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Mother charged with First Degree Murder for death of toddler

Baton Rouge Police have upgraded the charge against Candice Smith, 21, from Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles to First Degree Murder

Fire causes $175K in damages to house on West Tampa Drive

An early afternoon fire caused an estimated $175,000 in damages to a house in the 9500 block of West Tampa Drive. Mark Miles, a fire department spokesperson, says a towel left on the stove caught on fire around 12:15 p.m.

EBR Corner rules 2-year-old's death a homicide

On December 31, 2014 an autopsy was conducted on Da’Laijah Smith. The results are as follows: Manner of Death: Homicide

Police warn 2 men are stealing delivery packages

Authorities are looking for two black men who stole several delivery packages in South Baton Rouge.

Woman steals over $9K from drunk passengers

Detectives are looking for a black woman who spent over $9,000 with two stolen debit cards. L’Jean Mckneely, a police spokesperson, says she stole the cards while giving two intoxicated people a ride home from the LSU area.

Authorities looking to stop illegal hunting in BREC parks

Baton Rouge has a lot of public parks. Parks perfect for outdoor recreational activities.

Mother faces up to 40 years in prison for death of 2-year-old

A Baton Rouge woman is facing up to 40 years in prison after hitting her two year old daughter so hard, she died.

Denham Springs police officer dies after motorcycle crash

With a heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the loss of Denham Springs Police Department Officer James Foster.

Denham Springs man arrested for 7th DWI

On December 30, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A placed 46-year-old Efremzimbalist Randle of Denham Springs under arrest for 7th offense DWI.

Laws to watch out for in 2015

 More than 20 new laws will take effect this new year. They include cracking down on online payday lenders and banning smoking near any state-owned buildings.

Man dies in house fire on Myrtle Street

Authorities are investigating a house fire that killed a man in the 800 block of Myrtle Street.

Raccoon causes garbage truck to crash on Christmas Eve

A raccoon caused a garbage truck to crash on Christmas Eve, according to the Gonzales Police Department. It happened after the driver unloaded a dumpster at the Verizon Wireless store on North Airline Highway.

Teens steal limo from Napoleonville funeral home

Two young men are now in jail after stealing a limousine from a Napoleonville funeral home, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Woman arrested for death of her 2-year-old daughter

Candice Shanee Smith, 21 has been arrested on charges of Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles in connection to the death of her two-year-old daughter, Da’Laijah Smith.

Does LA have enough power to support industrial growth?

Louisiana is becoming a pretty popular destination for industrial companies.