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Dog Park at Burbank Soccer Complex Closed for Tournament

BREC’s Dog Park at the Burbank Soccer Complex will be closed June 20-22 for the regional soccer tournament being held at the Burbank Complex, 12400 Burbank Dr. The park will reopen for regular hours to the public on June 23.

Three former Tigers to compete at Wimbledon

Former Tigers Ken Skupski, Neal Skupski and Michael Venus will compete in the 2014 Wimbledon’s Gentlemen’s Doubles Championship, which begins Wednesday, June 25 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Dawson Odums golf tournament set for Saturday

Southern University head football coach Dawson Odums is extending a personal invitation to golf enthusiats to join him at his second annual golf tournament June 21 at the Copper Mill Golf Club in Zachary.

UPDATE: Suspect released from hospital, arrested, charged in case of Missing FL teen

UPDATE: Steven P. Myers has been released by the hospital and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for two Lafayette Police Department warrants.

1 dead in crash on Airline Hwy, BRPD looking for suspect

UPDATE: Eric Fabre, 20, of Slidell, LA, died Thursday night from injuries sustained in a traffic crash that occurred in the 9700 block of Airline Highway at Old Hammond around 12:58 a.m.

Report: Louisiana has highest rate of gun deaths in the nation

A new report says Louisiana has a higher rate of gun deaths than every other state in the country.

Fall camp 2014: Jaguars report July 31

Head coach Dawson Odums welcomes his defending SWAC champion Southern Jaguars to fall camp July 31 when players are scheduled to report to the A.W. Mumford Fieldhouse starting at 1 p.m.

Opening ceremony welcomes more than 3,700 US Youth Soccer players to Baton Rouge

Teams, parents, referees, tournament officials and volunteers gathered at the Baton Rouge River Center Thursday for the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships opening ceremony, kicking off the weeklong event.

Tiger Truck Stop employee who spotted missing teen speaks out, still in shock

A 16 year old girl reported missing from Tampa last week has been found right here in our own backyard. Ashley Lyon walked into the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete Wednesday night and someone recognized he.

CATS takes part in dump the pump day

CATS passengers were elated to find out they didn't have to pay to ride today. Especially for the regulars, where public transportation is a necessity.

UPDATE: Missing BR teen found, 41-yr-old to be charged

UPDATE 6-19-14: St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the missing 16-year-old, Kathryn Labauve, has been found safe and in good health.

'Wake-Up Call': BR mom writes book to help people grieve

Just the idea of losing a child is heartbreaking. For a woman right here in Baton Rouge, it's her reality. But in the midst of her darkness, she found a way to help other people find the light.

UPDATE: 3rd suspect turns himself in for Donaldsonville murder

UPDATE 6-19-14: Michael "Ma-man" LeBlanc turned himself into Ascension Parish Sheriff's detectives late Wednesday evening. LeBlanc was the third suspect wanted for the murder of Adoriji Wilson in Donaldsonville.

Teachers concerned about timing of Gov. Jindal's attempt to stop Common Core

Governor Bobby Jindal and state education officials squared off after the governor declared his intention to end Louisiana's use of Common Core State Standards and the PARCC tes

Baton Rouge has some of the highest car insurance rates in the country

"High number of crashes, our road conditions, with two universities here in Baton Rouge, we have a lot of young drivers. Inexperienced drivers."