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LSP finds almost 300 lbs of marijuana during I-12 traffic stop

In the wake of last week’s trip to the Texas/Mexico border for a security briefing and tour by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson is pleased to announce the discovery of appr

TPSO arrest Loranger woman for meth, outstanding warrants

A Loranger woman is now in jail on drug and traffic charges. Janaviene Bicknell, 26, was arrested after a deputy spotted her driving a damaged SUV, around 10:45 p.m. on August 10, 2014.

EBRSO hosts its annual back to school celebration

A lot of kids in East Baton Rouge Parish are getting ready to start school this Monday, but the EBR Sheriff's Office wanted to make sure they had some fun before they hit the books.

'Louisiana Legends': BR powerlifter makes new team to bring LA lifters together

A local world champion powerlifter wants to make his mark, and he wants to make it right here at home. So, he formed his own team in hopes to make Louisiana a "powerlifting powerhouse."

Zachary superintendent hopes success with Rachel's Challenge improves whole city

The Zachary Community School System says it is up to the challenge.

Locals react to U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

Louisiana joins much of the country in its concern over the latest air strikes in Iraq.

LSP seeking witnesses in July 22 Prairieville crash

Shortly after 7:30 am on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle crash involving an off-duty Baton Rouge City Police motorcycle officer and a green Jeep Wrangler.

Gonzales man runs from APSO at scene of heroin bust

Two men are now in the Ascension Parish Jail on drug and trespassing charges. Chief Tony Bacala says deputies arrested Irvin Mitchell after they saw Mitchell selling drugs in a parking lot on the night of August 7, 2014.

Gulf dead zone continues to grow; expect high shrimp prices again this year

It will be another tough year for Louisiana shrimpers. The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is back and growing larger.

Central parents have traffic woes on first day of school

The first day of school was frustrating for parents hitting the carpool lanes in Central today.

Praxair's new program to provide training to local college students

Louisiana is full of capable workers, and one field has plenty of available jobs, but not enough people to fill them. One company wants to help out.

Fire mystery: Myrtles Plantation staff trying to get back to normal after fire

The Myrtles caught fire Wednesday night, and Thursday, detectives are still trying to figure out what caused the fire.

Prairieville man drives stolen truck into Bayou Manchac

A Prairieville man is now in jail after driving a truck into Bayou Manchac and running from police.

Three arrested in Denham Springs vehicle burglary case

Tyree Davison, Darius Shaw, and Devanta Richard are all facing dozens of burglary charges after Livingston parish investigators connected them to more than thirty vehicle thefts in two neighborhoods.

Tiger cubs born at BR Zoo for first time in 25 years

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the birth of Malayan tiger cubs, born on Tuesday, July 29.