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Domestic violence center gets new director, takes experience to help victims

Statistics say one in three women will experience domestic violence.

State sets aside over $600 million for future projects

Twenty-four projects across the state are about to get underway. The funding was all approved by the state this week.

BRAVE hosting “Gas for Guns” exchange on February 21

Local law enforcement agencies are holding a gun buyback program that will give residents gas cards for turning in guns.

Large drug shipment delivered to Prairieville home while child was inside

A Prairieville man is now in jail after detectives discovered a large shipment of drugs had been delivered to his home, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Baton Rouge Charter Schools names new regional director

Raquel Square, a well-known Baton Rouge school leader has joined the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) team as a regional director of education for Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

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.