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Police academy cadets receive firearm training

Several dozen aspiring Baton Rouge police officers are getting a lesson in one of the most crucial aspects of being a police officer.

New Businesses Coming to Acadian-Perkins intersection

A busy Baton Rouge intersection is about to get even busier. Some more big businesses are moving to Perkins at Acadian.

BR sees record number of road closures in July 2014

"It could be just an anomaly. July could be an outlier. So we are going to continue to monitor this situation and see if it does turn into a trend."

NCIS: New Orleans to film on USS KIDD

The USS KIDD Veterans Museum will be closed to the public from Monday, Aug. 18 until Friday, Aug. 22 due to ongoing museum inventory and filming aboard the ship.

LSU goes through abbreviated scrimmage in Tiger Stadium

– LSU had its first workout in the newly expanded Tiger Stadium on Wednesday as the 13th-ranked Tigers held an abbreviated scrimmage in what was the team’s first visit to the venue since reporting to camp.

Saints sign TE Travis Beckum and place TE Richard Quinn on reserved/retired

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have signed tight end Travis Beckum and placed tight end Richard Quinn on reserve/retired. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

UPDATE: Arrest made in N Ardenwood Drive shooting death

UPDATE (4:00 p.m.):  Eric Johnson, 25, is now in custody after police received a tip from Crime Stoppers.

Tickets still available for Blues Gala in Baton Rouge Thursday night

Don't let the blues get you down.

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.