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2012 shows increase in crime on Baton Rouge college campuses

Crime at the state's flagship campus rose from 2011 to 2012 in the majority of crime areas.

Officials asking for public's help in identifying Ponchatoula armed robbers

Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish are asking for your assistance in gathering information about an armed robbery which occurred at approximately 8:45 p.m. on September 28 in Ponchatoula.

EBR among 12 finalists for national prize recognizing strategies to improve health

Largely because of Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden’s Healthy City Initiative, East Baton Rouge Parish is one of 12 communities that have been chosen as a finalist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s second annua

New look at domestic violence deaths in Louisiana

October is national domestic violence awareness month and here in Louisiana anti-Domestic violence adovcates are working to give the community a better picture domestic violence issues in Louisiana.

Hollywood Casino promotes 'Play for a Cause' and goes pink to benefit Woman’s Hospital Foundation

Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge has announced that they will hold the Play for a Cause promotion this October benefitting the Woman’s Hospital Foundation breast cancer outreach and education programs including the Mobile Mammography Coach.

Sulphur man arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old

A Calcasieu Parish resident has been arrested after on charges of forcible rape. On September 19, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.

New upgrade at grain facility brings news jobs to Port of Greater Baton Rouge

Governor Bobby Jindal, Louis Dreyfus Commodities Chairperson Margarita Louis-Dreyfus and Executive Director Jay Hardman of the Port of Greater Baton Rouge joined other leaders to dedicate the upgraded grain and oilseed export elevator at the po

Belle Chasse man arrested for secretly recording future step-daughter

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a 34-year-old Belle Chasse man on Video Voyeurism charges. The PPSO is withholding the suspect’s identity in order to protect the victim.

Missing and endangered Florida child recovered by Louisiana Troopers

Louisiana State Troopers located an endangered child during proactive patrols prompted by a multi-state "Be On The Lookout" issued from Florida for a missing 5-month-old child from Florida.

Practice officially begins for LSU Men's Basketball team

– Coach Johnny Jones and his LSU men’s basketball team went through a crisp two-hour practice Tuesday on the main floor of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center as the road to the 2013-14 basketball season officially started.