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Thieves use stolen credit card to buy school uniforms

Deputies are looking for a black man and woman who have been making purchases with a stolen credit card.

Federal Judge upholds LA ban on same-sex marriage

United States District Judge Martin Feldman declared Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage constitutional. The judge issued a 32 page ruling Wednesday. 

Gonzales man dies in car crash near Gramercy

Shortly after 2:30 am on September 3, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on US Hwy 61 south of I-10 in St. James Parish.

Woman reunites with medics 3 years after saving her life

Traci Picard celebrated her 26th birthday over the Labor Day weekend. Three years ago this milestone seemed unreachable as the Church Point, Louisiana, native fought for her life after a severe ATV accident.

New for 2014: LSU football gameday traffic, parking

LSU announced Wednesday that the school will adjust post-game football traffic to include contraflow southbound on Nicholson Drive/Highway 30 in an effort to help relieve vehicle congestion following home games.

New rules may force local truck stop to give up tiger

The owner of Tiger Truck Stop is fighting a new set of rules that might force his to give up his main attraction.

Residents welcome False River restoration but say more can be done

Pointe Coupee Parish residents are buzzing with excitement this week. After more than 20 years of talking about it, state and local authorities are finally taking their biggest step yet in trying to restore False River.

Walker parents sentenced for leaving baby in hot car

Two parents from Walker pleaded guilty in court today for child cruelty and drug charges.

USA Today names BR 2nd most underrated sports city in U.S.

Baton Rouge is a great city that offers a wide range of activities for people of all walks of life. But if you ask anyone who has spent a significant amount of time here, there is one thing that will always dominate the social scene.

Man robs Dollar General on Choctaw Drive with screwdriver

Police are looking for a black man who assaulted an employee as he robbed a discount store.

LSU hosts SHSU for first game in expanded Tiger Stadium

LSU welcomes Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse Sam Houston State to Tiger Stadium on Saturday in what will be the home opener for the 13th-ranked Tigers. Kickoff for the Tigers and Bearkats is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

BR charity starts 2nd food drive to honor boy’s dying wish

Right now, people around the Capitol City are doing what they can to help feed the hungry, all to help make one little boy's wish come true.

Halliburton to pay $1.1B settlement for BP Oil Spill

Tuesday morning, Halliburton announced it reached an agreement to settle a majority of class claims against it following the massive oil spill on April 20, 2010 at the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico that devastated the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

BR Toastmasters take the fear out of public speaking

Whether we're getting ready to do a demonstration about Jujitsu or perhaps we need to give a speech at a wedding, public speaking can be a stressful ordeal.

Jalen Mills thankful to play hero in return to field for LSU

LSU needed a pretty big comeback to beat Wisconsin 28-24 on Saturday.