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New Orleans man claims $1 million Powerball prize

Roddy Palazzo, Jr. claimed the $1 million Powerball prize from the July 10 drawing.

Two homes, one business catch fire in Baton Rouge overnight; one suspected to be arson

Two homes and an office building were damages by fires during the early morning hours of July 15.

Man dies after being ejected from car during crash

A St. James man was killed after his vehicle overturned, throwing him from his car. The incident happened shortly after 9:00 p.m. on July 13 on LA 3219 in St. James Parish.

Pain at the pump: Gas prices rise nearly 11 cents in the last week

Baton Rouge drivers have seen a sizeable price hike on gasoline within the last week. The average price per gallon in the Capital City went up 10.7 cents last week to $3.37 a gallon.

Art at risk on the bayou

One woman in Bayou Corne is fighting to keep her community's culture alive. She is doing it by using material from the bayou to make pieces of artwork, but a massive sinkhole might mean she could have to change her entire business.

New debris found in sinkhole

Assumption Parish emergency officials say more debris and gas appeared in the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. The debris comes after a period of increased tremors and a burp inside the sinkhole were reported last Saturday.

Pedestrian killed off LA Hwy 67

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on LA Hwy 67 north of Port Hudson-Pride Road in East Baton Rouge Parish.

BRPD K-9 handler surprised by officer of the year award

Most dog owners come home from work and play with their pets. But Cpl. Jesse Barcelona and his dog, Geno, work together. Their unique bond led to Barcelona's being named Local Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.