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Locals reflect on the George Zimmerman case, one year later

When George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, people were up in arms around the nation over the justice that wasn't served. a year later, peoples opinions haven't changed

UPDATE: BRPD identifies victim in pedestrian death on E. Brookstown

UPDATE: The victim who was hit and killed by a car on E. Brookstown Friday night has been identified as Darius Markie Fisher, 23, of Rockwood Court. 

The Key to Succeed: Local businesses team up to bring more technology to the classroom

We live in a world filled with technology, and in this day and age, it is an essential tool for education. However, some schools just don't have enough money for it.

Baton Rouge participates in first National Gay Blood Drive

There's always a need for blood donors, but a large group of people is banned from ever rolling up their sleeves and donating. Now they say the time has come to change the law and save lives.

Man tries burning car to cover up traffic homicide in BR

Janneh L. Trench, 35, of Vacherie, LA, is wanted in connection with traffic death of Eric Fabre.

Ultimate Saints Fan: Wife honors late husband

Here in Louisiana, it's pretty rare to find anyone who's not a Saints fan.

Thibodaux cop locks himself in hot car for PSA

"I can barely breath and sweat is everywhere." That's what a Louisiana police officer had to say while he was locked inside a car for 10-minutes.

St. Mary Parish warns of several scams currently in the area

In order to track phone and internet scams, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office asked residents to report these types of criminal activities. Recently, the St.

49-year-old deaf man killed by train in St. Landry Parish

Forty-nine-year-old Michael Tanner, of Lebeau, is dead after being struck by a train Thursday while walking on the tracks beside Highway 71.

Uber now arriving in Baton Rouge

Uber released a statement today announcing that Baton Rouge residents can now request a ride around town using the Uber app. Uber started four years ago and currently operates in 140 cities and 40 countries. 

13-year-old arrested for burglary, battery in Hammond

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s arrested a 13-year-old teen for burglary and aggravated battery on Thursday.

22-year-old found shot to death on South 17th St

A young man is dead after being shot in the middle of a street, late Thursday night.

UPDATE: All lanes OPEN I-10 East near Port Allen

UPDATE: All lanes are open on I-10 East at LA-1 in Port Allen and on the Mississippi River Bridge . The queue from this incident has reached approximately 2 miles before LA-415.

Both groups claiming to run Azalea Lakes HOA resign under pressure from residents

The Azalea Lakes subdivision started Thursday with two groups claiming to be the board of its homeowners association. It ended the day with nobody in charge.

EBR Schools continue to be financially unstable: community worried about the future

The East Baton Rouge School District is running out of money. They are not getting enough funding at the state level which ultimately means no raises, less programming and a questionable future for the school system.