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Amazon Smile makes it effortless to donate to your favorite charity

It's Cyber Monday, and one online retailer is making it easy for you to give back while stocking up for the holidays!

Firefighters investigating cause of house fire on Lassen Drive

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a house fire that caused about $17,000 in damages. The fire started around 12:45 p.m. on December 1, 2014, in the 4200 block of Lassen Drive.

Coast Guard rescues 4 from vessel fire southwest of Grand Isle

The Coast Guard medevacked four people from a vessel fire 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle, Monday.

Unloaded gun found in 8th graders bookbag at Crestworth Middle School

The School Drug Task Force responded to a call today at approximately 12:30 p.m. to Crestworth Middle School, at 10650 Avenue F, in reference to an unloaded gun found in the bookbag of an 8th grade student.

Father and son thwart mom's kidnapping in Gonzales

A St. Amant man is now in jail after he tried to kidnap a woman and was stopped by her family. It all happened on November 30, 2014, in the 11100 block of Martin Road in Gonzales.

Man robs Comfort Inn at gunpoint

Detectives are looking for a white man who robbed a Baton Rouge hotel at gunpoint. It happened around 8:30 p.m. on November 30, 2014, at the Comfort Inn on Constitution Avenue.

Construction worker seriously injured in hit & run crash on LA 30

State Troopers say they are looking for a white man who hit a road construction worker and quickly drove off.

Southern University's former bandleader enjoys retirement

For the last eight years, one man has led Southern University’s powerful Human Jukebox band. But now he's enjoying retirement.

Fans and local businesses gearing up for the 41st annual Bayou Classic

 We've got the biggest Louisiana college football rivalry tomorrow afternoon. Our Southern University jaguars are facing off against the Grambling State tigers in the annual Bayou Classic!

Local shoppers take advantage of Black Friday deals

  Fifty-percent off, 60% off, all the way up to 80% off, Black Friday shoppers are loving these sales. "I got sweaters for like $16 each, and usually they're like $40," said Cherie Fillastre.