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Lawyer: Soldier to plead guilty in killing of 16 Afghan villagers

In order to avoid the death penalty, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales intends to plead guilty in the killing of 16 Afghan villagers, his lawyer said Wednesday.

'Freedom Movement' founder believes community involvement can curb crime

Lots of people talk about Baton Rouge's problems, but only a few try to become the solution. Ron Hardy says he can reduce the city's crime rate if other people will follow his lead.

Paterno family and others to file lawsuit against NCAA

Joe Paterno led the Penn State Nittany Lions for 46 seasons and -- in the process -- became the winningest coach in college football history.

Representative Cassidy honors widow of one of the first African-American Marines

Representative Bill Cassidy gave a certificate to Audrey Nabors-Jackson this afternoon; her late husband, Freddie Jackson, was one of the first black men to serve in the Marines during World War II.

EBR coroner discusses origin of his position at Rotary Club

The Rotary Club got a bit of a history lesson today from the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner.

LSU area businesses wait for big baseball crowds

LSU area businesses are about to get bombarded by baseball fans, and managers say it's a good thing.

Port Allen Mayor wants lawsuit dropped, CFO wants mayor to back off

Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter wants a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against her. She's being sued by the city's Chief Financial Officer.

Magazine partners with church to help children in Moore

Dozens of you are helping some of the youngest victims in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

Magazine partners with church to help children in Moore

Dozens of you are helping some of the youngest victims in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

Veterans bills signed into law; focus on mental health, substance abuse help

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed a pair of bills that protects and preserves the dignity of military funerals (SB 72) and that helps identify existing mental health and substance abuse support services for veteran offenders who are in the le