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LSU Police arrest man who burglarized car on August 20

A man who stole a credit card from an unlocked car on LSU’s campus is now in jail.

'LSU Shield' app now available for students

LSU students and faculty now have a quick and convenient way to let campus police know when they're in trouble or report anything suspicious.

Thief tries to steal car, runs away after it won't start up

Detectives are looking for a black woman who tried to steal a car at gunpoint. The woman pulled a gun on a man who was trying use the Chase Bank ATM at 250 West State Street around 7:55 p.m. on August 18, 2014.

BR native describes work as Machinist’s Mate on Navy ship

Hundred-degree temperatures, life or death stress, and long hours; these are all part of a normal day in the life of a Machinist’s Mate (MM).

Westbound lane of Florida Boulevard blocked in Livingston Parish

The Westbound lane of US 190, Florida Boulevard in Livingston Parish, near South Frost Road, is blocked due to an accident involving a tractor trailer that has lost his load. Traffic is able to pass around the incident.

Red Jacket Firearms CEO: This is a dark hour. Justice will be dealt to those facing judgment.

Red Jacket Firearms CEO Joe Meaux is speaking out after the multiple arrests of William Hayden, who has been accused of Forcible Rape, Aggravated Rape, and Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile by four different individuals.

Surveillance cameras at center of continued Gonzales budget fight

There is one issue that's keeping the City of Gonzales from funding city services: new surveillance cameras. The city council voted Monday in its typical 3-2 fashion to approve a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Ronald Dupree named LSU student assistant for LSU basketball

Former LSU basketball star and 10-year pro Ronald Dupree was named a student assistant on the LSU men’s basketball staff Monday by LSU Head Coach Johnny Jones.

LSU to face Mississippi St. at 6 p.m. on ESPN

 LSU’s conference opener against Mississippi State on Saturday, Sept. 20 in Tiger Stadium will kickoff at 6 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN, the league office announced on Monday.

LSU fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon under fire for game day sign

"I do think it's time, that they had some consequences for their actions so if that means they are suspended or Kicked off of campus, I think that's a just punishment."

Louisiana's tourism industry is on the rebound

Louisiana's tourism industry was left in shambles after visitors shied away from visiting the state after the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Ascension Parish residents fed up with Coco Road bridge construction

Ascension Parish residents are not happy. They say, the Coco Road bridge has been closed for emergency repairs since July, and they don't expect it to open any time soon!

Jindal's Announcement: 450 new jobs coming to South Louisiana

Yet another company is putting down roots in Louisiana- and it means even more jobs for residents. Today Governor Bobby Jindal announced that NFR Bioenergy is building ten new sugar refining plants across South Louisiana.

Fire destroys house on Sumrall Drive

Baton Rouge fire investigators are working to determine what sparked a fire at a home in the Glen Oaks area on September 8, 2014. The fire started around 4:06 a.m. at a house in the 5700 block of Sumrall Drive.

LPSO charges Hayden for sexually assaulting juvenile

Livingston Parish deputies are charging William Hayden, 49, for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl in March 2013.