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State Police hold heroin summit

"When your drug of choice is heroin, as that mother said it, it was her daughters second time. It doesn't matter if its once a year, if it's heroin it's one time too many."

JP Morgan, state donate $5M to LA community colleges and technical schools

Louisiana community and technical colleges received a huge boost today...in the form of $5,000,000! JPMorgan Chase and the state donated to the WISE fund to help ensure our students are well prepared for real world jobs.

UPDATE: boil advisory lifted for residents on Bayou Paul Lane in St. Gabriel

UPDATE (10/21/14): The boil advisory has lifted for Baton Rouge Waterworks customers living on Bayou Paul Lane in St. Gabriel.

LSU track star accused of rape

LSU track star Nethaneel Joseph Mitchell-Blake is in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the charge of forcible rape. An 18-year-old woman says Mitchell-Blake forced her to have sex at his apartment on October 19, 2014.

DOE report card says BR area schools are improving

Every school district in the Baton Rouge area has improved over the past year.

Jindal orders restrictions for West Africa travelers

After weeks of urging the Obama administration to implement a travel ban to and from Ebola stricken countries, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken matters into his own hands.

Police investigating overnight shooting on Georgia Street

Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a overnight shooting that sent one man to the hospital.

Former President Clinton visits Baton Rouge to campaign for Mary Landrieu

The polls say Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) will need help getting re-elected.

DHH proposes state cover medical bills for rape victims

Rape victims in Louisiana may no longer be forced to pay for their own medical care after their assault.

Unique WWII plane now on display at BTR

Check this out a one-of-its kind bomber has flown into Baton Rouge. A Boeing B-29 and B-24 plane are on display at Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

Early voting starts tomorrow in Louisiana

You can vote early for the November 4th election starting on October 21, 2014. Early voting runs until October 28, 2014, statewide.

2 St. John Parish employees indicted in connection with brain eating amoeba in water supply

Two St. John the Baptist Parish utility workers were indicted by a grand jury there.

Drunk driver kills Baker woman during French Quarter crash

A woman from Baker is dead after a major crash in the New Orleans French Quarter. The New Orleans Police Department says Tevest Vance, 37, was drunk when he crashed into a balcony support pole on Burgundy Street in New Orleans.

Arson fire destroys over half of home on Riley Street

Firefighters are investigating a fire that destroyed over half of a vacant home in the 3100 block of Riley Street. Curt Monte, a spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Fire Department, says the cause of the fire was arson.

Burbank, Bluebonnet to have nightly road closures this week

East and West bound lanes on Burbank between Nicholson(La30) and Gardere and Bluebonnet Blvd between Burbank and I-10 will have nightly lane closures between the hours of 8:00 pm and 5:00 am starting Monday evening(October 20th) and ending Frid