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Donaldsonville drug dealer caught 'cooking' crack during bust

Two men are now in jail after they were caught making crack during a drug bust, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Traffic flow changes coming to Zachary intersection

Improvements are coming to a busy intersection in Zachary that will help make it safer.

RNC Chairman campaigns for Cassidy, says Bill's absence is right

The head of the national Republican Party came to Baton Rouge to campaign for Garret Graves and Rep. Bill Cassidy on Thursday.

Christmas tree prices up nationwide, but holding steady in BR

The cool weather may be missing, but the Christmas season has arrived at Louisiana Nursery.

Walker South Road now open in both directions

UPDATE (9:06 p.m.): LA-447 (Walker South Road) near Drakeford McMorris Road in now open in both directions. Congestion is approximately two miles long.

I-10 East closed on Basin Bridge

I-10 East is closed at Mile Marker 121 (Basin Bridge) due to an accident. Traffic is not passing at this time. Congestion is minimal. The Traffic Management Center will advise of any changes.

Local immigration attorney reacts to Obama's executive order

The executive order that President Obama recently passed was designed to save immigrants who have been working steadily and have children WITH green cards from deportation.

Historic Coke sign will be turned on for Festival of Lights

Those of you attending the Downtown Festival of Lights Friday night will get a chance to look back in time.

Louisiana receives grant to prevent child sex trafficking

Louisiana just got a big boost from the federal government this week to help prevent and investigate child trafficking.

Southern University legal scholar stumped by Eric Garner decision

"I can't breathe. I can't breathe." Those are the words that struck millions of Americans, and a viral video has a lot of them asking "why?"

‘Electrical malfunction’ starts house fire on Balis Drive

An electrical malfunction sparked a fire to a house in the 2400 block of Balis Drive, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

I-10 West now open near Grosse Tete

UPDATE (3:18 p.m.) All lanes are open I-10 West at LA-415, in West Baton Rouge Parish, following removal of an accident at Mile Marker 138 (past Grosse Tete).

First suspect arrested in Hammond shooting

One of the two men responsible for a shooting on Quick Boulevard is now in jail, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Mom, son, boyfriend busted for marijuana in Prairieville

Three Prairieville residents are now facing drug charges after marijuana was found in their home, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

LA joins 17 states suing Obama for immigration executive order

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joined a group of 17 states on December 3, 2014, in filing a suit challenging President Barack Obama’s recent executive orders aimed at immigration.