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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.

Tiger Athletic Foundation announces changes in leadership structure

The Tiger Athletic Foundation announced on Friday changes in its leadership structure.

SU Fall Fan Fest, UL ticket sale set for August 16

Southern athletic encourages Jaguar fans to celebrate the start of the 2014 football season and secure tickets for the team’s Aug. 30 opener at UL Lafayette at the third annual SU Fall Fan Fest refreshed by Coca-Cola on Aug.

Together BR will hold meeting to address 'grocery gap'

On Monday, July 28th, at 6:30pm, Together Baton Rouge is holding a public meeting to share the policy recommendations arising from the work of the EBR Food Access Policy Commission, a joint project of Together Baton Rouge and the Mayor's He

BR 10: EBR professionals seek out 'top-notch' school board candidates

What's next? That's the question after the East Baton Rouge School Board voted to downsize from 11 members to 9 last night. School board elections will be held in November.

4 arrested in Tangipahoa meth lab busts

Four Tangipahoa Parish residents are facing charges for manufacturing methamphetamine. Sheriff Edward Daniels says officers found two “one pot” meth labs and the required materials in Hammond and Independence.

DHH reports LA’s first West Nile death, 6 new cases

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is reporting the state's first West Nile virus death of 2014. The death occurred in Caddo Parish.

SMPSO arrests 3 on several drug charges

Three people are in jail on several drug charges after a police investigation on Thursday, July 24.