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BRPD helps Santa for the holidays

It looks like Santa has some new helpers this year!

Redemptorist High School to close in 2015

Redemptorist Junior and Senior high schools will close at the end of this school year because of dwindling enrollment.

22-year-old man dies in shooting on Citadel Drive

Authorities are now investigating an overnight shooting that killed a 22-year-old man. Don Coppola, a police spokesperson, says detectives found the body of Christian Allen in the 2600 block of Citadel Drive.

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-10 West closed at Mississippi River Bridge

UPDATE: I-10 West is re-opened. ---- ORIGINAL STORY: Police are working to clear an accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 on the Mississippi River Bridge.

Local mechanic turns shop into community outreach center

Dustin LaFont got the idea of starting a youth mechanic program after helping a child rebuild his broken bike.

LSU Art Gallery plans to keep momentum heading into 2015

The LSU Student Union Art Gallery had a very successful year.

3 EBR Parish parks stocked full of rainbow trout

If you love to fish it's time to cast your bait, because BREC stocked several park ponds full of rainbow trout!

Broadmoor Elementary students get rewarded for hard work

 We all know the saying hard work pays off. For some children at Broadmoor Elementary, their hard work did just that. Thursday, students were awarded with brand-new bikes!

Rare signed Beatles-themed piano to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Some veterans in St. Tammany Parish will owe a lot to Sgt. Pepper. Because of the two living members of The Beatles, those veterans will have homes they otherwise couldn't have afforded.

Why you should buy fireworks from certified businesses

Monday marked the official start of the New Year’s Eve fireworks retail season.

CATS to make major changes in 2015

 Cats wants to get better. the bus system has been improving its customer service ratings, and cats management thinks a great way to do that is to add more routes.

Governor Jindal receiving backlash over organization funding prayer rally

Governor Bobby Jindal is getting a lot of backlash after selecting a very controversial group to fund his upcoming prayer rally at LSU.

Singing bell ringer spreads Christmas cheer in Baton Rouge

If you go to the Sam's Club off Siegen Lane, you may get a cheerful surprise.

NAACP of Ascension faces challenges

The NAACP of Ascension Parish focuses on protecting civil rights and giving out scholarships to students, but right now, it faces one of its biggest challenges yet.