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LSU researchers come up with app to help fishermen

Louisiana fishermen will soon be able to navigate through hurricane season a little easier.

Gonzales mom of five keeping hopes up after layoff

"You have to let that pride go, and you have to do what you have to do for you and your family," said Shamike Crutchfield. Shamika Crutchfield is a single mom of five and a construction worker by trade.

BR Airport faces issues with only 1 commercial runway open

The Baton Rouge Metro Airport still only has one runway open for commercial flights and on Tuesday night, it was shut down for nearly four hours!

Human trafficking survivor shares her story with LSU students

It's a scary thought that lurks in the back of your mind from time to time; someone could be around waiting to do you harm.

Strong cold front pushing in to South Louisiana

By now, you've probably noticed the very cold temperatures moving into our area. Throughout the day and night on Thursday, temperatures will continue to drop. 

Man wanted for stealing baby formula from Gonzales Walmart

Gonzales Police are asking for help in identifying this man.  Investigators say he went into the Walmart at 308 North Airline Highway in Gonzales, LA, and loaded a clothes hamper with 32 cans of Enfamil baby formula. 

BR Metro Council member look to San Antonio for mental heath facility options

The Baton Rouge Metro Council wants to build a mental health facility. They just need to figure out how they are going to pay for it. They say one way to fund the facility is to lower prison populations.

DOTD is getting creative to raise funding

With Louisiana lawmakers using every trick in the book to cut down our 1.6 billion dollar deficit every extra dollar helps.

LSU defeats Grambling, 7-1

 Second-ranked LSU (12-1) extended its winning streak to nine games by defeating Grambling, 7-1, Wednesday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Gun rights for home owners

 It is important to know all of your rights when buying a firearm. Aside from hunting and job requirements, most people own guns for peace of mind and self-defense.

Parents, school board concerned with health clinic's treatment of students

In the east bank of Iberville Parish parents are up in arms over the way the nonprofit health clinic, St. Gabriel, is operating in two schools.

BRPD investigate car chase, one man in critical condition

Baton Rouge Police are investigating a car chase, leaving one man in critical condition.

BRPD looking for suspect in morning homicide

Baton Rouge Police need your help finding the person who shot and killed a man Wednesday morning. It happened in the 12,000 block of Lorna Avenue around 7:00 A.M. Police found a 46-year-old man who died from a gunshot wound.

Thousands of people pledge to end the 'R' word

 "A lot of people don't realize that the 'R' word or the word retarded is offensive to some people," said Special Olympics Louisiana President Pat Carpenter-Bourgeois.

Alternatives Opening up as Baton Rouge General Emergency Closes

The closing of the Baton Rouge General Emergency room wasn't what anybody wanted.