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Senators McCain, Vitter tout Cassidy as candidate for veterans

Congressman Bill Cassidy went all over the state Monday for his Senate campaign. He got help from a pair of current senators, who said Cassidy is be the best choice to protect the men and women who protect us.

Lions move to No. 8 in both FCS Polls

 The Southeastern Louisiana football team climbed to No. 8 in both the Sports Network FCS Top 25 and the FCS Coaches Poll, both which were released on Monday.

LSU's Fournette and Vadal Alexander named SEC Players of the Week

 LSU running back Leonard Fournette and offensive guard Vadal Alexander both picked up Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors for their performance in the Tigers’ 30-27 win over Florida on Saturday night, the league office

Residents applaud AG in stopping Ebola victim's belongings from coming to LA

"We don't know how it's going to be anyway with the outbreak, if the belongings are contagious or not. I don't know nothing about it on the end. But I do know I'm hella scared."

State Superintendent announces more funding for Jump Start programs

Jump Start is Louisiana's answer to give high schoolers real-world experience before they graduate.

New hotel coming to Downtown Baton Rouge

Yet another business is set to open up in Downtown Baton Rouge. Today, the South Carolina based Windsor Aughtry Company announced it's plans to build a Courtyard Marriott along the historic Third Street corridor.

Rats invade ditch, steps away from Baton Rouge businesses

Eighty to 100, that's how many rats Randy Vaeth with East Baton Rouge Rodent Control estimates are living inside an elaborate tunnel system they've built inside a ditch.

Governor Bobby Jindal declares a state of emergency due to severe weather

Governor Bobby Jindal issued a proclamation today declaring a state of emergency as a result of severe weather that is moving through Louisiana, threatening the lives and property of the citizens of the state.  

APSO wins several awards at Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills competition

The Motors Division of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office won several awards in the Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills competition this past week

Darrow Assistant Fire Chief arrested for improper use of fuel card

On September 22, 2014 Peter Robblin chief of the Darrow 5th ward volunteer Fire Department report to Gonzales Investigators that he had conducted and internal audit and discovered questionable fuel purchase which had been made by his Assistant

LPSO uses helicopters, K9 teams to catch Albany car thief

An Albany man is now in jail after stealing a car and running from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputies.

Former False River Academy volleyball coach accused of sexual misconduct with student

The former girls’ volleyball coach of False River Academy is now in jail on charges of sexual misconduct with a female student, according to the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Woman wakes up to smoke, forced to jump out window

Imagine waking in the early morning hours to the smell of smoke and having the presence of mind to escape unharmed. That's exactly what happened to a Baton Rouge woman.

Parkview Elementary School stages 'wax museum' after winning National Blue Ribbon

Parkview Elementary School was buzzing with excitement today. Not only were they recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School this week, but today is also the culmination of a lot of hard work from the fourth grade class.

Baton Rouge's online auction to save taxpayers money

Like the old saying goes, one person's trash is another one's treasure. That's why instead of deciding to throw out old equipment, city officials are selling them for you to have.