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LSU men's basketball listed as "Team on the Rise" by NBC College Basketball Talk

The LSU men’s basketball program was listed as a “team on the rise” Wednesday by writer Terrance Payne on NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk website.

LSU hoops tip-off preseason practice

Both the LSU men’s and women’s basketball teams started preseason practice Wednesday afternoon.

$11K cash, drugs found in convicted felon's Gonzales home

A Gonzales man is now in jail after detectives found drugs and over $11,000 cash in his home.

L'Auburge annex won't affect St. George

Like the mall of Louisiana, L'Auburge casino is looking to become an official part of Baton Rouge. It is a move that would in turn, cut a lot of tax dollars out of St. George's territory, but it is something St.

Prairieville kids get real life lessons on gun safety

Louisiana ranks number two in the country when it comes to accidental gun deaths involving children. More than a dozen kids die in Louisiana every year as a result of accidental shootings.

Ochsner introduces new 3D mammogram technology

Ochsner Health Center is introducing some new technology, just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

'Our Louisiana 2020': New plan aims to grow community colleges

Some big changes are coming for community and technical colleges across our state. Wednesday, the system's board of supervisors all voted on a plan that's meant to make a huge impact.

WWII plane goes nose-down at Baton Rouge Metro Airport

Emergency crews are at the scene of a plane that ran off the runway at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport. It happened around 4:00p.m. this afternoon on BTR's Runway 13, which is one of the two main runways for air carrier operation. 

2 men shot in arm during seperate overnight shootings

 Baton Rouge Police are investigating two overnight shootings that left two people injured. The first shooting happened on Boulevard De Province just before 9:30 p.m. on October 7, 2014.

Teen arson suspect arrested in Livingston Parish for fire at timber company

A 17-year-old from Tangipahoa Parish is accused of arson in connection with a fire at a Livingston Parish timber company.

Second man arrested in cell phone shooting

The second suspect involved in the shooting of a man over a cell phone is now in jail, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

St. John residents frustrated by officials' response to water system trouble

People in St. John the Baptist Parish are not satisfied; not with their parish, and not with state experts who say their water is safe.

Great visibility for tonight's total lunar eclipse

Skies should be clear and temperatures will be comfortable. The moon during the morning hours will be low in the horizon; therefore, you'll need to get away from trees and buildings to get a better glimpse.

Why Louisiana roads offer one of the worst driving experiences in the U.S.

Former DOTD secretary Kam Movassaghi says 62% of the roads in Louisiana are considered mediocre or poor. Ask anyone in Baton Rouge, and they're not surprised.

I-10 East now open near Gramercy

UPDATE (6:46 PM): – All lanes are open on I-10 East at Mile Marker 198 (past Gramercy). The queue from this incident has reached approximately six miles.