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I-12 West open between Satsuma and Walker

UPDATE (2:47 PM): All lanes are open I-12 West at LA 63 (Livingston Parish). The queue from this incident has reached LA 441 (Mile Post 29). The Traffic Management Center will advise of any changes.

Man steals $1,200 left on counter at Gonzales gas station

Police are looking for a man who stole over $1,000 from Popingo’s gas station in Gonzales. It happened around 10:46 a.m. on December 2, 2014.

Filming to close section of Government Street, Monday

An independent film being shot in the Capitol City will close down a section of Government Street, Monday. The closure is scheduled between Park Blvd and South 13th Street starting at 8:00 a.m. and will last until 4:00 p.m.

BRPD to told first concealed handgun class of 2015

Baton Rouge will hold its first concealed handgun permit class of the year.

One dead in late night crash in Broussard

On Friday, January 9, 2015 at approximately 2100 hours the Broussard Police Department responded to a major crash at the intersection of E. Main St (LA 182) and S. Girouard Road involving two motorcycles and a vehicle.

BRFD is looking for new firefighters

The Baton Rouge Fire Department is looking for some new firefighters to join its team.

New fitness trend hits Baton Rouge

Some local ladies got a chance to try a new fitness trend that's sweeping the nation.

Free college tuition plan could benefit Louisiana, if logistics, politics line up

President Barack Obama wants to make it easier for students to gain a college education. His plan would seem to have tremendous potential for Louisiana, should Congress and state politicians agree to finance it.

Catch and cook program put on hold, for now

A proposed Louisiana catch and cook program was put on hold yesterday.

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.