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Man wanted for 3 burglaries in Gator Plaza

Detectives are looking for Eric Glascock who, they say, burglarized three businesses in Ascension Parish. The break-ins happened on January 10, 2015, in Gator Plaza near the corner of LA 431 and LA 935.

Runnels student to play harp at Carnegie Hall

It takes passion, dedication and determination. Those are all things Rachel Yura has.

Arson fire destroys vacant house on Convention Street

The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating an arson fire that destroyed a vacant house in the 2300 block of Convention Street.

How declining oil prices could affect the BR economy

The price of oil has plummeted in the past six months. In July, a barrel cost $100. Now, they're half that price! This decline has some analysts worried.

Honeywell BR expansion producing new products

The Honeywell plant in Baton Rouge is expanding.

Public Chooses Names for BR Zoo’s Tiger Cubs

After weeks of voting, the public has chosen the final names for BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo’s two female Malayan tiger cubs.

Police looking to crack down on illegal gun possession

 Gun safety will always be an important topic in America, especially in Louisiana, a right to carry state.

Pelicans acquire Quincy Pondexter, draft pick

 The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has acquired forward Quincy Pondexter and a future second round draft pick from the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a three-team deal including the Boston Celtics.

Officials investigating cause of house fire on Linwood Avenue

The Baton Rouge Fire Department is currently investigating a fire that caused about $16,000 in damage to a house in the 2700 block of Linwood Avenue.

Denham Springs couple arrested for robbing Watson pharmacy

The man who robbed a Watson pharmacy and his getaway driver are now in jail, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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.