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New chief architect has been named at the office of State Fire Marshal

A new chief architect has been named at the office of State Fire Marshal. Lawrence "Joe" Delaune has been selected as the new Chief Architect for the office of Louisiana State Fire Marshal today.

Four men arrested for murder of Donaldsonville man, additional arrests possible

Four men have been arrested in connection to the shooting that killed a 19-year-old man in Donaldsonville.

Downed light poles on I-12 at Sherwood slows traffic to a crawl

All westbound lanes are now open on I-12, but traffic is moving at a crawl following a crash involving an 18-wheeler.

SBA Louisiana’s Veterans’ conference is coming to Baton Rouge

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WANTED: Police looking for robber who used sawed off shotgun at Family Dollar

Detectives are working to identify a man who is believed to have robbed a Family Dollar store with a sawed off shotgun.

LSU professor featured in volume on prison issues about criminal justice system

The United States incarcerates a higher percentage of its adult population than any other nation. Presently, more than one in 100 Americans over the age of 18 are imprisoned. In Louisiana, the figure is one in 86.

11-year-old accused of taking already stolen AK-47, pistol during burglary; 2 adults also arrested

An 11-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man are accused of breaking into a home. Among the items stolen were a pistol and an AK-47 assault rifle with magazines and ammunition. Oddly, both firearms were already reported stolen.

July Creative Louisiana speaker announced: Alex V Cook

Creative Louisiana, a monthly morning meetup for creative types, will hold its July event on Friday, July 26, 2013, at Magpie Cafe, located at 3205 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. The featured guest speaker will be Alex V. Cook.

Neighbors near Comite River want riders kicked off river

Update: Bo Boehringer, spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries issued a clarification to their stance on ATV use in the Comite River.

CATS board starts again with bid for project manager

Tempers flared at Tuesday night's CATS board meeting, held just hours after Mayor Kip Holden urged council members to get rid of some of the members of the board.