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BESE votes to join Common Core lawsuit against Jindal

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted on Tuesday to join the lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal.

Another veto possible after Gonzales council approves budget

Mayor Barney Arceneaux says he has a lot of thinking to do and several conversations to hold before he either accepts of vetoes the latest city budget proposal.

6-year-old in critical condition after hit and run on Washington Ave

Baton Rouge police arrested a woman who is accused of hitting a child with her car and driving away.

Recently retired APSO deputy drowns while trying to save dog

A recently retired sheriff’s deputy drowned in the Spanish Oaks pond, while trying to save his dog.

Why the retail business is suddenly booming in Baton Rouge

If you've lived in Baton Rouge for more than a few years, you've noticed more retails stores and restaurants popping up across the Capitol City. Local real estate experts tell Rachael Penton that trend is going to continue.

BRPD looking for 2 men who robbed Super Stop on N. Foster Drive

Right now, detectives are looking for two black males who robbed the Super Stop on N. Foster Drive at gunpoint, earlier today.

Poll shows East Baton Rouge parish residents are less worried about crime

The majority of East Baton Rouge residents are beginning to feel safer walking alone. Which is obviously a good thing, there still is a disconnect between people who live in certain Baton Rouge neighborhoods.

Report: majority of EBR residents feel safer, support same-sex marriage

East Baton Rouge Parish residents are less worried about crime than they were a year ago. They would ride a train to New Orleans and its airport.

BRPD arrest man after almost 4-hour crime spree, bail set at $1.17M

A man is now in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and police are looking for his accomplices, after they went on an almost four-hour crime spree, on July 27.

Record setting gator on display at the WBR welcome center

James White had been hunting gators for most of his life, so he had believed he'd seen it all. So when he got fact to face with Moby, it's safe to say it was a bit intimidating.

'Kicks for Kids': Students get free new shoes for the school year

A local organization is helping parents and students get stared on the right "foot" this school year.

Overcoming the challenges: Hundreds of students get ready for the school year

School is right around the corner for tons of kids in our area, and it's smart to be prepared. That's why hundreds of students, parents, and educators gathered at the River Center in Baton Rouge Saturday.

School board president prepared to defend against lawsuits after redistricting vote

The East Baton Rouge School Board made a big decision to go smaller.

APSO arrests thieves responsible for almost 30 car burglaries

Five young men are now in the Ascension Parish in connection with a string of car burglaries. In early July, thieves broke into almost thirty cars in Prairieville and stole loose change, sun glasses, a hunting bow, and handgun.