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Celestine officially charged in death of 12-year-old St. James girl

The man held in connection with the disappearance of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey has officially been charged with her murder.

EBR completes ‘Green Light’ construction on Staring Lane

Drivers in East Baton Rouge Parish might see an improvement in their daily commutes if they use the Staring Lane corridor.

Man arrested in Bayou Vista for theft, DWI, switched plate

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Leonard Yarborough, 52, of Berwick, LA Tuesday morning around 2:21 a.m. on theft and alcohol related charges.

Franklin woman arrested for battery on a juvenile

A 33-year-old Franklin woman was arrested Tuesday morning around 3:00 a.m. for domestic abuse and simple battery.

Motorcyclist killed in crash on Choctaw

Baton Rouge Police are investigating a fatal crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle, that happened Monday night around 8:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Choctaw. The crash took the life of 34-year-old Travis Castle, of Baker.

John Schneider opens studio to bring Louisiana scenes to more screens

A piece of Hollywood has come to an old campsite in Holden. But it is also a piece of Southeast Asia, a pool party from the 1950's, or anything else you could imagine.

Accused murderer back in jail after escaping: victim's friends speak out

An accused murderer is back in jail after escaping from the Tangipahoa Parish Prison.

St. James community mourns the death of Talaija Dorsey

"She was a sweet little girl. I mean, she never had problems mingling with the kids and playing with the kids and never trouble with behavior. Just a sweet, innocent child."

56-year-old man dies in Pointe Coupee crash

Izel Givens, 56, of Maringouin, was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Monday morning around 11:30 a.m. on Highway 977 in Pointe Couppee Parish south of Highway 77.

SLU’s Bennett named to Payton Award watch list

Southeastern Louisiana senior quarterback Bryan Bennett is one of 20 student-athletes named to the Watch List for the 28th Walter Payton Award, which is awarded to the outstanding player of the Football Championship Subdivision.

LSU's Tiger Stadium ranked as top college football venue by Athlon Sports panel

Tiger Stadium has been ranked as the best college football stadium along with having the best game day atmosphere, in a poll conducted by Athlon Sports that was released on Monday.

Youngsville bicyclist killed in hit and run crash

Louisiana State Police are investigating a hit and run crash that took the life of 30-year-old Lon Lomas, of Youngsville, on Monday around 7:00 a.m. The crash happened on LA 92 at Mermentau Road east of Milton.

Deputies investigating robbery of Chase Bank on O'Neal

Sheriff’s deputies are currently investigating a robbery at the Chase Bank on O’Neal Lane that happened just before noon.

Pope asks forgiveness for Church leaders in handling of sex abuse cases

By Michael Pearson, Daniel Burke and Holly Yan- CNN

Local scam artist due for sentencing in federal court

Johnathan Williams, 34, is due in federal court today for sentencing. He's pleaded guilty to wire fraud and duping people out of $500,000 over a four-year period.