Fire causes $40K in damage to B’Nai Israel Synagogue

An accidental fire caused $40,000 in damage to a synagogue early this afternoon, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

Food Bank worker arrested for stealing almost $4K in donations

A 10-year employee of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is now facing felony theft charges after police say he stole almost $4,000 in donated food.

Local chef reinvents herself as art teacher

Pam Westbrook was once a very different person. Only a few years ago she would've described herself as a married woman, making a wonderful living as a chef.

Kaplan man arrested for distributing child pornography

A Kaplan man has been arrested and charged with six counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Principal and wife arrested for bringing gun to Amite Christian Academy

The principal of Amite Christian Academy and his wife are now in jail for carrying a gun on school property, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Scotlandville High teacher fired after rape charges

A high school teacher who was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old female student has been fired, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

Gas Prices: how low will they go?

Gas prices are now averaging just over $2 a gallon, the cheapest since 2009. Will that change now that Saudi Arabia, the world's second largest producer of crude oil, has a new leader? Experts say it's unlikely.

CDC: Flu still above epidemic levels but seems to be slowing

The flu is still hitting the U.S. hard, but the number of new infections seems to be slowing down from week to week.

Wisconsin sheriff plucks emergency jurors off the street

Imagine going about your daily routine, when you're stopped by the county sheriff. He says he needs jurors and you have to go with him, right then, right now.

22-year-old Lake Charles man dies in crash on North Boulevard

Baton Rouge Police say a 22-year-old Lake Charles man is now dead after causing his girlfriend's car to crash on North Boulevard.