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Lafayette woman arrested for human trafficking of juvenile family members

A Lafayette woman is in jail facing aggravated rape charges as well as child sex trafficking charges following a two week long State Police Investigation.

Ten inmates graduate from sign language program

Ten inmates have taken their time behind bars and turned it into something positive. Today, they graduated from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Sign Language Interpreter Program.

Flow of natural gas caused by platform blow ‘bridged over’ with sediment

Natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that caught fire earlier this week in the Gulf of Mexico, officials confirmed.

Two cheetahs gain a new home at the Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has gained two cheetahs from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, the mother, 13-years-old, and daughter, 2-years-old, are now on exhibit.

18-year-old female killed in crash on US 190 in Livingston

On Thursday, July 25, shortly before 8:00 am, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on US Hwy 190 at S. Satsuma Rd. (east of LA Hwy 1024) in Livingston Parish.

Ascension Parish officials looking for criminals as part of 'Operation No show'

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is continuing its efforts in the parish to arrest individuals that are failing to appear in court after being arrested on felony and misdemeanor criminal charges.

More performers confirmed for 2013 Voodoo Fest lineup

More performers have been added to mark the 15th anniversary of Voodoo Fest. Formally known as the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, the festival will be held Nov. 1-3 in New Orleans' City Park.

Woman arrested for prostitution in downtown BR; 4th arrest within 60 days

A Baton Rouge woman was arrested for prostitution yesterday during an undercover sting in the downtown area. According to the arrest report, this is the fourth time this year she’s been arrested for the same crime.

Belle Chasse burglary solved with DNA evidence, cell phone records

Three Northshore residents have been arrested for a Belle Chasse residential burglary that occurred in February 2013. The trio is also believed to be responsible for an additional February Belle Chasse burglary.

Credit card theft victim: Changing behavior is difficult but important

Dozens of people in East Baton Rouge Parish are trying to get back money taken from them by credit card thieves. One victim is warning others to take precautions before it is too late.