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Lafayette Parish fatal hit and run suspect arrested

Louisiana State Police have arrested a suspect in the hit and run that killed a bicyclist on LA 92 near Milton on July 7th. Fitzpatrick F. Doucette, 42, of Kaplan, was taken into custody Sunday night around 11:40 p.m.

BRPD finds shooting victim sitting in lawn chair

A Baton Rouge man has died in the hospital after someone shot him Saturday night.

Essen lane construction closes road, effects local businesses

Construction crews continued to work on the railroad crossing on essen lane on Sunday. The road between the rail road track and I-10 will remain closed through the night and re-open at 5 am monday morning.

Mission street shooting victim dies Sunday in hospital

Travis Polk of Ritterman avenue in Baton Rouge died today from gun shot wounds to the chest after being shot just before midnight saturday on Mission avenue.

Fire on Bay street leaves one man dead, other in hospital

An 87-year-old woman is in serious but stable condition after a house fire last night on bay street. Helen Paxton's husband, Steve Paxton wasn't able to make it out of the fire alive, and was pronounced dead on scene.

'Save Our Cities' initiative leaves big mark: hundreds gather at Capitol steps

Hundreds of people marched to the Louisiana State Capitol steps, right before the rain came through, to express one thing; they want to save our cities.

Late night blaze causes damages to Highland Rd. restaurant

Firefighters battled a blaze at a restaurant off of Highland Rd. around ten last night.

LSU football Fan Day set for Sunday, August 10

LSU's annual football fan day will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Maravich Assembly Center and the Carl Maddox Field House on the LSU campus.

SWAC releases 2014 preseason All-SWAC football team

The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2014 SWAC Preseason Teams with quarterback Ben Anderson (Arkansas-Pine Bluff), and linebacker Kourtney Berry (Alabama State) headlining the list.

Teachers react to standstill in Common Core debate

Right now, teachers say they have no clue how to get ready for the new school year that's less than a month away.

Walker couple arrested for string of thefts, burglaries

Walker police arrested a man and woman suspected to be involved in several thefts and burglaries in the Walker area.

4 arrests made in string of Hammond car burglaries, stolen guns recovered

Four men are now being charged for a string of vehicle burglaries in the Hammond area.

Belle Chasse woman booked for falsely reporting car stolen

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s officers responded to the 100 block of Sigma Street in Belle Chasse in reference to an alleged auto theft on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Right lane blocked I-10 East before LA-77 in Grosse Tete due to an accident

UPDATE: The left lane has opened leaving the right lane blocked on I-10 East before LA-77, in Grosse Tete. Traffic is passing through the left lane.