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DHH: Louisiana child dies from rare brain-eating amoeba in water

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that a child who died from encephalitis, caused by the Naegleria fowleri amoeba, contracted the illness while visiting a home in St.

Central sees potential economic, cultural benefits from new city hall

Nearly a decade after Central became a city, it is finally ready to build a city hall.

Man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend, raping her

A Fluker man turned himself in after kidnapping and raping a former girlfriend of his.

Two suspects wanted in late August convenience store robbery

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for two black males seen committing a robbery at the Circle K located on Coursey Blvd. on August 28, 2013 at approximately 12:00 a.m.

3 suspects arrested for shooting, teen wanted by deputies

Three people have been arrested for a shooting that happened yesterday afternoon. Deputies are additionally searching for a 16-year-old boy for his involvement.

RECALL: Company recalls major Greek yogurt brand due to claims of illness

Chobani, Inc., of Twin Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling Greek Yogurt.

Bond set at $10,000 for woman accused of prostitution, teen also arrested

A 19-year-old woman and 16-year-old girl were arrested for prostitution during an undercover sting operation. Investigators contacted the women via an online ad they placed on Backpage.

Man believed to be major stolen property 'fencer' arrested, bond set at $2 million

Authorities believe that a major fencing operation has been shutdown after a recent theft related arrest. On August 22, Jack Leblanc of Scott was found to be in possession of the suspected stolen property which was recovered.

Youth golf instructor arrested for indecent behavior with juvenile; more victims possible

A 65-year-old man from Baton Rogue was arrested for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a teen boy.

27-year-old man dies after being ejected from motorcycle during crash

A 27-year-old man from Broussard was killed after he crashed his motorcycle into a tractor trailer that was turning into a private driveway.