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EBR school board says lawsuit against state a last resort, but still possible

The East Baton Rouge School Board is playing down the idea of suing the state. But it did not completely dismiss that notion, either.

Bond set at $200,000 for 18-year-old armed robbery suspect

An 18-year-old was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly committing an armed robbery at a trailer park. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident happened on July 2 off Resweber Hwy near Parks, La.

WANTED: Man accused of masturbating inside Cracker Barrel during lunch hour

Police are currently looking for a man who was allegedly witnessed masturbating inside a local convenience store during the lunch hour rush.

Man arrested for attempted murder; victim survived multiple gunshot wounds

A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday for attempted murder after he allegedly shot up a vehicle over the weekend.

Extraordinary dog helps put child predators behind bars

One special dog is helping detectives in Tangipahoa Parish put child predators behind bars. Hayward the dog comes to work every day at the Child Advocacy Center in Hammond to do one important job.

18-year-old arrested for drive-by shooting that resulted in teen’s death

An 18-year-old was arrested last night for the murder of a 16-year-old.

Group turns funding loss into advocacy opportunity

Turning a loss into a victory; one grass roots group has decided to keep up the momentum of their advocacy group even though they lost their initial fight to override the governor's vetoes.

Home destroyed after fire caused by unattended cooking; $110,000 of damage

A Baton Rouge home was destroyed after a kitchen fire sparked a blaze that caused roughly $110,000 worth of damage.

People who ride LA Swift say they're relieved; Saving LA Swift

Advocates have been working to save LA Swift. It has been in operation since Hurricane Katrina.

Baker man arrested for rape of girlfriend’s teen daughter

A 46-year-old man was arrested for the rape of his girlfriend’s daughter. Officials say the man has been in a relationship with the woman for the past 13 years and the teen referees to him as “step daddy.”