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Police continue search for double murder suspect

The search for Ron Green Sr., 44, continues Thursday morning. He's accused of shooting and killing his wife, Dewona Green, and 12 year old son, Ronald Green Jr., on Lakeway Cove Avenue around 2:00 a.m. Thursday.

Community reacts to officer involved shooting

People living in the Happywoods Subdivision are still processing after an officer involved shooting in their neighborhood.

Neighbors speak out about drive by shooting: more jobs, less guns

Police are still on the lookout for a drive by shooter, who injured three people in Baton Rouge Tuesday night. It happened around nine Tuesday in a subdivision off of Staring Ln.

Setting up for success: Southern University hosts conference to help small business owners

Starting a small business can be tough and costs a lot of money. More than half of small businesses fail within the the first four years, but Southern University is trying to make that trend a thing of the past.

ESPN to televise LSU-Wisconsin game in Houston; Kickoff at 8 p.m. CT

LSU’s season-opener against Wisconsin on Aug. 30 at Reliant Stadium in Houston will kickoff at 8 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN, the Southeastern Conference and the network announced on Wednesday.

Lady Jaguar softball team eyes SWAC title after 0-23 start

The Southern softball program hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years. The 2014 season didn’t start well but there’s a renewed spirit on campus.

LSU adds home-and-home series with Syracuse; Tigers to open 2015 against McNesse

LSU has added a home-and-home series with Syracuse in football starting with a game at the Carrier Dome in 2015, LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva announced on Wednesday.

St. George FD responds to fire at Shenandoah Elementary

Multiple units of the St George FD were dispatched to Shenandoah Elementary school at 9:09 a.m. to a report of smoke in one of the buildings. They arrived at 9:13 a.m. to find a ceiling tile burning in one of the classrooms.

56-year-old Erwinville man dies in WBR Parish single-car crash

A single-car crash took the life of 56-year-old Rurid L. James of Erwinville. The accident happened just before 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning on LA Highway 620 (Section Road) near LA Highway 413 in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Port Allen celebrates inauguration of new mayor Richard Lee III

Port Allen believes the third time is the charm. Mayor Richard Lee III was sworn into office Tuesday  night. He is Port Allen's third mayor in the last six months.

Child advocates urge lawmakers to 'Geaux Blue for Kids'

43 pictures lined a table in the state capitol rotunda Tuesday. The ages and stories of the 43 kids who died last year in louisiana from child abuse and neglect were listed on the pictures.

UPDATE: BR man wanted for attempted murder after night club stabbing turns himself in

UPDATE 4-15-14: Vyron Carter, 46, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Monday, April 14, around 5:15 p.m. on the charge of Attempted Second Degree Murder.

State Police: Sheriff Deputy shoots, kills suspect

On April 15, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards requested Detectives with Louisiana State Police investigate a shooting in the 42000 block of Deborah Drive involving a Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Deputy.

Napoleonville man killed in Ascension Parish head-on crash

Shortly before 10:00 a.m. on April 15, 2014, Louisiana State Police began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 70 south of LA Hwy 22 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 36-year-old Shelby G.

Baton Rouge poised to break cold weather records on Wednesday morning

When you woke up Tuesday morning, you certainly noticed the cooler than normal temperatures across south Louisiana. Brace yourself: even colder weather is on the way Wednesday.