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Busy weekend ahead for former LSU men's golfers on pro tours

 A busy weekend lies ahead for four former LSU Tigers as Andrew Loupe and David Toms are each set to tee off at the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open and Smylie Kaufman and Curtis Thompson will both compete at the Web.com Tour

Police looking for truck responsible for hit & run in Gonzales

The Gonzales Police Department is looking for the person responsible for a hit and run on January 9, 2015.

BRPD's free Equalizer Women’s Self-Defense class scheduled for March 2015

The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering an Equalizer Women’s Self-Defense class.

Former Glen Oaks High School player prepares for NFL combine

After a four-year career with the Demons, Northwestern State University defensive tackle Deon Simon is training for a career in the pros.

CATS launching new route to L'Auberge on Super Bowl Sunday

The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) is launching a new limited stop route – 46 Gardere Limited – that will serve the Mall of Louisiana, the Gardere Community, the Emerge Center, and L’Auberge Casino.

Father Than Vu dies at age 56

Father Than N. Vu passed away at 2:04 am on Wednesday, Januarv 28 at a private diocesan residence, at the age of 56. Born in Saigon, Vietnam on 4 May 1958, he arrived with his family as boat people in Baton Rouge in 1975.

182 Louisiana homeless assistance programs receive federal grants

Christian Arvel, a homeless man who made his own shelter in Mid City can tell you how much of a difference a little help can make.

More cuts to higher education mean fewer classes and teachers

Whenever the state is broke, the first cuts made are usually to higher education and health care. This year is no exception.

Donaldsonville residents react to double murder

 Chad Michael Nichols's family was busy building a memorial today in the spot where he was shot dead in front of their home on Latino street in Donaldsonville.

Southern's National Signing Day celebration set for Feb. 4

 Southern University head coach Dawson Odums will unveil the Jaguars’ 2015 National Signing Day class during its Feb. 4 recruitment celebration in the Smith-Brown Royal Cotillion Ballroom on the Baton Rouge campus at 7 p.m.

New campaign launches to end secondhand smoking in BR

 "2015 will be the first year where all of our local hospitals and healthcare organizations will have tobacco-free campuses," said Mayor of Baton Rouge Kip Holden.

State Fire Marshal investigating fatal house fire in Holden

Louisiana State Fire Marshal investigators were called to the scene of a house fire this morning where a body was found inside.

UPDATE: APSO catches man wanted for sex crimes in Georgia

UPDATE: A fugitive who is wanted for sex crimes in Georgia and ran from local deputies is now in custody, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Marshals arrest suspect in Alaska Street murder

The person who killed a 34-year-old man last month is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Alabama State snaps Southern's winning streak

Jamel Waters scored 18 points with eight rebounds and Alabama State held Southern to three points in overtime for a 63-59 win on Monday night.