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West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Ascension Parish

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been found in Ascension Parish. A spokesperson for the parish president's office says mosquitoes have been trapped in several spots across the parish and tested.

Thousands of singers hit the Big Easy for FOX's American Idol auditions

FOX's American Idol season twelve auditions are in full swing. In New Orleans thousands of Idol hopefuls had to wait their turn to show off their voices for the shows first round judges.

Poor fire rating sends premiums soaring

Alsen is a small community in between Scotlandville and Baker.

Who's running Sorrento?

 "You just get disgusted by what they're doing, the immaturity that they're displaying," says Sorrento mayor Wilson Longanecker, Jr.  

HIV prevention pill will be pricey, but could cut high BR infection rates

In the Baton Rouge where the rate of AIDS infection is highest in the nation, news of a newly approved pill to help stave off the infection is welcome.

Twelve-year-old girl hit and killed while crossing Florida Boulevard

Teeya Wilson, 12, was struck by a vehicle while crossing the Florida Boulevard on July 16. The incident happened at around 9:40 p.m.

White Castle ferry services changing to cut cost

In White Castle ferry service is on the chopping block. that's according to a statement from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Former NFL star hopes to help kids cope with loss

Former NFL star Warrick Dunn is no stranger to loss. At 18 he lost his own mother, a BRPD officer, when she was gunned down during an off duty assignment.

High school students learn leadership skills at Louisiana Youth Seminar

High school students from across the state came to Baton Rouge to find out how to become better leaders.

Dancers show off at Honeybees auditions

The New Orleans Hornets hosted an audition in Baton Rouge Sunday for the Honeybees dance team. 35 women showed up to tryout for the squad. The Honeybees dance at Hornets games and help pep up the crowd.