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Pilots gear up for Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival just kicked off! They are big and colorful, but flying a hot air balloon isn't easy, just ask veteran pilot John Good. "It's pretty tough sometimes," Good said.

UPDATE: Government Street now open after gas leak

UPDATE: Government Street is now open in both directions after a gas leak had closed part of the street. The Baton Rouge Fire Department also says crews have shut off the gas pipe that was leaking .

Livingston Parish Council delays action on proposed gravel pit

The Livingston Parish Council deferred a vote Thursday on restrictions on certain mining operations.

Phone repair shops expect business to stay strong with iPhone 6

It's been just days since the release of the iPhone 6, but the new, thinner phones are already causing problems for those who keep them in their pockets.

Still not clear: OGB healthcare switch looms

Today's meeting was a chance for lawmakers and citizens to get the facts concerning the new and very confusing healthcare plans from the Office of Group Benefits.

Port Allen restaurant offers discount for carrying gun

Bergeron's Restaurant off Lobdell Highway in Port Allen is known for its Cajun cooking. Recently, they've been getting attention, not for their food, but for their gun-owner discount. "I just need to see a weapon.

Architect firm continues with master plan for LSU Lakes

The LSU Lakes are getting ready for a big makeover, that's meant to save them.

State Troopers find 14 lbs. of cocaine during I-12 traffic stop

A Florida man is now in the Tangipahoa Parish jail after State Troopers say they found over 14 lbs. of cocaine in his car.

Deputies arrest Hobby Lobby flasher in St. Charles Parish

The man who exposed himself to two women at a local craft supply store is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Community in shock over the death of a St. John deputy

Nolan Anderson was a 25 year veteran of the St. John Parish Sheriff's Office. After an argument with his wife, he turned his gun on her.

Shooting injures 2 men on North 35th Street

Baton Rouge Police officers are currently investigating a shooting that injured two people. The shooting happened around 6:50 p.m. on September 24, 2014, in the 1300 block of North 35th Street.

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for 9/26/14 in Livingston Parish

On Friday, September 26, 2014, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office - in conjunction with several other local law enforcement agencies - will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Livingston Parish.

Forbes names 13th Gate among nation's best haunted houses

Halloween is just a little over a month a way and some of the best haunted houses in the nation are gearing up to deliver a screaming product.

5 wanted by APSO for not showing up to court

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Major Kevin Hanna reports the Sheriff’s Office is continuing its efforts in the parish to arrest individuals that are failing to appear in court after being arrested on felony and misdemeanor criminal charges. The ongoing initiative is “OPERATION NO SHOW.”

I-12 East reopened following early morning crash

UPDATE: All lanes on I-12 east are reopened, according to DOTD.  --------------------- ORIGINAL STORY: