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Deputies in Plaquemines Parish help id bodies lost in Hurricane Isaac, family remains reunited

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Deputies identified 134 bodies washed from their graves after Hurricane Isaac, but they still have 60 bodies left to id.

Visitation begins today for Federal Judge Frank Polozola

Frank Polozola, the judge who oversaw former Governor Edwin Edwards' corruption trial, has passed away. Polozola died late Sunday night after a battle with cancer. He was 71 years old.

BRPD has a new chief for the next 90 days

Baton Rouge's provisional Chief of Police will be sworn in today and remain in the position for the next 90 days. Tomorrow, the Baton Rouge Metro Council will discuss the possibility of changing the position to elected public vote.

Baton Rouge General earns national recognition for excellence in senior care

Baton Rouge General has earned designation as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) hospital from The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing.

Unrestrained driver killed in three-vehicle crash near Basile

An unrestrained driver died in a three-vehicle crash that happened over the weekend.

SU to hold ‘Stop the Violence’ march, vigil on anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

Students from Southern University will host a “Stop the Violence March” tomorrow afternoon to commemorate the one year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin as well as issues of violence in the Baton Rouge area.

Burbank to experience lane closures

Westbound LA 42 (Burbank Drive) will have an intermittent outside lane closure in the area between the intersection with Staring Lane Extension and the intersection with Lee Drive, weekdays from 9:00 a.m.

Glasgow Middle School students ‘recycled’ animal sculptures on display at Audubon Zoo

The Talented Visual Arts students in Geeta Dave’s class got some good news from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans recently – an invitation to exhibit the students’ life-sized animal sculpture made completely from recycled materia

BRPD: Total 'major crimes' decreased again in 2012

Crime numbers in Baton Rouge have either gotten better, worse, or stayed the same, because there are several ways to look at the final 2012 stats released by the Baton Rouge Police Department Monday.

North Oaks Medical Center Volunteer celebrates 95th birthday

Lawrence “Larry” Dominguez of Ponchatoula recently joined fellow volunteers at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond for a early celebration of his 95th birthday.