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Shrimp shortage leads to record high prices; Gulf Coast shrimpers set to benefit

You may have to skimp on the shrimp this summer.

State Bond Commission approves over $145M for local projects

The State Bond Commission approved over $145 million for projects statewide and approximately $898,000 in savings from refinancing existing public debt at its August 15 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

Local law enforcement, legal officials urge caution regarding Stand Your Ground laws

The George Zimmerman trial is over, but people still have a lot of questions about Stand Your Ground laws.

Crime prevention: Police offer tips to avoid 'crimes of opportunity'

A would be thief or burglar looks for “crimes of opportunity;” crimes with big reward and little risk.

German tourist loses her arm in Hawaii shark attack

A German tourist was in critical condition after a shark severed her right arm while she snorkeled in Hawaii on Wednesday, authorities said.

WWE star Darren Young: 'I'm gay'

WWE superstar wrestler Darren Young publicly came out as gay during an unplanned interview with the news entertainment website TMZ late Wednesday.

East Baton Rouge EMS opens new headquarters

The East Baton Rouge EMS headquarters has a new home, and its location was picked to be more convenient for you.

One year later: Community to hold ceremony to remember two fallen deputies

The community will gather tomorrow to remember two deputies killed one year ago during an ambush at a trailer park near Laplace. Deputy Brandon Nielsen, 34, and Deputy Jeremy Triche, 27, were shot and killed on August 16, 2012.

State's fusion center utilized during hostage situation

The Louisiana fusion center in Baton Rouge connects law enforcement from across the state, and played a major role in this week's deadly hostage situation.

RECALL: Dog, cat food could be contaminated with Salmonella

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.