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Man arrested after receiving marijuana-filled USPS package

 A St. Amant man has been arrested after Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives and United States Postal Inspectors delivered a package to him containing marijuana.

Gov. Jindal: All workers at Geismar plant explosion accounted for; one fatality, 73 injured

All of the workers have been accounted for and the threat from the fire has been lifted, Governor Jindal said in a press conference shortly before 2:00 p.m.

Port Allen budget problems

People living in Port Allen are scared their city could be headed for a financial crisis if city leaders can't move forward with a new budget. Council members got their first look at the mayor's budget Wednesday night.

EBRSO looking for two men involved in robbery

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for two men seen a convienience store. They two men were seen robbing the Cracker Barrel located on Bluebonnet Blvd on June 11 at approximately 3:10 a.m.

First Lady Award given to local volunteer at OLOL

After spending hundreds of hours helping sick children, Ann Thomas is being recognized for her labors of love.

People near Woodlake Drive Bridge have concerns

People who live in the White Oak landing neighborhood near O'neal Lane in Baton Rouge are mad. They are going miles out of their way to get around a bridge that's been under construction for more than a year.

Report: Most local college athletes pass academic rate

The report cards are out for college athletics and for the most part our local universities passed with flying colors.

Couple accused of selling heroin to college students; children present during deal

A Baton Rouge couple was arrested for allegedly selling drugs to college students. The officer who made the arrest noted that the woman’s three children were present during at least one of the drug transactions.

U.S. Attorney Cazayoux announces resignation to return to private law practice

United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced today that he will be relinquishing his post as United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana effective July 1, 2013.

Fewer BREC pools for people looking to stay cool

The recent high temperatures are great news for BREC, which has seen large numbers of people at its pools.