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Three men arrested at Baton Rouge Airport for attempting to smuggle 72 lbs of cocaine

Three men are being held on million dollar bonds after they were caught with 71.8 pounds of cocaine at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

One dies in helicopter crash near Venice; three rescued by Coast Guard

A helicopter pilot was killed in a crash that took place 30 miles off the northeastern coast of Venice on Wednesday morning. Coast Guard officials were notified of the crash around 7:24 a.m.

Employee killed during industrial accident at Baton Rouge facility

A 41-year-old man was killed during an industrial accident at a pipe facility located in Baton Rouge.

St. George incorporation effort reaching out to groups large and small

More than 3,000 people have already signed a petition that could create a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish. But the people behind the idea of St. George have a long way to go.

St. Martin authorities looking for burgalry suspects

Three burglary suspects are wanted after stealing items from a home.

Ruffino's Restaurant hosts "Sclafani Smackdown" cook-off and class

"I don't have to think about who the best chef is, I know i'm going to win," said Ruffino's Restaurant owner, Peter Sclafani III.

Man arrested for raping neighbor in 2012 at her home

Nearly a year after the original incident occurred, a Baton Rouge man was arrested for the alleged rape of his neighbor.

Texas Brine has outstanding balance with Assumption Parish Police Jury

A spokesman for the Assumption Parish Police Jury said Texas Brine owes the police jury big bucks for expenses the police jury has incurred this year related to sinkhole situation in Bayou Corne.

Police: Man injects heroin while driving, crashes into police vehicle

A man injured a police officer after he crashed his vehicle into the back of his parked police unit. He was arrested after they found evidence to suggest he injected heroin prior to the crash.

Lafayette burglar crashes vehicle in Baton Rouge after high speed chase

A man wanted for burglarizing a home in Lafayette was captured after he crashed his vehicle in Baton Rouge while attempting to flee from authorities.