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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.

New Roads residents say violence is commonplace at Sugar Shack

Deputies are still looking for the man who, they say, shot and killed two people early this morning in New Roads.

Dr. Jeffrey Keller brings the "War on Alzheimer’s" to Rotary Club

Doctor Jeffrey Keller of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center was the guest speaker at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday.

What happens when the BR General's Mid-City ER closes?

Time is up for the Baton Rouge General emergency room in Mid City. Hospital executives say they'll close the emergency room regardless of any outside plans to save it.

UPDATE: Deputies find 15-year-old runaway missing from St. Amant

UPDATE: 15-year-old runaway Micah Williams who had bee missing since last Wednesday has been found, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

How bad do you drive? New app lets drivers find out

Now you can track how well you drive. Direct Auto Insurance has a new app.

Mock trial shows high school students the consequences of impaired driving

More than 25 years in prison, that's what one Broadmoor High student faces... well, not officially. The student wasn't really sentenced to that long in prison, but it could happen.

Woman spends over $1K with credit cards stolen from Baton Rouge General

Police are looking for a woman who spent over $1,000 using stolen credit cards.

Thief pepper sprays worker, steals $2,500 in cell phones

Detectives are looking for a man who pepper sprayed a store employee and then stole over $2,500 in cell phones. It happened on January 18, 2015, at the T-Mobile store on Siegen Lane.

LSU-Boston College series adjusted due to anticipated inclement weather

Due to a forecast of severe weather in the Baton Rouge area on Sunday, the schedule for this weekend’s LSU-Boston College baseball series has been adjusted so that all three games may be played in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Deputies name suspect who killed brother and sister in New Roads shooting

Deputies say they are looking for the man who shot a brother and sister to death in New Roads last night.

Baton Rouge Kennel Club hosts watch party for Westminster show

Miss P, a 15 inch Beagle, won "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club's 139th Annual Dog show in New York, NY.

Missing teen found in Indiana, police looking for man who drove her there

15-year-old Nicole Burns, who went missing from Denham Springs, has been found in Indiana, according to Louisiana State Police.

Inside the Exhibit: How the LSU Museum of Art creates a show

The LSU Museum of Art has a new exhibit about Venice, one of Europe’s great cities. There is lots of famous artwork to see — but it is what you don’t see that makes the exhibit possible.