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Local officer turns passion for training police dogs into charity

Sometimes the most valuable officer on the scene is the one with four legs; but specially trained police dogs don't come for free, that's why one Baton Rouge police officer is working to make sure every department is able to have a crim

Penn State paying $59.7 million to settle Sandusky cases

Penn State University reached settlements over the past few months with what it calls 26 victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky -- settlements that will cost the university a total of $59.7 million, the school announced Monda

Toll road debate along Amite River

People living and working along the Ascension Parish Livingston Parish line are buzzing about a proposed toll road that could connect the two parishes. Some residents say it will help ease traffic troubles along La. 16 and La.

Central school board voting on tougher proof-of-residency requirements

Central's school board will vote Monday night whether or not to put more restrictions on who can attend class there.

Greenwell Springs Road to experience intermittent lane closures tonight

The intersection of LA. 37 (Greenwell Springs Rd.) in East Baton Rouge Parish at LA. 3034 (Magnolia Bridge Rd.), expect intermittent lane closures tonight.

LSU students get a lesson in free speech

LSU students got a lesson in first amendment rights Monday. Mary Beth Tinker knows how to practice her first amendment rights, and she knows how to fight for them, too.

Driver dies after crashing into dump truck; speed, lack of seat belt considered to be factors

Both a lack of seat belt and speed were factors in a fatal early morning crash in St. John Parish on October 27.

Man dies after car flips upside down into Bayou Lafourche

State Police investigated a fatal crash on LA 1 in Lafourche Parish where a driver later died at the hospital after submerging his vehicle in Bayou Lafourche Officials received the call on October 27 at around 3:00 p.m.

Pedestrian dies while crossing Airline Hwy, impairment suspected to be a factor

A woman was killed early this morning while crossing Airline Highway. Janelle Jones, 46, was hit and killed around 2:59 a.m. this morning in the 6200 block of Airline Hwy.

Gas prices continue to drop in the Capital City

Gas prices in Baton Rouge continue to fall, with the average gallon costing residents just a little over $3.