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Family of 12 left homeless after fire on Clayton Drive

A family of 12 is homeless tonight after the home they were renting caught on fire.

Business owners are fed up with traffic issues on Essen Lane

 If you use Essen lane on your daily commute, you usually find yourself in a wall of traffic. "Around 4 to 6,  7  there is usually a lot of traffic," said Ed Bun, owner of Ed's Donuts on Essen Lane.

Owners of Baker smoke shop face drug, weapons charges after synthetic pot bust

The owners of a Baker smoke shop are now in jail on drug and weapons charges after a synthetic marijuana bust on November 19, 2014.

The Louisiana Mermaid is making a splash in Livingston Parish

We first introduced you to Venessa, "The Louisiana Mermaid" over the summer.

How to change your smoke alarm battery

We all know how annoying smoke alarms can be. But, they’re our life line when it comes to household fires.

Doctors report spike in Flu cases in the Baton Rouge area

Baton Rouge medical offices have seen more of our neighbors coming in with Flu symptoms. However, doctors tell us the cold weather isn't to blame. 

Man who allegedly killed West St. John football coach turns himself in

The man who allegedly shot and killed a West St. John High School assistant football coach is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Union salaries dominate EBR budget hearing

Discussions about the 2015 East Baton Rouge city-parish budget are focused on salaries for city-parish employees.

LSU hosts Thanksgiving with the Tigers

 – LSU student-athletes, coaches, trainers, spirit groups and Mike the Tiger gathered together Monday night in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for the annual “Thanksgiving with the Tigers” event.

Deputies find over 15 lbs of heroin hidden inside fire extinguishers

A Texas man is now in jail after deputies say they found more than 15 pounds of Heroin in his luggage.

State Farm increases insurance rates in Louisiana

The leading automobile insurance company in Louisiana is raising its rates at the end of the year.

3 arrested in connection with Ponchatoula home burglaries

The man responsible for recent home burglaries in the Ponchatoula area is now in jail, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Central Fire Department in jeopardy, needs your help

The Central Fire Department has hit some hard times. It used to be made up of volunteers but people aren't signing up to fight fires any more, and that could leave you in danger.

House fire displaces man, 2 daughters in Central

A man and his two daughters are now displaced after a fire severely damaged their house in Central.

How to prevent a fire while heating your home

Over the past week or so, Baton Rouge fire fighters have been busy putting out fires across the area. Including a one that ruined an entire apartment complex. But public information officer Mark Miles