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Police find shipment of meth worth $5.1M hidden in candles

A Houston man is now in jail after Baton Rouge Police officers found a large shipment of methamphetamine in his luggage.

Donaldsonville man wanted for failing to register as a sex offender

Deputies are looking for a Donaldsonville man who has failed to register as a sex offender in Ascension Parish.

Blight Court successfully cleaning up East Baton Rouge property

East Baton Rouge Parish is getting tough with people who do not take care of their homes. There is once again a special court set up just for people with run-down property.

3 relatives of murder suspect arrested for threatening witness

Three people are now in jail for threatening a key witness to a murder on Madison Avenue. Natasha Tate, 40, Donte Tate, 20, and Danny Allen, 26, were arrested on October 16, 2014, for Obstruction of Justice.

Fundraiser to help man in need of kidney transplant

More than 100,000 people are waiting for organ transplants in our country. Joshua Plaisance is one of them. "You've got to take it day-by-day sometimes hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute," Plaisance said.

Local leaders discuss Louisiana's Ebola response plan

 Louisiana leaders discussed their statewide response plan today during a special meeting at the state capitol. State officials outlined the procedures set in place to protect residents if Louisiana has a case of Ebola.

Crowley Police arrest Denham Springs man arrested for making fake checks

A Denham Springs man is now in jail for making and using counterfeit checks in Acadia Parish. Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson says officers arrested Cory Hankins, 30, after using a fake check at a local bank.

UPDATE: Louisiana Avenue shooting suspect caught by U.S. Marshalls

UPDATE:  The suspect wanted for the October 13, 2014, fatal shooting on Louisiana Avenue is now in jail.

US 190 Mississippi bridge closed in the westbound lanes

The westbound lanes of US 190 are closed to traffic at the old Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge because of a car accident. There's quite a bit of congestion.

Detached retina not enough to cause St. Amant junior to lose sight of sports' appeal

 The St. Amant High School volleyball team has its sights set on playing for a state title. To get there, they will need a contribution from a junior who sat out last season because she could not see.