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Man allegedly kidnaps woman, toddler at gunpoint in Denham Springs

A man who kidnapped a woman and her toddler at gunpoint and then allegedly raped her is now in jail, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

How one Super Bowl commercial could save millions of lives

 "The woman in this commercial calls 911, but she can't let her abuser know she is asking for help. She can't let him know she's called 911. He thinks she's ordering pizza.

Pennington launches new tool to fight childhood obesity

A new tool could be the key to fighting childhood obesity in Louisiana.

Heroin found in home of Donaldsonville double murder victim

Monday’s double murder of Chad Nichols and Benny Booker in Donaldsonville may be drug related, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

DOTD spending millions to make Greenwell Springs Road safer

My drive onto Greenwell Springs Road wasn't bad at all. My line of sight was clear, and I could see far into upcoming curves.

Volunteers clean, repair damage at Odell S. Williams Museum

Volunteers spent Wednesday afternoon day cleaning up the past, so it can help teach future generations.

Spanish Moon bar, venue to go smoke-free

Managers at Spanish Moon want to clear the air about their business. Starting next week, the decades-old bar will go smoke-free, joining a movement that is sweeping south Louisiana.

LHSAA director wants to keep football playoffs split for 1 more year

Incoming LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine is hopeful the proposals to expand the split playoff structure to other sports will be tabled. "Give me an opportunity to work with the experts in this state," he said.

Director of LSU Energy Center voices concerns to BR Rotary Club

Dr. David Dismukes, of the LSU Center for Energy Studies spoke at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on Wednesday.

LSU Officials talk safety at Tiger Stadium

Death Valley is packed with more than 100,000 people on Saturdays during football season and we've all seen the excitement.

Busy weekend ahead for former LSU men's golfers on pro tours

 A busy weekend lies ahead for four former LSU Tigers as Andrew Loupe and David Toms are each set to tee off at the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open and Smylie Kaufman and Curtis Thompson will both compete at the Web.com Tour

Police looking for truck responsible for hit & run in Gonzales

The Gonzales Police Department is looking for the person responsible for a hit and run on January 9, 2015.

BRPD's free Equalizer Women’s Self-Defense class scheduled for March 2015

The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering an Equalizer Women’s Self-Defense class.

Former Glen Oaks High School player prepares for NFL combine

After a four-year career with the Demons, Northwestern State University defensive tackle Deon Simon is training for a career in the pros.