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Video: LSU football's famous "Big Cat" drill (Spring 2014)

The LSU football team put on the pads for the "Big Cat" drill on Tuesday.

Iberville commuters make creative use of new Intracoastal ferry

The pedestrian ferry near the Grosse Tete Bridge is now in business, but people have to get creative to make sure they have a ride once they get across the Intracoastal.

The power of the purse: Red Cross holds luncheon to go toward efforts

When disaster strikes, they're always there. Red Cross volunteers were honored for their service on Tuesday at their annual "Power of the Purse" luncheon.

Ascension Parish deputies looking for Prairieville Dollar General robbery suspect

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who robbed the Dollar General Store in Prairieville on Airline Highway on February 23.

LA politicians pass bills for new license plates

Among many things on the agenda for the first full day of session were over a dozen bills for prestige license plates, all of which passed with little debate.

Three years since Japan earthquake and tsunami

On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m. Japan local time, the fourth largest earthquake to occur in the world since 1900 struck off the northeast coast of Japan.

LSU's O'Bryant III, Mickey, Martin earn coaches All-SEC honors

LSU junior forward Johnny O’Bryant III became the ninth LSU player to earn first-team All-SEC honors in consecutive years Tuesday when the league announced the coaches’ selections for All-Southeastern Conference honors.

Start of legislative session marked by promises of cooperation, contention

Louisiana lawmakers have a lot to do in the next twelve weeks.

River Road African American Museum needs help

The River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville turns 20 this year, and they need your help.

Lil Boosie says his future is 'bright'

Lil Boosie spoke out Monday thanking supporters family and fans at a press conference in New Orleans. Rapper Lil Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, said he is working on more music and enjoying time with his family.

Bad weekend traffic reignites discussion of BR loop

AN RV fire in Baton Rouge had I-10 backed up for nearly ten miles this weekend. Traffic was congested for hours all the way to Grosse Tete. The whole situation is sparking more talk of what a loop would do for the capitol city.

Participants needed: research shows aspirin regimen may prevent cancer

A groundbreaking study in the prevention of cancer...and it's being done right here in the capital city. 

Pierre Part search warrant yields 2 drug arrests

Two Pierre Part men were arrested for drug charges after police arrived at a local residence to carry out a search warrant on Thursday, Mar. 6, around 6:00 p.m. When agents arrived several people ran from the residence.

UPDATE: BRPD arrests 2 suspects involved in fatal hit and run

UPDATE: Carl McKnight, 21, and Eric Abrams, 29, both of Baton Rouge, have been arrested in connection with the death of Troy Jacobson.

Proposed timeline for reimbursement during situations on a salt dome

One state lawmaker wants to change the law to help people affected by future disasters like what happened in Bayou Corne. The proposed law would set a timeline for reimbursing residents in the mandatory or forced evacuation area.