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Ed Orgeron joins LSU staff as defensive line coach

Ed Orgeron, one of the premier defensive line coaches and recruiters in college football, has been named LSU’s defensive line coach, head coach Les Miles announced on Wednesday morning.

Cat dies as fire destroys house on Sharp Road

A cat is now dead after an overnight fire destroyed a house in the 1400 block of Sharp Road. It happened around 10:30 p.m. on January 13, 2015.

Baker council rejects utility price increases, fire rating decline likely

Baker residents will not have to pay now, but they might have to pay a lot more later.

Students worry more about textbook prices than tuition

Starting a new semester at college can be stressful. Just the cost of a college education is enough to stress anyone out.

Kevin Steele named LSU's defensive coordinator

 Kevin Steele, a veteran coach with tremendous success at both the college and NFL level, has been named LSU’s defensive coordinator, head coach Les Miles announced on Tuesday.

Louisiana State Police seek 30% raise, meet with committee Friday

Right now, Louisiana State Police make significantly less than their counterparts in other areas and they haven’t gotten a pay raise in over a decade!

Selfie leads to arrest in Gonzales gas station theft

Gonzales Police say a selfie led them to arrest the man who stole $1,200 from Popingo's on South Burnside Avenue.

Man wanted for 3 burglaries in Gator Plaza

Detectives are looking for Eric Glascock who, they say, burglarized three businesses in Ascension Parish. The break-ins happened on January 10, 2015, in Gator Plaza near the corner of LA 431 and LA 935.

15-year-old harpist gets a chance of a lifetime

 It takes passion, dedication and determination. Those are all things Rachel Yura has.

Arson fire destroys vacant house on Convention Street

The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating an arson fire that destroyed a vacant house in the 2300 block of Convention Street.