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NAACP concerned over allegations of racism at the BRPD

The fall out from the firing of former BRPD Chief Dewayne White continued Friday. At his hearing last month White made several claims of racism in the police department, allegations that had many leaders in the Black community concerned.

Community fundraiser to help cyclist injured in hit-and-run crash pay medical bills

Sarah Garza spent New Year’s Day in the hospital after she was knocked off her bike by a hit-and-run driver. Along with lingering pain from her injuries, she now has roughly $10,000 in medical bills.

Baton Rouge man wins $100,000 on Louisiana Lottery scratch-off

Larry Reeves said he chose to play the Louisiana Lottery’s MONOPOLY scratch-off after seeing a television commercial in which a bell rings in MR.

Unrestrained driver dies in head-on crash in St. James Parish

A Thibodaux man died in a head-on crash yesterday in St. James Parish. Officials say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

May 4 declared Lemonade Day in Baton Rouge

It won't be long until you see hundreds of lemonade stands setup all across the Capitol City.  

Demand for food assistance remains high at Louisiana’s food banks

According to the Louisiana Food Bank Association, demand for emergency food assistance statewide remains high while food and financial resources for the state’s five food banks are dwindling.

Local restaurant feeds after school program

Piccadilly fed hungry Baton Rouge boys and girls after school on March 19. The organization donated 200 meals for the children participating in the after school program at Greenbrier Elementary.

Ascension Parish officials to tour major drainage project sites

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Wednesday East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 board members will tour and get updates of two major drainage project sites on Friday, March 22.

Acadiana police cadets set to graduate

On Friday March 22,the 141st class of the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy will graduate after 11 weeks of intensive law enforcement and physical endurance training.