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Oil companies announce layoffs as prices continue to fall

Oil producing companies are feeling the sting of plunging oil prices.

Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office receives body cams

 This is the first week Assumption Parish Deputies will be out on the streets with their new body cameras. It is a move that many are making in light of some of the controversy amongst police and civilians.

3 charged with attempted murder for shooting APSO deputy

Three people are now in jail for shooting a deputy in Donaldsonville yesterday, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Southeastern's QB added to Senior Bowl roster

Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Bryan Bennett has been added to the South roster for the Reese’s Senior Bowl, scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

Thousands of educators get ready to jump start students into their careers

More than a thousand teachers from across the state packed Downtown Baton Rouge Wednesday. It is part of the Jump Start Convention.

Ex-LSU player, NFL prospect arrested on domestic abuse charge

Elliott Porter played center at LSU and has been described as a smart player who knows how to make the calls and the checks on the offensive line.

73-year-old Gonzales man dies in St. Francisville crash

A 73-year-old Gonzales man is now dead after a car crash in St. Francisville, according to the Louisiana State Police. It happened around 2:00 p.m. on January 20, 2015.

Mid-City residents at odds with business owners over homeless man

This is the strange story of Christian Arvel. Christian is homeless, so he built himself a shelter behind an abandoned gas station on the corner of Government Street and Lovers Lane.

BRPD arrests suspect who pointed gun at officer on Plank Road

The man who pointed a gun at officers after a car chase on Saturday is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

EBR Prison continues to deteriorate after tax is scraped

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the world, which means our prisons are filled with inmates at any given time.

What would a cigarette ban mean for BR's bars and casinos?

If Baton Rouge joins the trend of cities banning smoking in bars and casinos it is very possible that some businesses can lose money.

How to protect yourself from identity theft this tax season

Tuesday is the first day to file your taxes, but officials say, be careful, there are people who want to steal your identity.

APSO arrests 3rd suspect in deputy shooting

UPDATE: The man wanted for shooting a deputy in Donaldsonville is now in custody, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

Denham Springs remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The morning started at the L.M. Lockhart Center in Denham Springs. People of all ages came together, formed up and with a police escort they marched.

Local Muslims slam Jindal for London speech

Governor Bobby Jindal ruffled a lot of feathers today in London when he called out Muslim leaders for failing to crack down and denounce radical Islam.