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Donaldsonville man charged for wife’s murder

Jaris "Jarvis" Howard was arrested and charged with second degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing his wife Monday morning.

BBB of Acadiana alerts public to shady business practices

The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana is alerting the public to a company that has multiple complaints alleging they received paid orders for uniforms, but delivered nothing more than broken promises.

Andy Cannizaro named LSU baseball recruiting coordinator/hitting coach

Andy Cannizaro, a New York Yankees scout for the past five years and a former MLB infielder, has been hired as the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach for the LSU baseball program, coach Paul Mainieri announced Monday.

Dream comes true for local family

It's a dream come true for a Baton Rouge family. A local car dealer is helping a family whose son has Muscular Dystrophy get away on vacation. There's a new car, called the MV-1, that specially designed to help people in wheelchairs.

Top 5 happiest cities all in LA, study says

The top five happiest cities in America are all in Louisiana, according to a recent study by a Harvard pair and a Vancouver professor. Baton Rouge was ranked fourth.

Broussard Mayor to ask for resolution against use of funds for COSTCO, other private retailers

Broussard Mayor Charlie Langlinais issued a statement voicing his opposition to the Lafayette Industrial Development Board's decision to use Industrial Development Board money to support private retail development.

LSU coach Paul Mainieri formally welcomes 12 new players to baseball squad: 2015 schedule released

Coach Paul Mainieri announced on Monday LSU’s incoming signing class, rated the No. 1 class in the nation by Perfect Game. Eight of the 12 new players enrolled at LSU last month, and the remaining four will join the Tigers in August.

Hammond man caught on surveillance burglarizing home multiple times

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Renae Joseph Bernard, 42, of Hammond, over the weekend for burglarizing a home several times on Saturday, July 19.

Lafayette Parish fatal hit and run suspect arrested

Louisiana State Police have arrested a suspect in the hit and run that killed a bicyclist on LA 92 near Milton on July 7th. Fitzpatrick F. Doucette, 42, of Kaplan, was taken into custody Sunday night around 11:40 p.m.

BRPD finds shooting victim sitting in lawn chair

A Baton Rouge man has died in the hospital after someone shot him Saturday night.

Essen lane construction closes road, effects local businesses

Construction crews continued to work on the railroad crossing on essen lane on Sunday. The road between the rail road track and I-10 will remain closed through the night and re-open at 5 am monday morning.

Mission street shooting victim dies Sunday in hospital

Travis Polk of Ritterman avenue in Baton Rouge died today from gun shot wounds to the chest after being shot just before midnight saturday on Mission avenue.

Fire on Bay street leaves one man dead, other in hospital

An 87-year-old woman is in serious but stable condition after a house fire last night on bay street. Helen Paxton's husband, Steve Paxton wasn't able to make it out of the fire alive, and was pronounced dead on scene.

Free classes for film/TV production assistants Aug 16-17

P.A. Boot Camp is a free class offered to East Baton Rouge Parish residents interested in becoming Production Assistants on feature film and television sets.

'Save Our Cities' initiative leaves big mark: hundreds gather at Capitol steps

Hundreds of people marched to the Louisiana State Capitol steps, right before the rain came through, to express one thing; they want to save our cities.