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Long road to recovery: bicyclists raise money for Joplin, New Orleans, and New York disaster relief

A group of bicyclists came to town as part of a unique, 830-mile ride. They will have a finish line with a big banner, but it will say "welcome home," and it won't be for them.

Woman concocts elaborate case about fake stalker because she was having ‘personal issues’

A woman is accused of going to extreme lengths to concoct an elaborate criminal case in which she was the victim. However, detectives soon discovered the whole thing was a ruse.

Beards: Fashion statement or healthier living?

Some call it a fashion statement. Others will tell you it’s a healthier way of living.

Bathroom bandit strikes again; charged with obscenity at public restroom

A man with a history of bad behavior in a public restroom was busted again. This time he’s accused of exposing himself to people near the kids’ water fountain.

Attempted murder suspect arrested after evading deputies for two weeks

The victim of an attempted murder is continuing to recover and deputies arrested at least one man who is said to be responsible.

People trying to stay cool; One of the hottest days in Baton Rouge so far

It's one of the hottest days in Baton Rouge so far, and some people have to work out in this heat. They said the higher the temperature goes, the harder it is to stay cool.

WANTED: Man possibly connected to appliance burglary of vacant apartments

Baton Rouge Police Detectives are attempting to identify the individual in the photo attached to this story. He was seen loading appliances on the bed of a truck at 6577 Van Gogh Ave on May 6, 2013.

COLD CASE SOLVED: BR woman accused of stabbing another woman to death in 2000

A Baton Rouge woman was arrested today for allegedly murdering a woman 13 years ago. Sonya Walls Kimber, 48, was taken into custody on Friday, June 28 for the murder that happened back on November 14, 2000.

Baton Rouge woman arrested for attempted murder after dispute with ex over missing TV

A Baton Rouge woman was arrested this morning for allegedly stabbing her ex-boyfriend multiple times back in April during two separate incidents. According to reports, the fight stemmed from an argument involving a missing television.

Baton Rouge college student says it's unfair he can't give blood

A Baton Rouge college student is upset he cannot donate blood. Blood banks will not take his blood because he's gay. When Jesse Tate decided to to give blood, he had no idea his blood was not accepted.