid-City ER closes?

Time is up for the Baton Rouge General emergency room in Mid City. Hospital executives say they'll close the emergency room regardless of any outside plans to save it.

UPDATE: Deputies find 15-year-old runaway missing from St. Amant

UPDATE: 15-year-old runaway Micah Williams who had bee missing since last Wednesday has been found, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

How bad do you drive? New app lets drivers find out

Now you can track how well you drive. Direct Auto Insurance has a new app.