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Second suspect arrested in connection to murder of Louisiana rapper Lil Snupe

A second suspect has been arrested in connection to the death of a Louisiana rapper, officials say.

No fatal crashes in EBR Parish over 4th of July weekend; 5 statewide

During the 2013 Fourth of July holiday weekend, Louisiana State Police investigated 5 fatal crashes resulting in 6 deaths. Three of the six people killed were not wearing seat belts and one of the crashes involved impairment.

LSU RB Jeremy Hill formally charged with simple battery, will be arraigned Friday

LSU football running back Jeremy Hill was formally charged with simple battery Monday. Hill was arrested on April 27, 2013 outside of Reggie’s Bar in Tigerland.

Louisiana State Penitentiary donates guard tower to new Smithsonian museum in D.C.

One historical piece of Louisiana will soon be represented in Washington D.C. The more than 100 year-old guard tower from Louisiana State Penitentiary's Camp H is being donating to a new Smithsonian Museum.

Tropical Storm Chantal propels toward Caribbean Sea

Tropical Storm Chantal continues its speedy journey west-northwest, toward the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, Monday afternoon.

Restaurant Week to provide discount to diners, donations to Foodbank

Over 40 restaurants will participate in the second Restaurant Week Baton Rouge, which is set to begin next week, and organizers encourage people to book reservations today.

Summer increases vehicle-related heat stroke risk for kids

With summer officially started and temperatures reaching the 90s on many days, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission warns motorists not to leave children alone in closed vehicles for even a few minutes.

Off-duty NOPD officer killed by hit-and-run driver; $5,000 reward for arrest

An off-duty police officer was killed over the weekend after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Officials say the officer got out of his car after he was involved in a separate crash.

LSU lakes go to the dogs and kayaks

Man's best friend and his masters found a new way to cool off near the LSU lakes Sunday. It's all part of BREC's pets an paddling event at Wampold Park.

Sinkhole burps again

New reports of increased seismic activity on the sinkhole in Bayou Corne;that's according to Assumption Parish emergency officials.