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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.

Suspects' cars identified in Donaldsonville double murder

Deputies are currently looking for the suspects who shot and killed two men in Donaldsonville.

LSU ranked No. 2 in 2015 Baseball America preseason poll

LSU is ranked No. 2 in the 2015 Baseball America preseason poll released Monday, marking its second ranking among the Top 4 teams in the nation. LSU is No. 4 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper preseason poll released in December.

Ascension Parish council approves plans for new Silver Oaks apartment complex

All of the plans have been approved. The Silver Oaks apartment complex will be the first large apartment project built in ascension parish in the last ten years.

Parents say lack of good public schools limit their children's options in BR

 In a week where educators are supposed to stress the importance of having the proper options for your child to succeed in school, many Baton Rouge residents are saying they don't have that luxury here.

2 dead after double shooting in Donaldsonville

Two people are now dead after a double shooting in Donaldsonville, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Indiana fugitive captured in Baton Rouge, AG says

An Indiana fugitive wanted for numerous violent offenses was captured in Baton Rouge late Friday by the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU), announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Police find 2 bodies in North Baton Rouge on Saturday

Baton Rouge Police say they found two bodies with less than seven hours of each other on Saturday. The first body was of Brooke Ashley Crawford, 30.

LSU sets dates for spring football, other events

 LSU has set the dates for spring football practice and other football-related events this spring as the Tigers will begin preparing for their 11th season under head coach Les Miles in 2015.

Young LSU pitchers look to lead Tigers back to College World Series

 LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri and his players met with reporters Friday during the Tigers’ annual Media Day activities in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Man arrested for fatal Piggly Wiggly shooting

The man who shot a 19-year-old in the parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly last month is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Authorities investigating arson in North Baton Rouge

Firefighters say they are investigating an act of arson that severely damaged an abandoned house in North Baton Rouge. It started around 9:53 a.m. this morning in the 5300 block of St. Gerard Circle.

Sorrento PD audit shows missing semi-automatic rifle

An audit of police equipment in Sorrento, LA, shows the Sorrento Police Department is missing a Bushmaster M4A3 rifle. 

Prayer not Politics: Jindal speaks out on potential presidency run, thousands in attendance at prayer rally

 "Our God wins!" exclaimed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Thousands of people all came out to LSU Saturday for one reason... to pray. Governor Jindal was one of them.

Hundreds of people turn out to protest Gov. Jindal's controversial prayer rally

Today, hundreds of people gathered to protest Governor Bobby Jindal's prayer rally, "The Response." They say the organization funding the event, the American Family Association (AFA), is a hateful group that preaches discriminatio