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NAACP officials say a prayer march is a need; Save Our Cities Now March

Officials from the Baton Rouge branch of the NAACP said they want the community to come together. So, they are hosting their Save Our Cities Now March.

Pelicans sign Anthony Morrow as a free agent

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that they have signed guard Anthony Morrow as a free agent. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released.

BRPD: 5 people robbed at gunpoint around the LSU area overnight

Police are searching for a group of armed robbers who are believed to be responsible for several incidents that happened during the early morning around the LSU area.

10th annual Art Melt kicks off with preview party; full event to take place Saturday

Forum 35’s tenth annual Art Melt—the largest multi-media, juried art exhibit in the state of Louisiana—opens at 5:00 p.m. on July 20, 2013 at Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge.

BREC to hold first 'Movie at the Lagoon' celebration night

BREC is hosting its first-ever "Movie at the Lagoon" to celebrate National Parks and Recreation month. It’s set to happen at a special after-hours event at Liberty Lagoon on Saturday, July 20 from 7– 10 p.m.

Traffic stop in Prairieville leads to the arrest of 7 people for drug charges

A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a woman and her passenger. Then, after a search of her home, five additional people were arrested. All face drug charges and were booked into the parish jail.

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.