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The Start of Jaguar Nation, Southern University History

It rests as a jewel on the bank of the Mississippi river in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Southern University is the largest historically black college university, when you take into account all of its campuses.

One Local Man Makes it on NBC's the Voice

It's easy to see why anyone wants a shot at the living the life of a rock star. For one local, dreamer hailing from Donaldsonville, Louisiana, that life is closer for him than for others.

St. Martin Parish woman wanted after skipping court date

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for Joy Ester Dore, 44. She's wanted for Failure to Appear for Second Degree Battery. 

Livonia High student arrested for battery after bullying 12 y/o girl

A thirteen year old Livonia High School student was arrested last night for battery after she bullied and beat up a twelve year old girl on school campus.

No murders in February for EBR

Despite all the crime, February was a historic month for East Baton Rouge Parish.

St. Vincent de Paul gets donation of 400 Easter baskets

With Easter just around the corner, the staff at St. Vincent de Paul are starting preparations early and they are getting some help from their friends.

Video Surveillance surfaces of carjacker in Plaquemine

 It happened just after 7am on Monday morning in the parking lot of St. John the Evangelist Church. The victim, who's name hasn't been released, was on her way into church when she was attacked from

Authorities investigating three separate shootings, one involving two BRPD officers

Baton Rouge Police Department and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are investigating three shootings in the parish. They all happened Monday night. One of them involved two officers.

Louisiana ranks 14th in the nation for pedestrian fatalities

Vehicle accidents leading to pedestrian fatalities has decreased in Louisiana, but according to a new report we have one of the highest numbers of pedestrian deaths in the nation.

12 y/o girl bullied and beaten 3 days a week, parents demanding action

Over the past several months, Markisha Martin has watched as her daughter, Ty'Laycia transformed from a bright, happy child into an introverted and depressed pre-teen.

BR Therapist Charged with Child Molestation

A Baton Rouge therapist is facing a molestation charge after, authorities say he touched an eleven year old boy inappropriately. William Nicholas Abraham was arrested after the grandmother of the child filed a complaint with East Baton Rou

One person dead in Tuesday morning shooting

East Baton Rouge Sheriff deputies are on the scene of a shooting on Summer Breeze Drive. We're told the homeowner allgedly shot an intruder. The suspect died at the scene.

5 things you need to know about driving in fog

All of South Louisiana is under a Dense Fog Advisory until 9:00 AM Tuesday. We will see visibility down to a quarter mile in some places. 

Commissioner talks higher education cuts at Press Club

Colleges all over Louisiana learned on Friday that they would lose over 141 million dollars in state funding.

Can proposed ozone requirements affect our economy?

A proposal from the United States Environmental Protection Agency could affect industrial growth in Baton Rouge. The plan calls for a stronger standard for air quality, or ozone.