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Running updates from the Zimmerman trial

HLN, CNN's sister network, is covering the George Zimmerman trial, gavel to gavel. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. Here is testimony from Wednesday:

Accused Cleveland kidnapper ruled capable of standing trial

Ariel Castro, the Ohio man accused of holding three women captive for about a decade, is competent to stand trial, a judge said Wednesday. Judge Michael Russo made the declaration in a hearing to decide competency.

New York police make arrest in Brooklyn shooting

Police in New York have arrested a man in connection with a weekend shooting at a Brooklyn house party that left nine people hospitalized.

Local firefighters honor service of 19 colleagues who died in Arizona wildfire

State leaders and local firefighters paid tribute Tuesday to the 19 men who lost their lives fighting a wildfire in Arizona.

Port Allen city officials get some clarification on controversy in city hall

The long dragged out fight between the Mayor of Port Allen and three city council members somewhat ended in a West Baton Rouge court room Tuesday.

Unclaimed Powerball prize set to expire July 4; ticket bought in Morgan City

As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $10,000 Louisiana Lottery Powerball prize won on January 5, 2013.

'Star Spangled 4th of July Celebration' to be held in downtown BR

Journey downtown to the Baton Rouge Riverfront and celebrate our day of freedom.

Fourth of July holiday operating hours for BREC locations

The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will close the administrative offices, 6201 Florida Blvd., on Thursday, July 4. Normal operating hours will resume at all BREC facilities on Friday, July 5.

Mother of victim from drunk driver glad to see increase in checkpoints this week

All summer, Baton Rouge Police said they'll be out making sure anyone drinking and driving gets taken off the road. It's all to prevent stories like Rhonda Wilson’s.

Drivers reminded to be more cautious following fourth recent motorcycle fatality in the state

Following the fourth motorcycle fatal crash in less than a week across south Louisiana, Troopers urge driver safety and safe riding practices to keep everyone safe on our roadways.