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New head coach for Lady Jags softball team expected to be announced

Southern University hopes they've found the right man to lead their softball team to better days. Athletic Director Dr. William Broussard has announced Lee Dobbins as the Lady Jags next head coach.

BRBVA/Team Automotive Group Sportsplex announces Hometown Heroes clinic

BRBVA/Team Automotive Group Sportsplex will host a unique one day hoops experience called Hometown Heroes in Baton Rouge this summer for youth grades 5th and up on Saturday, July 20th..

Crews work to create permanent seal on leaking well in Gulf off Louisiana’s coast

Crews are working at a platform in the Gulf of Mexico today to create a temporary plug for a well that began leaking yesterday.

Two Louisiana men to receive 2012 National Medal of Arts

Two men from Louisiana will meet President Obama today to receive a National Medal of Arts at the White House today. The First Lady will also attend the ceremony, which is held in the East Room.

Officer with U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, wife charged with domestic abuse battery

A 13-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Task Force and his wife are both charged with Domestic Abuse Battery last night for an incident that happened during the 4th of July holiday.

Arson suspected in Baton Rouge house fire

An overnight blaze that heavily damaged a Baton Rouge home is believed to be arson.

Nine still at large in Acadia Parish narcotics roundup

Armed with 17 warrants on 13 defendants, agents with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office began arresting defendants wanted on drug charges from the Crowley & Rayne area. The roundup began at around 3:30 a.m. on July 10.

SEC football Media Days student-athlete roster announced

Three student-athletes and the head coach of each of the 14 Southeastern Conference football programs will participate in SEC Football Media Days, July 16-18, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.

Residents push for clean-up of abandoned properties

Abandoned houses dot the Capital City, but it could soon be easier to clean those properties up.

Albany man claims $1 million powerball prize

Eric Bankston had the wind in his sails after he visited Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge to claim the $1 million Powerball prize from the June 28 drawing.