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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.

LSU grad student wants to use drones to combat mosquito population

For the past several years, Charles Malveaux has been working with drones. But it wasn't until his friend died from West Nile, that he realized how he wanted to use his drones to make our world safer.

Homeowner faces charges for shooting teen that broke in, held 3 at gunpoint

A young man is now in jail and another is faces charges after a home invasion and shooting in Walker, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Former EBRSO prison employee arrested for Solicitation of Prostitution

A former employee with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office was arrested today for Solicitation of Prostitution.

Thief steals landscaping lights worth $4,500 from Prairieville dermatology clinic

Deputies say they are looking for the person who stole landscaping lights worth almost $4,500 from a dermatology clinic in Prairieville.

LSU College of Business to offer new energy studies program

As soon as this upcoming fall semester, students at LSU will have the chance to register for classes towards a brand new minor and MBA specialization.