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Pulitzer Prize winner working on LSU book: 'Walking with Tigers'

New York native Jeffrey Marx is now working on his sixth book. The Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time New York Times best selling author is currently writing one LSU fans should love.

Zachary crash kills 27-year-old man Sunday

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies responded to a one-vehicle crash Sunday night at 8:34 p.m. at 14356 Milldale in which one man died.

Audit shows several schools mishandling state voucher money

An audit released on Monday by the Department of Education claims some schools might be abusing the State’s voucher system.

BR man holds ex-girlfriend hostage after carjacking her school bus

A Baton Rouge man is charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in a school bus carjacking and briefly holding her hostage.

Strong storms start Easter workweek

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed south Louisiana under a "Slight Risk" of severe weather Monday. 

Honoring those who served in WWII

People across the area gathered in Walker to pay tribute to those who served in World War II. It was all part of the William W. Perkins World War II Memorial weekend event.

New Main Library at Goodwood gets dedication

The new Main Library at Goodwood has been up and running for a while now, but it got it's long awaited dedication Saturday.

'Fest for Life': Cancer survivor says event saved her life

Hundreds of people came out today to see if they're cancer-free. It's all a part of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center's Fest For Life, where people can get free cancer screenings.

Former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones shot; remains in serious condition

Sulphur police are investigating a shooting that injured former LSU Linebacker Tahj Jones. Police were called to an apartment complex on the 1800 block of Beglis Parkway Friday night.

Jet display to honor veterans

Don't be surprised if you see a fighter jet on the side of 1-12.An F-4 Navy Phantom jet has a new home at the Satsuma exit. Vets were invited out for the jet's dedication ceremony Friday.

6 BR men fall ill after using synthetic marijuana

Six Donaldsonville men were taken to the Hospital Thursday evening within a two-hour time frame after smoking a synthetic marijuana drug called, "Happy 2," said Chief Tony Bacala of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

27 arrested in connection with ‘Big Money Block Boyz’ gang

A multi-agency investigation netted 27 people in connection with the Big Money Block Boyz (BMBB) gang on Thursday. One more member was indicted on Wednesday, but has not yet been arrested.

LSU baseball vs. Arkansas this weekend

Eighth-ranked LSU (25-8-1, 6-5-1 SEC) plays host to Arkansas (21-13, 6-6 SEC) in a three-game Southeastern Conference series beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

LSU athletics generates $397.5 million in new sales at Baton Rouge area firms

LSU Athletics generated $397.5 million in new sales to Baton Rouge area firms, including $119.7 million in new household earnings, in 2012 according to an updated study by former LSU economics professor Dr. Loren C. Scott.  

Ponchatoula preps for Strawberry Fest

The Ponchatoula community is ready to show off it's favorite berry at the 43rd annual Strawberry Festival. Crews spent Thursday prepping the festival grounds and building booths ahead of the big crowds this weekend.