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BRPD: Violent crime dropped 15 percent in 2013

The crime rate has been a highly discussed topic in Baton Rouge the last few years. Perhaps the intense interest in improving public safety is paying off.

Powdered alcohol sparks conversations across country: locals say it's a good idea

You've heard of powdered drinks before like juice or even milk but what about alcohol?

Local runners describe emotion of 2014 Boston Marathon

Among the 31,805 runners who crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, about two dozen traveled from Baton Rouge.

'You do not deserve this': advocates say help is available for domestic violence victims

Anti domestic violence advocates are speaking out after three people died in two separate domestic violence cases in Ascension Parish this month.

Easter meals and gifts served at St. Vincent de Paul

Dozens of people packed St Vincent de Paul's dining room on Sunday for a little fellowship and a warm Easter meal.

'No progress': North BR resident fed up with blighted properties, plans a march

For most people, Easter weekend is a time to enjoy things like crawfish boils and easter egg hunts with family, but for some local residents, they won't get that luxury.

Tub Time With Tate: Local photographer makes an impact with his unique style

To be an artist, you need a vision. One local photographer's creativity is taking him to places he's never imagined. Photography, for Tate Tullier, it started off as just a hobby.

System, psychology combine to allow drivers to get repeated DWI charges

For the second time in a month, a local driver has been arrested with a significant number of DWI charges, prompting lots of people to ask how someone with several DWIs on their record can continue to drive.

Law enforcement officials join together with students to stop the violence

It seems every night, we're telling you about something violent that happened in our area, but there are some people who say there is something we can do about it. It starts in our schools.

Road to Carnegie Hall: Local teen prepares for the performance of a lifetime

A local teen is getting ready for the performance of a lifetime.

Setting up for success: Southern University hosts conference to help small business owners

Starting a small business can be tough and costs a lot of money. More than half of small businesses fail within the the first four years, but Southern University is trying to make that trend a thing of the past.

Port Allen celebrates inauguration of new mayor Richard Lee III

Port Allen believes the third time is the charm. Mayor Richard Lee III was sworn into office Tuesday  night. He is Port Allen's third mayor in the last six months.

Child advocates urge lawmakers to 'Geaux Blue for Kids'

43 pictures lined a table in the state capitol rotunda Tuesday. The ages and stories of the 43 kids who died last year in louisiana from child abuse and neglect were listed on the pictures.

Pulitzer Prize winner working on LSU book: 'Walking with Tigers'

New York native Jeffrey Marx is now working on his sixth book. The Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time New York Times best selling author is currently writing one LSU fans should love.

Honoring those who served in WWII

People across the area gathered in Walker to pay tribute to those who served in World War II. It was all part of the William W. Perkins World War II Memorial weekend event.