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USA Today names BR 2nd most underrated sports city in U.S.

Baton Rouge is a great city that offers a wide range of activities for people of all walks of life. But if you ask anyone who has spent a significant amount of time here, there is one thing that will always dominate the social scene.

Man robs Dollar General on Choctaw Drive with screwdriver

Police are looking for a black man who assaulted an employee as he robbed a discount store.

LSU hosts SHSU for first game in expanded Tiger Stadium

LSU welcomes Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse Sam Houston State to Tiger Stadium on Saturday in what will be the home opener for the 13th-ranked Tigers. Kickoff for the Tigers and Bearkats is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

BR charity starts 2nd food drive to honor boy’s dying wish

Right now, people around the Capitol City are doing what they can to help feed the hungry, all to help make one little boy's wish come true.

Halliburton to pay $1.1B settlement for BP Oil Spill

Tuesday morning, Halliburton announced it reached an agreement to settle a majority of class claims against it following the massive oil spill on April 20, 2010 at the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico that devastated the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

BR Toastmasters take the fear out of public speaking

Whether we're getting ready to do a demonstration about Jujitsu or perhaps we need to give a speech at a wedding, public speaking can be a stressful ordeal.

Jalen Mills thankful to play hero in return to field for LSU

LSU needed a pretty big comeback to beat Wisconsin 28-24 on Saturday.

Authorities investigating 2 deadly crashes over Labor Day weekend

Local and state law enforcement agencies are investigating two deadly crashes over the Labor Day weekend. The first crash involved a motorcycle, around 10 a.m. on August 31, 2014, on Hoo Shoo Too Road.

Families flock to Baker's annual Labor Day parade

For many of us, Labor Day is a particulary special holiday. It's a day that honors our working class citizens for their contribution to the community.

CACRC offers free electronic recycling September 1-5

The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council wants to celebrate Labor Day this year by offering a Free Drop-Off Week as well as 10% off all refurbished laptop and desktop computers.

BRPD identifies officer involved in August 31 shooting

A Baton Rouge police officer is on leave after shooting a DWI suspect.

'Breast Cancer Can Stick It': Survivor makes a difference through campaign

Experts say, more than 300,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Forty-thousand of them are expected to die, but one breast cancer survivor is doing what she can to help and "stick it" to breast cancer.

'Red Stick Rumble': Local students participate in multi-state robotics competition

A lot of people are on vacation this Labor Day weekend, but dozens of local teens were hard at work. However, their work involves something a little different... like creating robots!

LaPlace residents still recovering 2 years after Hurricane Isaac

August 29th is a day residents in St. John the Baptist Parish won't soon forget. For many, it's a reminder of the hardships they endured when hurricane Isaac swept through their close-knit community.

Local doctors react to new restrictions on hydrocodone

If you use prescription painkillers like Vicodin, in just a couple of months, they will be harder to get. It's all part of an effort to cut back on the abuse of these types of drugs, which has been a growing problem for quite some time.