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APSO suspects foul play after body found in Donaldsonville

Deputies are investigating in Donaldsonville after a body found was found along the levee. Investigators believe foul play is involved. Ascension Sheriff Jeff Wiley says his office is:

DNA evidence links suspect to shooting death on Cate Avenue

Police are charging Demond Bessie, 23, with for the shooting death of a man on Cate Avenue.

Police: this man stole espensive liquor from Rite Aid on Jefferson Hwy

Right now, police are looking for a white man who has been stealing expensive liquor. Ljean Mckneely, says the man has stolen alcohol several times, from the Rite Aid at 7570 Jefferson Hwy.

Deputies arrest Angola prison worker for 'inappropriate conduct' with inmate

An Angola prison employee is now a prisoner. Deputies arrested maintenance worker Danny B. Daniel, 64, of St. Francisville, for malfeasance in office, on August 13, 2014.

Fallen tree closes Burgess Avenue in Walker

LA 1027 (Burgess Avenue) is closed to traffic in both directions from Glascock Street to King Street in Walker due to a fallen tree. Traffic is not passing through and is advised to use an alternate route.

'Save our Hills': Residents in Oak Hills neighborhood take a stand against mining operation

Hundreds of people in Watson are waiting for an answer that could change the fate of their neighborhood. A strip mining operation could be in their backyards, but they aren't letting this happen without a fight.

Metro Council votes down controversial 'fairness ordinance'

The debate over the controversial "fairness ordinance" is over, for now.

Police academy cadets receive firearm training

Several dozen aspiring Baton Rouge police officers are getting a lesson in one of the most crucial aspects of being a police officer.

New Businesses Coming to Acadian-Perkins intersection

A busy Baton Rouge intersection is about to get even busier. Some more big businesses are moving to Perkins at Acadian.

BR sees record number of road closures in July 2014

"It could be just an anomaly. July could be an outlier. So we are going to continue to monitor this situation and see if it does turn into a trend."

NCIS: New Orleans to film on USS KIDD

The USS KIDD Veterans Museum will be closed to the public from Monday, Aug. 18 until Friday, Aug. 22 due to ongoing museum inventory and filming aboard the ship.

LSU goes through abbreviated scrimmage in Tiger Stadium

– LSU had its first workout in the newly expanded Tiger Stadium on Wednesday as the 13th-ranked Tigers held an abbreviated scrimmage in what was the team’s first visit to the venue since reporting to camp.

Saints sign TE Travis Beckum and place TE Richard Quinn on reserved/retired

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have signed tight end Travis Beckum and placed tight end Richard Quinn on reserve/retired. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

UPDATE: Arrest made in N Ardenwood Drive shooting death

UPDATE (4:00 p.m.):  Eric Johnson, 25, is now in custody after police received a tip from Crime Stoppers.

Tickets still available for Blues Gala in Baton Rouge Thursday night

Don't let the blues get you down.