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5 named in most recent round of Ascension Parish’s ‘Operation No Show’

UPDATE 7-16-14: Derek Adair turned himself in to deputies Wednesday evening.  Stacie Gauthier was arrested Tuesday night. Robert Bennet was also arrested. -----

Amtrak hits dump truck near Amite, LA

An Amtrak train hit a dump truck between Amite and Independence, LA, Monday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

BRPD looking for felon who allegedly shot man on Prescott Road

Baton Rouge police are looking for a convicted felon who allegedly shot a man during an argument, on July13.

BRPD say man found in arson fire was shot

UPDATE: Baton Rouge police have identified the body found inside the house as 35-year-old Laross Davis. Corporal Don Coppola Jr. said Davis suffered a single gunshot wound.

Tickets for LSU season-opener against Wisconsin available

Tickets for LSU’s season-opener against Wisconsin in the Advocare Texas Kickoff game in Houston on Aug. 30 are still available through the LSU athletic ticket office.

New program kicks off for BR students with considerable life challenges

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baton Rouge kicked off an innovative new program for students at Monday morning.

Homeless man shot to death in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting that happened on Florida Street shortly after midnight on Monday.

Woman steals wallet from medical office in Gonzales

Gonzales police are searching for a credit card theft suspect. The suspect reportedly took the victim’s wallet from her office at St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Medical Plaza on June 16, around 1:10 p.m.

Piccadilly brings back summer literacy program

Piccadilly Restaurants is once again encouraging children to read with the second year of their Back to Books summer reading program.

South LA company secures agreement to transport natural gas

South Louisiana Methanol (SLM) CEO Barry Williamson announced Monday that the company has entered into an agreement with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company to transport a significant amount of SLM’s natural gas requirements to the SLM

Locals reflect on the George Zimmerman case, one year later

When George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, people were up in arms around the nation over the justice that wasn't served. a year later, peoples opinions haven't changed

UPDATE: BRPD identifies victim in pedestrian death on E. Brookstown

UPDATE: The victim who was hit and killed by a car on E. Brookstown Friday night has been identified as Darius Markie Fisher, 23, of Rockwood Court. 

The Key to Succeed: Local businesses team up to bring more technology to the classroom

We live in a world filled with technology, and in this day and age, it is an essential tool for education. However, some schools just don't have enough money for it.

Baton Rouge participates in first National Gay Blood Drive

There's always a need for blood donors, but a large group of people is banned from ever rolling up their sleeves and donating. Now they say the time has come to change the law and save lives.

Man tries burning car to cover up traffic homicide in BR

Janneh L. Trench, 35, of Vacherie, LA, is wanted in connection with traffic death of Eric Fabre.