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Mother questions police action in death of her son

Tryis Wilkerson's family and friends are devastated. Sharon Wilkerson Thompson is Wilkerson's mom. She doesn't understand why her son was killed. Now she's demanding answers from Baton Rouge police.

Hundreds of relatives learn about themselves, each other, at family reunion

Saint James High School was a busy place this weekend. People learned a lot, but there were no students, no teachers, and no classes.

LSU faculty pleased but not satisfied with rare pay raise

For the first time since 2008, LSU is giving its faculty members raises. LSU president F. King Alexander announced the raises during Friday's Board of Supervisors meeting.

Domestic dispute results in couple’s arrest for drug charges

A domestic disturbance call resulted in the arrest of two people for various narcotics charges, according to police.

Man arrested for shooting 14-year-old boy who was standing in his yard

A 14-year-old boy is in the hospital in critical condition after he was shot in the head, according to officials. The New Orleans Police Department reports that the incident happened just after 2:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26.

WANTED: Police searching for accused heroin dealer from Donaldsonville

On Thursday morning, July 25, Louisiana State Police Narcotics agents and SWAT team members along with officers from the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a hom

Five guards at Madison Parish Detention Center arrested for alleged abuse of prisoners

On Thursday, July 25, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested 5 guards from the Madison Parish Detention Center in Tallulah.

POW’s remains returned to Louisiana 63 years after death in Korea

Sgt. Clement Thibodeaux, Jr., went missing 63 years ago in Korea. Today, his remains were brought home to the Rabenhorst Funeral Home in Baton Rouge.

It's all in the family for the Kleinpeter family

Taylor Kleinpeter is the fifth generation in a long line of Kleinpeters to join the family business. She said growing up on the family farm there was no doubt in her mind that this is the job for her.

WANTED: Hit-and-run driver responsible for death of 40-year-old pedestrian

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who is responsible for killing a pedestrian on Old Hammond Highway.