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Baton Rouge General announces closure of Mid City ER

Baton Rouge General will be closing its Mid City Emergency Room facility, according to an email sent to hospital employees.

I-10 West closed at MS River Bridge

I-10 Westbound is closed to traffic at the Mississippi River Bridge, due to an accident. Crews are in route to clear the accident. Drivers are urged to take U.S. 190 as a detour.

LSU softball hosts annual Media Day

Just a few days removed from the season opener against Memphis this Friday, head coach Beth Torina and members of the 19th ranked LSU softball team were on hand for the team’s annual Media Day, previewing the 2015 season that starts at 4

Sex offender wanted after failing to register in Ascension Parish

Lt. Col. Bobby Webre reports that Gregory “Toe” Nash, 32, is a Tier I Sex Offender who has failed to register as a sex offender in Ascension Parish.

Honore's Green Army releases Louisiana Legislative Scorecard

Lieutenant General Retired Russell Honore' had a lot to say to the Press Club on Monday.

Louisiana Loves campaign showcases real, loving, LGBT couples

Many same sex couples who have been together for years face discrimination and legal and cultural challenges. Now, a brand new campaign in Louisiana will try to break down those barriers by showcasing stories of LGBT couples.

Employee admits to stealing over $4K from Office of Motor Vehicles

An eight-year veteran of the Office of Motor Vehicles is now in jail for stealing thousands of dollars and trying to cover it up, according to the Louisiana State Police.

3 arrested for creating meth labs in Ascension Parish

Three people are now in jail for “cooking” methamphetamine, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Man wanted for thefts at LSU's UREC

The male pictured above and below is wanted for questioning, related to several thefts from the UREC at LSU.

Study shows Louisiana has 2nd highest rate of gun deaths in the nation

In 2013, according to a study done by the Violence Policy Center, Louisiana had the second highest rate of gun deaths in the nation per capita. This is a step down from 2012 when our state was ranked first.

Patriots win Super Bowl

 Two of the best late-game quarterbacks in NFL history stood toe-to-toe. The young one blinked, and the old guy won.

Former NFL star Dennis Byrd uses his career ending injury as motivation

 This was the play that ended Dennis Byrd's football career. And he rushed the edge to get to Kansas City's Dave Kreig, Byrd collided with his own teammate, breaking his neck.

Tattered American flag has patriotic people upset

 The American flag- it's supposed to be a symbol of patriotic pride. "It represents our freedom. It represents everything that people have died for to give us our freedom," says Cody Crawford.

Super Bowl brings out wing lovers

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the busiest days of the year for Baton Rouge restaurants.

Raising Cane's honored at Super Bowl

Raising Cane's is being honored at this year's Super Bowl, thanks to the company's dedication to community service.