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New baseball may give new life to college game

There's a new baseball being used by college teams this season. The difference is subtle. But the results may not be.

1-10 West open all lanes at I-12 split

(5:45 PM): – All lanes are open on I-10 West at the I-10/I-12 merge.

I-12 East open near Juban Road

(12:24 PM): All lanes are open I-12 East past Juban Road. The queue from this incident is minimal. The Traffic Management Center will advise of any changes.

APSO: gun used in Donaldsonville double homicide was used in 4 New Orleans shootings

Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office now believe there is a New Orleans connection to last month’s double homicide in Donaldsonville.

LSU baseball selected as favorite to win SEC West by league's coaches

LSU is the favorite to win the 2015 SEC Western Division title as determined by the league’s 14 baseball coaches in the 24th annual preseason SEC poll.

Study: Clues in Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths

A new study shows dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico could be linked to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Child playing with cigarette lighter sparks fire

Firefighters say a four year old playing with a cigarette lighter is to blame for a duplex fire.

"Save Redemptorist" to hold meeting tonight

People trying to save Redemptorist from closing will hold a meeting tonight to give an update on their efforts.

Paramedics concerned about impact of closing BR General Mid City ER

A lot of people are concerned about the consequences if Baton Rouge General closes its Mid City emergency room.

The battle of the Riverbend barge wash

Riverbend residents are mad.      Tubal Cain Marine wants to clean and repair barges on the banks of the Mississippi River. Practically in their back yard.

Southeastern geared up for another postseason run with deep, talented pitching staff

 A deep and talented Southeastern Louisiana pitching staff helped spur the Lions to the Southland Conference Tournament championship last season and the 2015 version looks to be even deeper for head coach Matt Riser.

Visually impaired students compete in Louisiana Braille Challenge

More than 100 students from the across the state competed in a unique competition Wednesday.

Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office is not secure

The District Attorney's Office is located downtown, inside City Hall. The way it's set up, anyone can walk off the street, into the building and right up into the DA's office, without any sort of security check first.

State leaders, concerned citizens rally to fight ER closure

"Every moment counts. Our lives matter!" exclaimed Rick Andrus of Together Baton Rouge. In just a few weeks, the Baton Rouge General Mid-City Emergency Room will be no more.

Spanish Town residents prep for their favorite time of year

 This Saturday, Spanish Town will be transferred into the parade ground of Baton Rouge's biggest parade of the carnival season.