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2 dead after double shooting in Donaldsonville

Two people are now dead after a double shooting in Donaldsonville, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Indiana fugitive captured in Baton Rouge, AG says

An Indiana fugitive wanted for numerous violent offenses was captured in Baton Rouge late Friday by the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU), announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Police find 2 bodies in North Baton Rouge on Saturday

Baton Rouge Police say they found two bodies with less than seven hours of each other on Saturday. The first body was of Brooke Ashley Crawford, 30.

LSU sets dates for spring football, other events

 LSU has set the dates for spring football practice and other football-related events this spring as the Tigers will begin preparing for their 11th season under head coach Les Miles in 2015.

Young LSU pitchers look to lead Tigers back to College World Series

 LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri and his players met with reporters Friday during the Tigers’ annual Media Day activities in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Man arrested for fatal Piggly Wiggly shooting

The man who shot a 19-year-old in the parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly last month is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Authorities investigating arson in North Baton Rouge

Firefighters say they are investigating an act of arson that severely damaged an abandoned house in North Baton Rouge. It started around 9:53 a.m. this morning in the 5300 block of St. Gerard Circle.

Sorrento PD audit shows missing semi-automatic rifle

An audit of police equipment in Sorrento, LA, shows the Sorrento Police Department is missing a Bushmaster M4A3 rifle. 

Prayer not Politics: Jindal speaks out on potential presidency run, thousands in attendance at prayer rally

 "Our God wins!" exclaimed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Thousands of people all came out to LSU Saturday for one reason... to pray. Governor Jindal was one of them.

Hundreds of people turn out to protest Gov. Jindal's controversial prayer rally

Today, hundreds of people gathered to protest Governor Bobby Jindal's prayer rally, "The Response." They say the organization funding the event, the American Family Association (AFA), is a hateful group that preaches discriminatio

'The Response' prayer rally draws thousands, hundreds of protestors

Thousands of people gathered inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for "The Response," a prayer rally. Outside, hundreds of protestors gathered. 

Jordan twins stand out among Tigers for unique look and playing style

LSU brought in the top-ranked recruiting class in the country to join the 2015 team. It includes a pair of players from Lake Charles who are making quite an impression, both for their skills and for their looks.

EBR Court graduates new class of child advocates

Every house is not a home. Hundreds of children are in danger of being abused or neglected in Louisiana.

LSU Police increase manpower for Governor's prayer rally

Crews are working to get the Pete Maravich Assembly Center ready for Governor Bobby Jindal's prayer rally called “The Response: A Call To Prayer For a Nation In Crisis”.

Fire causes $40K in damage to B’Nai Israel Synagogue

An accidental fire caused $40,000 in damage to a synagogue early this afternoon, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.