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LSP still searching for vehicle that hit 7-year-old

Louisiana State Police say that despite several tips and leads, investigators have not been able to locate the vehicle that hit and injured a 7-year-old child from Brusly, LA, on July 4.

The importance of tourism in Acadiana

Food, music, culture. These are words so many of us associate with our region of Acadiana. We keep getting national recognitions for the place we call home, and it's making a positive difference.

Tangipahoa 911 launches service that gives deaf community rare access

Imagine being in an emergency, and realizing that you cannot call 911 for help. You want to, but there is no way to tell the dispatcher what's happening.

Uber has successful opening weekend in Baton Rouge

Adam Berthelot signed up to become an Uber driver because he felt it was a way to make a difference and help people avoid some of the mistakes he's made in the past.

Livingston detectives trying to identify Walmart theft suspects

Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputies are trying to identify three suspects who reportedly stole two flat-screen televisions from the Walmart in Watson.

Audit shows Office of Financial Institutions needs to do a better job

Did you know nearly 60,000 households depend on pay day loans just to make ends meet? That's more than 20% of the state! But is it worth it?

Payday lender regulations audit

An audit released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor reveals that payday lenders involved in shady business practices needed to fined. 

5 named in most recent round of Ascension Parish’s ‘Operation No Show’

UPDATE 7-16-14: Derek Adair turned himself in to deputies Wednesday evening.  Stacie Gauthier was arrested Tuesday night. Robert Bennet was also arrested. -----

Amtrak hits dump truck near Amite, LA

An Amtrak train hit a dump truck between Amite and Independence, LA, Monday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

BRPD looking for felon who allegedly shot man on Prescott Road

Baton Rouge police are looking for a convicted felon who allegedly shot a man during an argument, on July13.

BRPD say man found in arson fire was shot

UPDATE: Baton Rouge police have identified the body found inside the house as 35-year-old Laross Davis. Corporal Don Coppola Jr. said Davis suffered a single gunshot wound.

Tickets for LSU season-opener against Wisconsin available

Tickets for LSU’s season-opener against Wisconsin in the Advocare Texas Kickoff game in Houston on Aug. 30 are still available through the LSU athletic ticket office.

New program kicks off for BR students with considerable life challenges

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baton Rouge kicked off an innovative new program for students at Monday morning.

Homeless man shot to death in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting that happened on Florida Street shortly after midnight on Monday.

Woman steals wallet from medical office in Gonzales

Gonzales police are searching for a credit card theft suspect. The suspect reportedly took the victim’s wallet from her office at St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Medical Plaza on June 16, around 1:10 p.m.