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Baton Rouge Zoo hosting charity races for adults & children August 23

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will hold their annual ZooZoom 5K and ½ Mile Fun Run on Saturday, August 23 beginning at 7:45 a.m. Both the children’s fun run and the adult 5K race will take place inside the Zoo.

Baton Rouge road closures August 4-13, 2014

Parts of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge, US 61 and Business US 190 will be closed in the next week.

St. Martin Parish using new GPS technology along the basin

It's no secret that the basin is huge. And in a rescue - time is a first responders enemy.

APSO looking for 5 people who failed to appear in court

Deputies are looking for five Ascension Parish residents who did not show up in court.

BRPD investigating robbery of Broke Til Payday on Florida Blvd

Detectives are looking for a black man who robbed a payday lending business on August 4, 2014.

Bertha becomes second Atlantic hurricane of 2014 season

Hurricane Bertha has formed in the Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.

Man acts like customer before robbing Dollar General on Plank Road

Detectives are looking for a black man who robbed a discount store on August 3, 2014.

SU mourns loss of beloved educator

The Southern University community is mourning the loss of a beloved professor and educator.

SU Jaguars push through despite adverse conditions

The Southern University Jaguars continued their fall camp today, and this time they were able to practice outside on their own field, but it wasn't easy.

LSU sets season ticket mark, sells out of season tickets for 11th straight season

LSU has sold out of season tickets for the 11th straight year as a school-record 74,350 season tickets have been purchased for the 2014 home slate, associate athletic director for ticket operations Brian Broussard announced.

Fans dress as favorite characters for Harry Potter's birthday

Wizards, witches, and muggles all had reason to celebrate Thursday night. It was Harry Potter's 34th birthday. Or would have been, if J.K. Rowling's young hero lived in our world.

Local businesses say train derailment caused major inconvenience

Right now, officials are still trying to clean up the mess after a train derailed in Baton Rouge this morning.

UPDATE: Arrest made in July shooting death of homeless man

UPDATE: A Zachary man is now in jail for killing a homeless man. Baton Rouge Police spokesperson Don Coppola says detectives arrested Marlon Romaine Carter, 41, around 6:00 p.m. on July 30, 2014.

Investigators looking for man who burglarized cars in Sherwood Manor

Detectives are looking for a black man who broke into several cars in July 2014.

Deputies looking for man who stole purse from Race Trac on Siegen Lane

Sheriff’s deputies need your help finding the young black man who burglarized a car at a gas station.