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Fire destroys house on Sharp Road, kills pet

A cat is now dead after an overnight fire destroyed a house in the 1400 block of Sharp Road. It happened around 10:30 p.m. on January 13, 2015.

Baker council rejects utility price increases, fire rating decline likely

Baker residents will not have to pay now, but they might have to pay a lot more later.

LSU students worry more about textbook prices than tuition

Starting a new semester at college can be stressful. Just the cost of a college education is enough to stress anyone out.

Kevin Steele named LSU's defensive coordinator

 – Kevin Steele, a veteran coach with tremendous success at both the college and NFL level, has been named LSU’s defensive coordinator, head coach Les Miles announced on Tuesday.

Louisiana State Police seek 30% raise, meet with committee Friday

Right now, Louisiana State Police make significantly less than their counterparts in other areas and they haven’t gotten a pay raise in over a decade!

Selfie leads to arrest in Gonzales gas station theft

Gonzales Police say a selfie led them to arrest the man who stole $1,200 from Popingo's on South Burnside Avenue.

BRPD finds missing 70-year-old woman

UPDATE: 70-year-old Aerice Williams who went missing on Sunday has been found, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

Man wanted for 3 burglaries in Gator Plaza

Detectives are looking for Eric Glascock who, they say, burglarized three businesses in Ascension Parish. The break-ins happened on January 10, 2015, in Gator Plaza near the corner of LA 431 and LA 935.

Runnels student to play harp at Carnegie Hall

It takes passion, dedication and determination. Those are all things Rachel Yura has.

Arson fire destroys vacant house on Convention Street

The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating an arson fire that destroyed a vacant house in the 2300 block of Convention Street.

How declining oil prices could affect the BR economy

The price of oil has plummeted in the past six months. In July, a barrel cost $100. Now, they're half that price! This decline has some analysts worried.

Honeywell BR expansion producing new products

The Honeywell plant in Baton Rouge is expanding.

Public Chooses Names for BR Zoo’s Tiger Cubs

After weeks of voting, the public has chosen the final names for BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo’s two female Malayan tiger cubs.

Police looking to crack down on illegal gun possession

 Gun safety will always be an important topic in America, especially in Louisiana, a right to carry state.

Pelicans acquire Quincy Pondexter, draft pick

 The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has acquired forward Quincy Pondexter and a future second round draft pick from the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a three-team deal including the Boston Celtics.