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SU Jaguars push through despite adverse conditions

The Southern University Jaguars continued their fall camp today, and this time they were able to practice outside on their own field, but it wasn't easy.

LSU sets season ticket mark, sells out of season tickets for 11th straight season

LSU has sold out of season tickets for the 11th straight year as a school-record 74,350 season tickets have been purchased for the 2014 home slate, associate athletic director for ticket operations Brian Broussard announced.

Fans dress as favorite characters for Harry Potter's birthday

Wizards, witches, and muggles all had reason to celebrate Thursday night. It was Harry Potter's 34th birthday. Or would have been, if J.K. Rowling's young hero lived in our world.

Local businesses say train derailment caused major inconvenience

Right now, officials are still trying to clean up the mess after a train derailed in Baton Rouge this morning.

UPDATE: Arrest made in July shooting death of homeless man

UPDATE: A Zachary man is now in jail for killing a homeless man. Baton Rouge Police spokesperson Don Coppola says detectives arrested Marlon Romaine Carter, 41, around 6:00 p.m. on July 30, 2014.

Investigators looking for man who burglarized cars in Sherwood Manor

Detectives are looking for a black man who broke into several cars in July 2014.

Deputies looking for man who stole purse from Race Trac on Siegen Lane

Sheriff’s deputies need your help finding the young black man who burglarized a car at a gas station.

EBRSO busts tattoo parlor owner for selling heroin, find almost $60K cash

A Baton Rouge man is in jail after selling heroin to an undercover officer.

Crews begin cleanup work after BR train derailment

Seven cars from a train travelling along tracks near S. Choctaw and N. Sherwood Forest Drive in Baton Rouge, LA, derailed around 9:30 AM, Friday.

Moore Career College offering free haircuts August 4-8

Moore Career College’s Professional Barbering program will be offering FREE basic haircuts to the public August 4 through August 8th, 2014. The barbering clinic is open Monday through Friday and appointments are necessary.

Students concerned about scope of LSU's smoke free policy

When students return to LSU this fall, they will notice something missing: smokers.

Mayor reveals skate park, splash pad in New Roads recreational complex

Officials in New Roads are getting ready for the grand opening of a new state-of-the art recreational complex.

Department stores prepare for tax-free weekend

A lot of students are getting ready for school, and so are the stores.

BR suicide prevention experts weigh in on new research

A new study that shows a simple blood test could be the key to preventing suicide, and it could actually help lower rates around the country.

Baton Rouge gym provides services to help women protect themselves

Sexual assault and rape is a major issue in the US, with one in five women being sexually assaulted in their lifetime. That's why women are looking for any way they can to keep themselves out of harms way.