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Mayor Holden declares June 27 Baton Rouge HIV Testing Day

Mayor Melvin L. “Kip” Holden has proclaimed Thursday, June 27 “Baton Rouge HIV Testing Day,” and is urging local residents to take advantage of the free testing that will be available at designated sites.

Gas prices drop as Fourth of July holiday nears

There’s some good news for those traveling this Fourth of July holiday - the pain at the pump is getting a little easier to bear.

CATS launches bus services to Woman's Hospital

A politician's persistence paid off for the women of Baton Rouge today. CATS announced Tuesday that it has launched three types of service to Woman's Hospital.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Robber attacks unarmed mom in her home

WARNING: The video attached to this story contains material that some viewers may find disturbing due the graphic nature.

Community meeting for Bayou Corne sinkhole victims to be held in July

Assumption Parish emergency officials are hosting a community meeting for people living in Bayou Corne next month.

CATS interim CEO: 'Perception is reality... I have to change that'

In his first public comments, the new leader of CATS said he wants to make people proud to ride the bus. And he knows he has a lot of work to do to achieve that goal.

Home prices jump 12%

The rise in home prices continued to accelerate in April, but a jump in mortgage rates could soon put the brakes on prices.

Supreme Court limits federal oversight of Voting Rights Act

A deeply divided Supreme Court has limited use of a key provision in the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, in effect invalidating the key enforcement provision that applies to all or parts of 15 states with past history of voter discriminatio

Texas town sues fertilizer supplier after blast

The Texas town devastated by an April fertilizer plant explosion is suing the company that supplied the plant with ammonium nitrate, arguing the supplier sold the volatile compound "blindly" to a firm that didn't handle it properl

As homicide inquiry continues, so does silence from Patriot's player, cops

On a day when investigators -- some wearing waders -- searched a wooded ravine as they continued their probe into the death of a man whose body was found less than a mile from the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, the man