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LSU students invited to football practice on Thursday, April 3

For the third straight year, head coach Les Miles is inviting the LSU student body to attend football practice as the Tigers will host “LSU Student Appreciation Day” at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility on Thursday, April 3.

Albany, LA man arrested for posing as a cop

Tangipahoa Parish deputies arrested 19-year-old Devin Kinchen, of Albany, LA, on Tuesday. Officers say they arrested Kinchen and took him into custody after he allegedly posed as an undercover Madisonville Police Officer.

Local Surgeon, Heart Team at BR General perform region’s 1st robotic heart surgery

Local heart surgeon Dr. Azeem Khan with cardiologist Dr.

Sorrento drafts wide-ranging policy manual to cover personnel, bookkeeping issues

The town of Sorrento is trying to make sure it brings in all the cash that's owed to it. But that is just part of a wide-ranging document that should help the town work more effectively in the future.

'Nothing like this really happens in Denham' residents speak out after teen's murder

People living in Denham Springs are still trying to cope after 19 year old Durrell Woods was shot and killed on Martin Luther King Jr., Monday. Drive. Police there say it's the first murder in the city since 2005.

LSU forward Johnny O'Bryant III to forego senior season and enter NBA draft

LSU junior forward Johnny O’Bryant III made it official Tuesday afternoon with his mom, Angela Moore, and LSU head coach Johnny Jones by his side that he would forego his senior season at LSU to enter the 2014 NBA Draft.

Problems overseas cause increase in Louisiana shrimp prices

New Orleans, LA (WGNO) -- Shrimp lovers, you've probably noticed you are paying more to satisfy your craving. WGNO News Anchor Vanessa Bolano reports on what's behind the national demand that's making you pay more.

From the capital city to the nation's capital: local 8th graders fundraise for class trip

From the state capital to the nation's capital, that's the trip some local 8th graders are hoping to make.

BRPD looking for ATM robbery suspect

Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a robbery that happened on Tuesday, April 1, around 6:05 a.m. at the Chase Bank ATM, 3955 Plank Road.

Donaldsonville High teacher arrested for distributing steroids to student

A Donaldsonville High School teacher and coach was arrested on Tuesday, April 1 on several steroid charges.

2 arrested in Ascension Parish for beating, kicking unconscious woman on the ground

Ascension Parish deputies responded to a fight on Firday evening, March 28, in the 16000 block of Joe Sevario Road. When they arrived on scene, officers found a severely beaten woman lying on the sidewalk.

'Wellness Wake-up Call': Local chiropractor wants to wake people up with new book

A local doctor hopes his new book will wake people up. It's called "Wellness Wake-Up Call." Its purpose is to help people start a healthy lifestyle now, before it's too late.

BR Police: Robbery suspects hit clerk in the face with cinder block

Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating the Armed Robbery of Adams Grocery located at 1455 N. Acadian Thruway. The robbery happened around 3:05 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1.

BR woman competes for Fallon's business

NBC's Jimmy Fallon wants to buy a brand new Ford F-150, and a Baton Rouge woman is hoping to sell it to him!

Visitors excited by plans to save, revitalize University Lakes

The University Lakes have been around for almost 80 years, and there is a plan to keep them around for at least 80 more. That comes as great news to the many people who frequent the chain of lakes between LSU and City Park.