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Alumni heartbroken over Redemptorist Junior & Senior High School closing

Redemptorist Junior and High School will shut down at the end of the current school year. Bishop Robert Muench gave the heart-wrenching announcement earlier today.

LPSO delivers gifts to Livingston Parish children

Families in Livingston Parish received a special delivery on Friday.

State Fire Marshal investigating deadly fire in New Roads

The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating an apartment fire that killed a 62-year-old man in New Roads.

BR drivers concerned about increased traffic

 It's something most of us dread. "The traffic around the mall is so bad. It takes me, sometimes, an hour to get home, and I live right across the street from here," said Robert Roland, a Baton Rouge resident.

BRPD helps Santa for the holidays

It looks like Santa has some new helpers this year!

Redemptorist High School to close in 2015

Redemptorist Junior and Senior high schools will close at the end of this school year because of dwindling enrollment.

22-year-old man dies in shooting on Citadel Drive

Authorities are now investigating an overnight shooting that killed a 22-year-old man. Don Coppola, a police spokesperson, says detectives found the body of Christian Allen in the 2600 block of Citadel Drive.

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-10 West closed at Mississippi River Bridge

UPDATE: I-10 West is re-opened. ---- ORIGINAL STORY: Police are working to clear an accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 on the Mississippi River Bridge.

Local mechanic turns shop into community outreach center

Dustin LaFont got the idea of starting a youth mechanic program after helping a child rebuild his broken bike.

LSU Art Gallery plans to keep momentum heading into 2015

The LSU Student Union Art Gallery had a very successful year.

3 EBR Parish parks stocked full of rainbow trout

If you love to fish it's time to cast your bait, because BREC stocked several park ponds full of rainbow trout!

Broadmoor Elementary students get rewarded for hard work

 We all know the saying hard work pays off. For some children at Broadmoor Elementary, their hard work did just that. Thursday, students were awarded with brand-new bikes!

Rare signed Beatles-themed piano to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Some veterans in St. Tammany Parish will owe a lot to Sgt. Pepper. Because of the two living members of The Beatles, those veterans will have homes they otherwise couldn't have afforded.

Why you should buy fireworks from certified businesses

Monday marked the official start of the New Year’s Eve fireworks retail season.