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Bank robber claiming to have explosive device gets away with thousands

Deputies are searching for a man who allegedly walked into a bank on Saturday, claimed to have an explosive device, then took off with thousands in cash.

Police: Suspect in custody for fatal hit-and-run that killed off-duty officer

Officials say a suspect is in custody for causing a hit-and-run crash that killed an off-duty NOPD officer.

Deputies use taser to stop man from running after being handcuffed for attempted theft

A handcuffed suspect took off running in the parking lot of the Cortana Place Wal-Mart early this morning. Deputies had to use a taser to stop the man after he refused to stop running.

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger named to Maxwell Award watch list

LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger was named to the watch list for the 77th annual Maxwell Award, presented to college football’s player of the year, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday morning.

Three LSU Tigers earn recognition on watch list for Bednarik Award

Three LSU football players – defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, linebacker Lamin Barrow and safety Craig Loston – were recognized on the watch list for the Bednarik Award, which is presented annually to college football’s Natio

400 new jobs coming to Baton Rouge; average salaries begin at $68,000

Roughly 400 new jobs with salaries averaging $68,000 to $78,000 per year are headed to Baton Rouge, according to Governor Bobby Jindal.

Reward offered for arrest of person who shot, abandoned two pit bulls

A $750 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for shooting and abandoning two pit bulls in Washington Parish.

New police station coming to Brusly

The town of Brusly is about to get a new police station; that's according to the town's Mayor Joey Normand.

Kinchen's closing after 56 years of business

The Albany landmark 'Kinchen's Department Store' is about to shut down for good. The owners are high school sweethearts who say after more than 56 years in business, it's time to say goodbye to customers they love so much.

New officers ready to take on crime in Baton Rouge

27 new police officers will soon be hitting the streets of the Capitol City, after successfully graduating from the Baton Rouge Police Department’s training program.