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Sally Ann Roberts helps Kip Holden launch bone marrow donor drive

The mayor's office is challenging everyone in Baton Rouge to join the National Bone Marrow Registry, and he got help from one of the country's most famous donors.

Depression on the rise, a BR organization aims to help

We are learning in light of his death, that actor Robin Williams suffered from severe depression, and there are millions just like him in the U.S. Nearly 16 million adults were diagnosed with depression last year alone.

BRPD offers Concealed Handgun Permit Classes in Fall 2014

The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering two Concealed Handgun Permit Classes. The classes will be held at the Baton Rouge Police Department Pistol Range, located at 999 W.

Local chef Jay Ducote discuses his rise in the culinary industry

Unique is a great word to describe Jay's rise to fame. Aside from being a chef, he founded Bite & Booze, a culinary media company that celebrates the food and beverage culture of Louisiana.

APSO looking for 15-year-old missing from Donaldsonville

Deputies are now searching for a teenager missing from Donaldsonville, since August 10, 2014.

'Sons of Guns' reality TV star arrested on molestation charges

A Baton Rouge reality star and gun dealer is now out of jail on bond. William Hayden, 49, was arrested Saturday, and booked into the EBR Parish Jail on crimes against nature and molestation charges.

Brookstown Middle Magnet School opens with high expectations

The first day of school is always the start of something new.

TPSO sets up roadblock to stop Ponchatoula man with lots of cocaine

A Ponchatoula man is in jail for possessing a large amount of cocaine. Investigators say they arrested Roy Donald Metz, 26, on August 7, 2014 after he failed to pull over for speeding.

LSP finds almost 300 lbs of marijuana during I-12 traffic stop

In the wake of last week’s trip to the Texas/Mexico border for a security briefing and tour by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson is pleased to announce the discovery of appr

TPSO arrest Loranger woman for meth, outstanding warrants

A Loranger woman is now in jail on drug and traffic charges. Janaviene Bicknell, 26, was arrested after a deputy spotted her driving a damaged SUV, around 10:45 p.m. on August 10, 2014.

EBRSO hosts its annual back to school celebration

A lot of kids in East Baton Rouge Parish are getting ready to start school this Monday, but the EBR Sheriff's Office wanted to make sure they had some fun before they hit the books.

'Louisiana Legends': BR powerlifter makes new team to bring LA lifters together

A local world champion powerlifter wants to make his mark, and he wants to make it right here at home. So, he formed his own team in hopes to make Louisiana a "powerlifting powerhouse."

Zachary superintendent hopes success with Rachel's Challenge improves whole city

The Zachary Community School System says it is up to the challenge.

Locals react to U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

Louisiana joins much of the country in its concern over the latest air strikes in Iraq.

LSP seeking witnesses in July 22 Prairieville crash

Shortly after 7:30 am on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle crash involving an off-duty Baton Rouge City Police motorcycle officer and a green Jeep Wrangler.