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Burn ban issued for 31 parishes within Louisiana

Due to the extremely dry conditions in certain Parishes within the state, State Fire Marshal, H.

Twerking illegal in Louisiana? Nope, you’ve been fooled

A city in Louisiana is making twerking illegal? Nope. You’ve been fooled.

Baton Rouge man accused of attacking girlfriend, turning pit bull loose on victims

A Baton Rouge man is accused of attacking his girlfriend and two other individuals. After the attack, he allegedly turned his pit bull loose on the adults, as well as the woman’s 3-year-old child.

Plaquemine man pleads guilty to alligator violations; 1 year probation, community service, $5,000 fine

A Plaquemine man pleaded guilty to false swearing and theft of alligators in the 19th Judicial District Court in East Baton Rouge Parish on Sept. 12.

Sorrento man arrested after barricading himself inside home with gun during domestic dispute

On Sunday, September 15, deputies were dispatched to a home on Braud Street in Sorrento to assist police with a domestic disturbance, according to Chief Tony Bacala.

Local artists: Display your work at the 2013 Mid City art hop

Have you ever wished your art work could be seen by hundreds of people? Now’s your chance.

'Grotesque' misconduct gets Danziger Bridge case tossed

Blasting what he called "grotesque prosecutorial misconduct," a federal judge Tuesday ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of shooting unarmed civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The Southern Review’s Summer 2013 issue now available

Abstract paintings by artist Patricia Spergel adorn The Southern Review’s summer 2013 issue, now available for purchase online at http://thesouthernreview.org and in bookstores.

Redevelopment Authority reveals concept, but few details, for Smiley Heights project

The Smiley Heights development could transform the middle of Baton Rouge. But the designers say they need neighbors and potential stakeholders to help transform it.

Bond set at $150,000 for man who confessed to killing Baton Rouge teen

Bond was set at $150,000 for a man who confessed to killing an 18-year-old from Baton Rouge.