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Kicking the habit: Program focuses on helping moms quit smoking

For a lot of women, the moment they find out they're pregnant, they stop smoking. Except, for some, it's not always that easy.

Jindal, LA GOP ask McAllister to step down

United States Congressman Vance McAllister from Louisiana has already apologized for kissing a female staffer in December 2013, but leaders of the Republican Party in Louisiana don’t think that’s enough.

Hot Art, Cool Nights: Mid City Merchants hosts 11th annual Art Hop

The eleventh annual Baton Rouge Mid City Merchants spring art hop, “Hot Art, Cool Nights,” will be held on Friday night, May 9, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

7-year-old hit by car when getting off EBR school bus

Baton Rouge police are investigating a major crash that happened Wednesday afternoon around 3:44 p.m. in the 5300 block of Cadillac Street at Simplex.

LSU Police arrest 2 in investigation of suspicious packages

LSU Police have arrested two suspects in connection to the suspicious packages found near Thomas Boyd Hall on the LSU campus Monday afternoon.

St. George supporters, opponents lower profile in week after online comments cause outrage

There have been no inflammatory Facebook posts, nor any al-Qaeda similes, but that does not mean supporters or opponents of the proposed city of St. George have stopped working.

LSU football Pro Timing Day quotes

  LSU Coach Les Miles on QB Zach Mettenberger…

LSU pitches school record 11th shutout in 5-0 win over Lamar

Eighth-ranked LSU used nine pitchers to post a school-record 11th shutout Wednesday night in a 5-0 win over Lamar at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.  

Residents react to settlement situation

US District Court Judge Jay Zainey granted preliminary approval of a settlement between some property owners in Bayou Corne and Texas Brine.

Former LSU students can search online for refunds related to Student Union McDonald’s thefts

Nearly 4,000 former LSU students who were victims of the Student Union McDonald’s theft can now search for their refunds online, announced Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy.

Some Cracker Barrel customers upset over late transactions

Some people in Walker woke up this morning to a big surprise and some big drops in their bank accounts Wednesday. Michelle Smith is mad at the Cracker Barrel gas station on Walker Road North.

Inmates in Woodville, MS prison now able to have outside recreation

Inmates at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility (WCCF) will now be able to have outside recreation for the first time in years, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Management & Training Corporation (MTC).

Undercover investigation leads to arrest of Prairieville woman

One Prairieville woman was arrested following an undercover investigation into illegal drug activity on Wednesday, April 9.

Baton Rouge ranks as #1 city for recovering housing market

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced on Tuesday that 59 of the 350 metro markets nationwide returned to or exceeded their previous normal levels.

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo announces new baby Colobus monkey

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the arrival yet another new baby Colobus monkey, born in the late afternoon on April 4. The baby is now on exhibit with its mother, father and sister.