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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.

Jim Hawthorne to retire from calling LSU games in 2016

Jim Hawthorne has announced he will retire after 35 years of calling LSU sporting events on the radio, according to a report from LSU Athletics.

Thieves steal woman's purse, spend $700 using her credit cards

Police are looking for a black man and a white woman who stole a woman's purse and spent around $700 using her credit cards.

Chimney defect causes early morning fire on America Street

A fire lit in a faulty fireplace caused an estimated $12,000 in damage to a home early this morning, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

Amite suspect dies after high-speed chase in St. Helena Parish

Shortly after 3:30 pm yesterday, Troopers were called to assist the Amite Police Department with a fleeing vehicle traveling west on LA 16 in Tangipahoa Parish.

Employ BR hosting job fair today

Employ BR is hosting a job fair with Associated Terminals today. Associated Terminals is a cargo handling and logistics company that operates on the Mississippi River.

Medical marijuana bill on the table again

The bill to make medical marijuana available in Louisiana is on the table again this legislative session. Right now doctors can legally prescribe it to patients, but they can't fill it.

Plan to replace BR parking meters is put on hold

You can ask anyone walking down the street and the answer would be the same: Baton Rouge needs more parking.

Old Entergy property on Gov. Street to get a face lift

An abandoned six acre lot on Government Street is going to get a much needed face lift.

Williams Olefins plant in Geismar reopens for business

It's been almost two years since the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar exploded.

Prairieville woman wanted for parole violation

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies say they need your help to find Natasha Stafford, 35, who violated her parole.