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Driver dies after tree limb falls on car during severe weather

 Today’s storm indirectly claimed the life of a Baton Rouge man. The victim was driving his vehicle on College Drive when a massive tree limb fell on the roof of his car.

EBR school board rolls millage, generating millions

With property reassessments coming in about three-percent higher in East Baton Rouge, the school board was faced with a decision; keep the millage rate the same -- which would bring millions of dollars more to the system -- or roll the millage

Texas Brine makes progress on relief well plans, State and local agencies step up service near sinkhole

According to the Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, state agencies will begin 24 hour a day services for the area surrounding a huge sinkhole in the Bayou Corne area.

Area homeless shelters to receive FEMA grant

Homeless shelters across the state are getting a financial boost from the FEMA, including shelters in EBR Parish. The money comes with the goal to help deal with homelessness in Louisiana and the entire country.

LaPlace community comes together for blood drive to help deputies

They stood in long lines in the rain outside of the Saint John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office to show their appreciation and support for deputies Jason Triche and Michael Scott Boyington.

Court documents: Mickey didn't go down without a fight

Brandon Lavergne, the man responsible for taking both the lives of Lisa Pate and Mickey Shunick, is now facing a life in jail. But for those left behind, it may not be enough.

Assistance for Bayou Corne area residents to be available on Friday

Residents affected by the August 4 evacuation order resulting from the discovery of a sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish will begin receiving financial assistance beginning Friday, August 17.

Capital City residents discuss concerns over recent shootings cases

Four deputies shot in St. John Parish Thursday is the latest in a string of mass shootings that have happened across the country in just the past month.

North American Salt’s Cote Blanche Mine in Louisiana receives over 400 safety violations in 3.5 year period

In recent weeks, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspectors have issued at least 21 citations to North American Salt for its health and safety conditions at its Cote Blanche, La., mine.

Governor Jindal issues statement on shooting of St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Deputies

Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement on the shooting of St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s deputies this morning: