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Authorities searching for bank robbery suspect

Detectives with the Lake Charles Police Department have identified a local man as being responsible for the July 16 bank robbery at Jeff Davis Bank, located at 535 Kirby Lane.

Girl Scouts get ready to help dogs cool off

A group of girl scouts in Livingston Parish are doing their part to help protect dog's at the parish animal control shelter. They raised money to buy the shelter three shade covers for the play yard.

Five suspects arrested for stealing dozens of ipads from West Feliciana High School

Dozens of ipads and laptops stolen from West Feliciana High School back in June have been found. These tablets are given to students at the start of each year to take home and 80 of them were

WANTED: Deputies seek home invasion suspects

Iberia Parish authorities are lookig for two suspects wanted in conjunctions with a home invasion. On July 23, at around 5:14 a.m., deputies responded to the 6000 block of Hwy. 89, Iberia Parish in reference to a home invasion.

Mayor Holden to announce new BRPD chief by early next week

In just a few days Mayor Kip Holden has said he will be making a decision on who will lead the Baton Rouge Police Department as chief.

Bank robber, carjacker back in Lafayette to face charges

A Baton Rouge man that carjacked a Lafayette woman then robbed a Whitney Bank has been sent back to Lafayette to face charges. Justin Seawright, 32, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

50-year-old man charged with murder being held on $250,000 bond

A 50-year-old man was arrested last night for allegedly shooting and killing a man during an argument.

Coast Guard: Oil platform experiences blow out in Gulf southwest of Grand Isle

The Coast Guard said a Gulf of Mexico oil platform experienced a blow out Tuesday.

Zachary man arrested for attempting to blackmail teen into performing sexual acts

A Zachary man was arrested after he allegedly attempted to blackmail a teen boy into performing homosexual acts.

BRPD sees reduction in homicides for 2013; 12 cases remain open

Although violent headlines continue, officials say the number of homicides within Baton Rouge city limits is down from this time last year. However, there are 12 cases that are considered open with no motive or suspect at this time.