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UPDATE: BRPD identify victim, possible cause in overnight traffic fatality

UPDATE: The victim in Sunday night’s crash has been identified as Ashley Stroup, 22, of Denham Springs, LA.

LSU campus reopened after suspicious packages detonated by bomb squad

7:00 p.m. Update: The Baton Rouge Police Department's bomb quad detonated the two suspcious packages on LSU's campus, that were found inside Thomas Boyd Hall.

BR man arrested for raping 11-year-old

Baton Rouge police arrested man for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl. According to police reports, the victim was home alone with Thomas Scott, 35, while her mother was at work.

EBRSO arrests man for recent attempted kidnapping, obscenity in parking lots

UPDATE 4-7-14: East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s detectives have arrested the man who approached two teenage girls in the Cheer Force Academy parking lot and grabbed a woman in the parking lot between Bally’s and Fresh Market.

EBRSO arrests 3 members of the Felony Lane Gang from FL

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested three members of the national “Felony Lane Gang” this weekend that came to East Baton Rouge Parish with the purpose of burglarizing vehicles and stealing identities.

State released audit on bridges, court fees

Louisiana's Legislative Auditor's office released an audit claiming 14% of Louisiana bridges are in need of repair.

Richard Lee,III speaks out about his plan for Port Allen

When Richard Lee, III first heard he had won the Port Allen mayor’s race Lee said he was excited.

BRFD: Arson to blame in North Baton Rouge Fire

Baton Rouge fire fighters say arson was to blame in fire in North Baton Rouge.

Richard Lee elected mayor of Port Allen, wins over 'Deedy' Slaughter

In the City of Port Allen, La, a majority of voters elected Richard N. Lee III as mayor. Nearly 58 percent of voters cast their ballots in his favor.

Taking on the world: local powerlifter taking on world competition in South Africa

A local powerlifter is about to take the trip of a lifetime. He is headed to Africa to represent our country in a world powerlifting competition, but he's not there yet.

Mayoral race in Port Allen nears end: voters ready for a change

The race for Port Allen Mayor is finally coming to an end. After all the political back and forth, lawsuits and an ousted mayor and finally a recall election in the City of Port Allen, a new mayor will soon take office.

EBRSO arrests 5th grader with unloaded gun

An EBRSO Deputy responded to a call today at approximately 3:30 p.m. to Capital Elementary in reference to a student with a gun.

Capitol High students come together to 'stop the violence'

Friday marks one week since a tragic shooting incident in Baker left three teenagers dead. The incident has hit students across the area pretty hard.

Baker community prays for peace in response to murder of three teens

The Baker community continues to mourn, nearly a week after a shooting at a party that ended with three teenagers dead and another charged with their murder.

Sen. Mack "Bodi" White in tears: response to Councilman Delgado's facebook comment

It’s no secret the proposed City of St. George has sparked a lot of controversy but now things have reached the boiling point.