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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.

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.