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Lottery Drawing produce $26.4 million in winnings in May, scratch off winners claim $10.8 million

Coinciding with a sales boost from last month’s record Powerball jackpot as well as a Powerball jackpot win in Louisiana, the Lottery reported an increase in the total amount of draw-style winnings to more than $26.4 million in prizes won

Woman charged with murder after stabbing man to death during domestic dispute

A woman is charged with murder after she allegedly stabbed a man to death during a domestic dispute.

Audit of Port Allen Mayor reveals possible state law violations, wrongdoings

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor released a report this morning that shows some wrongdoing on the part of newly appointed Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter.

Autopsy reveals 11-month-old died from blunt force trauma; BRPD investigating as homicide

Autopsy results for the death of an 11-month-old have prompted a homicide investigation by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

LSU screenwriting professor to discuss writing for 'Treme' on June 25

The film industry obviously has had a huge impact on Louisiana, and specifically on Baton Rouge.

Bayou Corne residents struggle living life crammed in a trailer since sinkhole formed

Ronnie and Betty Thibodaux home in Bayou Corne filled with boxes of memories, and every day essentials packed waiting to be taken away with no place to go.

LSP: both drivers suspected of speeding and being impaired in fatal crash

An overnight Sunday fatal crash on U.S. 51, approximately half a mile south of the Kentwood city limits, has resulted in the death of Jeremy Owen, 26, of Meadville, MS and the arrest of Colby McNabb, 22, of Greensburg, LA.

Bayou Corne residents brace for buyout process change

People living in Bayou Corne only have a few hours left to decided what to do with buyout offers from Texas Brine Company. A federal court in New Orleans gave Texas Brine until June 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Fire fighters respond to fire in warehouse

Baton Rouge fire fighters are investigating what caused a commercial fire at Terminal Transfer Inc. They say it happened around 11:50 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of N. 3rd Street.

Lane closures to be held on Mississippi River Bridge

Eastbound and Westbound US 190 Mississippi River Bridge in East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, from the West abutment of the bridge to the East abutment of the bridge, may have one lane closed from Monday, June 24th through Saturday, June 29th.