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EBR students to receive free lunch this school year

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is proving that there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Byrd's the word at Saints camp Tuesday

Tuesday, Saints safety Jairus Byrd practiced with the team for the first time this offseason. The team’s biggest offseason free-agent acquisition took part in the walkthrough part of practice in West Virginia.

Witnesses say hit and run driver may have been speeding

Neighbors who saw the whole incident say - Scott was driving way too fast. This stretch of Washington Avenue is between Plank Road and North Acadian Thruway.

Businesses excited for Government street makeover

The mid-city section of Baton Rouge is home to some of the most unique stores in the city, but they easily go unnoticed because of the way Government street is currently set up.

2 arrested in Amite after stray bullets hit car occupied by father, toddler

Two men are now in jail after firing shots that endangered an adult and their small child.

Manager allegedly steals $41K from Catholic Diocese of BR

A Baton Rouge Diocese employee is now in jail after stealing over $41,000. BRPD spokesperson Cpl Don Coppola, says officers arrested Alice W. Faucheux, 57, around 9:00 a.m. on July 29.

LANE CLOSURE I-10 Mississippi River Bridge Aug 2-3

The westbound outside lane of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge will be closed Saturday, August 2, 2014 and Sunday, August 3, 2014 between the hours of 6:00AM to 1:00 PM due to routine bridge inspection.

Another veto possible after Gonzales council approves budget

Mayor Barney Arceneaux says he has a lot of thinking to do and several conversations to hold before he either accepts of vetoes the latest city budget proposal.

Woman arrested for hitting child, driving away

Baton Rouge police arrested a woman who is accused of hitting a child with her car and driving away.

Retired APSO deputy drowns while trying to save dog

A recently retired sheriff’s deputy drowned in the Spanish Oaks pond, while trying to save his dog.