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Principal and wife arrested for bringing gun to Amite Christian Academy

The principal of Amite Christian Academy and his wife are now in jail for carrying a gun on school property, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Scotlandville High teacher fired after rape charges

A high school teacher who was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old female student has been fired, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

22-year-old Lake Charles man dies in crash on North Boulevard

Baton Rouge Police say a 22-year-old Lake Charles man is now dead after causing his girlfriend's car to crash on North Boulevard.

Livingston Parish Council ready to call new election for health unit tax

If Livingston Parish voters made a mistake at the November election, they have a way to fix it that could save them money.

Local band director arrested for raping student

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a local teacher Thursday for allegedly raping one of his students.

'Helping Christian Arvel' page set up to aid homeless man

After learning about Christian Arvel, the homeless man who lives behind an abandoned gas station in Mid City, many of you reached out to help.

LSU's 'Bone Lady' retires after 30 years

Mary Manhein has dedicated her life to bringing closure to local families.

Couple arrested for robbing Chase Bank on Siegen Lane

The man who robbed the Chase Bank on Siegen Lane last Friday and his getaway driver are now in jail, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

LHSAA talks playoffs prior to state convention

"I think the way that it's worked in football is that it's better if we are together. In the playoffs you miss those big competitions between private and public schools."

Study: LA has one of the highest black homicide rates in U.S.

 No one in Baton Rouge seems too surprised that our state had one of the highest black victimization homicide rates in the nation in 2012.

Suspects leave empty-handed in AT&T store burglary

Detectives are looking for two men who burglarized the AT&T store on Wax Road.

Replay app leads local HS football teams to playoffs

 It's the same technology used in the NFL and Southeastern Conference. Now, it's giving local high school football teams an edge over their opponents.

How this pinwheel could save children's lives

Right now, a local non-profit is gearing up for a campaign that could save lives.

Bail set at $550K for Donaldsonville man accused of shooting teen

A Donaldsonville man is now in jail after shooting a 16-year-old boy in the face, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Advocates hope conference changes Deaf Child Bill of Rights

People from around the state are coming to town this weekend to speak up for students who often cannot speak up for themselves.