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BRPD arrests suspect who pointed gun at officer on Plank Road

The man who pointed a gun at officers after a car chase on Saturday is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

EBR Prison continues to deteriorate after tax is scraped

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the world, which means our prisons are filled with inmates at any given time.

What would a cigarette ban mean for BR's bars and casinos?

If Baton Rouge joins the trend of cities banning smoking in bars and casinos it is very possible that some businesses can lose money.

How to protect yourself from identity theft this tax season

Tuesday is the first day to file your taxes, but officials say, be careful, there are people who want to steal your identity.

APSO arrests 3rd suspect in deputy shooting

UPDATE: The man wanted for shooting a deputy in Donaldsonville is now in custody, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

Denham Springs remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The morning started at the L.M. Lockhart Center in Denham Springs. People of all ages came together, formed up and with a police escort they marched.

Local Muslims slam Jindal for London speech

Governor Bobby Jindal ruffled a lot of feathers today in London when he called out Muslim leaders for failing to crack down and denounce radical Islam.

45-year-old man dies after crashing into tree

A 45-year-old Hammond man is now dead after a car crash in Ponchatoula, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. It happened around 9:20 p.m. on January 17, 2015, where North 1st Street turns into Lavigne Road.

4 dead after 6 shootings over the weekend

Three men and a teenager are now dead after six separate shootings over the weekend, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

2 men die in shoot out on Alliquipa Street

Two men are now after police say they shot each other to death early Sunday morning. It happened around 5:19 a.m. on January 18, 2015, in the 3300 block of Alliquipa Street.

O'Neal on ramp to I-12 West now open after police activity

The on ramp from O’Neal Lane to I-12 West is now open after being closed due to police activity, according to DOTD.

Hammond man dies in motorcycle crash on I-12

Louisiana State Police say a Hammond man is now dead after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a truck on I-12.

Local Red Cross volunteers bring fire safety tips to BR residents

It is a three-day weekend for a lot of people, but the American Red Cross wants to make sure you stay safe.

Former LSU baseball players give back to fight cancer

 The LSU Baseball Team is gearing up for the 2015 season, but some former players hit the diamond again for a good cause.

EBRSO looking for women involved in cell phone theft ring

 East Baton Rouge Sheriff Deputies have an arrest warrant out for a woman involved in a ring of cell phone thefts.