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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.

EBRSO busts tattoo parlor owner for selling heroin, find almost $60K cash

A Baton Rouge man is in jail after selling heroin to an undercover officer.

Crews begin cleanup work after BR train derailment

Seven cars from a train travelling along tracks near S. Choctaw and N. Sherwood Forest Drive in Baton Rouge, LA, derailed around 9:30 AM, Friday.

Moore Career College offering free haircuts August 4-8

Moore Career College’s Professional Barbering program will be offering FREE basic haircuts to the public August 4 through August 8th, 2014. The barbering clinic is open Monday through Friday and appointments are necessary.

Students concerned about scope of LSU's smoke free policy

When students return to LSU this fall, they will notice something missing: smokers.