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St. Landry Parish authorities train with new underwater sonar equipment

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Emergency Search and Rescue Dive Team responders were on the water recently to train with their newly acquired underwater sonar camera equipment.

Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio join 'X Factor'

Simon Cowell's "X Factor" is back at full capacity.

Foster parent explains rewards of sacrificing for child in need

It takes a special person to be a foster parent, to welcome a child into your home. But children in Baton Rouge and across the state need more of those special people.

Texas Brine to begin making settlement offers to residents near sinkhole

Bruce Martin, Vice President of Operations for Texas Brine Company, issued the following statement today regarding settlment offers to residents in Bayou Corne.

Sex assaults threaten military trust, Obama tells Naval graduates

A rash of sexual assaults in the armed forces undermines Americans' confidence in the military, President Barack Obama told newly commissioned officers at the U.S. Naval Academy Friday.

Senators left to find funding source for voucher program

Knowing the funding for the state's voucher program is on shaky ground brings mother Falesha Augustus to tears.

Mayor Holden: Washington bridge collapse should serve as wake up call for EBR

Mayor-President Kip Holden warned today that the bridge collapse in Washington should serve as a wake up call for East Baton Rouge Parish.

Bayou Country Superfest to make huge economic impact in Baton Rouge

Bayou country Superfest is this weekend and the fans are ready, and people living here are gearing up. But the fans aren't the only ones.

Suicidal driver arrested for causing crash that injured infant, adult

An infant and a 37-year-old man were sent to the hospital this morning after a car crash. The driver who caused it was allegedly attempting to commit suicide.

DOTD issues Memorial Day travel advisory

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Memorial Day holiday weekend (Saturday, May 25, through Mo