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Ex-DPW employees arrested for stealing over $1K in limestone

Three former Department of Public Works employees were arrested this week. Police say they stole $1,200 of limestone from their department. 

Humane society speaks on former Sorrento mayor's animal cruelty charges

Lori D'Arensbourg helps hundreds of animals find a home every year. She is the president of Northside Humane Society. Back in 2012, she helped former Mayor of Sorrento Wilson Longanecker Jr. adopt two kittens.

14-year-old dies after crash on Evangeline Street

A 14-year-old boy is now dead after a car hit him in the 4700 block of Evangeline Street, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Body of missing Zachary man found near home

Detectives have found the body of a 54-year-old Zachary man who had been missing for five days, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

Police name suspect in Walnut Street shooting

Detectives have identified the man who, they say, shot a 19-year-old man in the 1900 block of Walnut Street. It happened around 2:58 p.m. on January 6, 2015.

Woman's Hospital receives $75,000, provide more breast cancer services

More local women will have access to breast cancer screenings, thanks to a generous donation from Walmart.

25-year-old BR man dies after head-on crash in Baker

Shortly before 4:30 pm on January 8, 2015, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 67 (Plank Rd.) north of Groom Rd. in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Redemptorist community excited about proposal to take control of school to stop closure

A group of Redemptorist High School alumni say they are willing to do what the Catholic Diocese will not: operate the school in 2014-15.

BREC now offers free Wi-Fi at parks

You can find a Wi-Fi connection just about everywhere. 

How does the BR Zoo get ready for freezing temperatures?

Walking into the Baton Rouge Zoo, I honestly didn't expect to see any animals. 

Man breaks into Sorrento Lumber Company, doesn’t steal anything

Detectives are looking for the man who broke into the Sorrento Lumber Company. Major Kevin Hanna, a sheriff’s spokesperson, says the suspect got in by breaking through the front door around 7 p.m. on January 2, 2015.

La. Tech, Georgia highlight Southern's 2015 football schedule

 The Southern Jaguar football team will take on a tough non-conference schedule in 2015. They’ll travel to Ruston to take on Louisiana Tech and Athens to play the University of Georgia.

Louisiana named the fifth most dangerous state

 "It's a lack of education, because some people get in trouble in high

Mayor Holden proposes increasing sales tax for public safety projects

According to the Tax Foundation, Louisiana has one of the highest state and local sales tax rates in the country! Now, Mayor Kip Holden wants to raise it even more to pay for much needed public safety projects.

SU students file lawsuit against apartment complex for alleged attack

It's an experience Jasmine Edwards and Demonya Williams will never forget.