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April Recognized As Autism Awareness Month In Ascension

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez proclaimed April, 2013 as “Autism Awareness Month in Ascension Parish.”

Place your bids for a new bike from BRPD online auction

If you're looking for a new mode of transportation, today is the first day to place your bid for a new bike.

St. Jude Children's Hospital receives $31,000 donation from Wendy's

For the past year, Wendy's customers have been contributing to St. Jude's Hospital with every frosty they buy. Today, restaurant owners gave St. Jude's a check for over $31,000.

Body of missing Hammond man found

UPDATE: An autopsy performed on Monday, April 8 revealed that the cause of death was drowning. This has been ruled an accidental death.

Governor tables tax reform, still hopes to get rid of income tax

Fireworks over Governor Bobby Jindal’s proposed tax plan were expected this session, but Monday the governor surprised a lot of people when he announced he was going to ‘shelve’ his tax plan.

Reward upped to $19,600 for information about missing school teacher

The reward for information regarding the whereabouts of a missing school teacher has been increased to $19,600, according to Crime Stoppers.

BRPD hosts 'The Equalizer' self-defense class for women

The Baton Rouge Police Department will be hosting "The Equalizer," a free self-defense class for women. The sixteen-hour class will be offered in four parts on the following nights; April 23, 25, 30, and May 2.

Governor Jindal parks tax reform package, still pushes for phase out of income taxes

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal delivered his address to the opening of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session where he announced that he is parking his tax reform package and asking legislators to send him a bill to phase out income taxes.

Lafayette’s Most Wanted Fugitive releases YouTube video explaining his case

A fugitive with a lengthy criminal history released a video on YouTube explaining his reasoning for skipping out on a court date.

Lawmakers to spend the next 2 months at the Capital for legislative session

Starting today, lawmakers will spend the next two months working to enact new laws and find a balance among controversial topics.