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Man charged with Negligent Homicide in shooting death of teen babysitter

A 25-year-old man is now facing criminal charges for the shooting death of a teenage babysitter, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

40-year-old man dies in Sunday morning crash on Greenwell Springs Road

At approximately 7:45 am on February 22, 2015, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 37 (Greenwell Springs Road) at Pride-Baywood Road in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Gas for Guns program brings out dozens

Dozens of people came out to Elm Grove Baptist Church Saturday to trade their guns for gas money.

BR man dies after fatal single-vehicle crash

A Baton Rouge man is dead after he crashed his car into a pole.

Mentorship Academy junior will be youngest TEDxLSU speaker

The annual TEDxLSU event gives our most innovate leaders a stage to share their vision with the community. This year, for the first time, one of those leaders is still in high school.

In Vitro fertilization is giving new hope against risky child birth

One of the most selfless decisions someone can make is the decision to become a parent.

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.