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Starbucks pushing back smokers 25-feet from doorway

If you're a smoker and you like your Starbucks, you're going to have to find somewhere else to light up. The Seattle-based company will now require smokers to stand at least 25-feet away from the business while smoking.

Cold case detective links man, woman to 2009 murder of elderly couple; third suspect deceased

A man and woman who are both already locked up on unrelated charges and a man who died from a drug overdose have been identified as suspects in the 2009 murder of an elderly couple.

Juvenile discovered decomposed body in Acadia Parish

A juvenile made a horrifying discovery in Acadia Parish. The teen found a badly decomposed body on an oil well site.

Mother, daughter arrested for selling meth in Sulphur

A mother and daughter have been arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamine. If convicted, the two could face up to 30 years in prison.

Baton Rouge raid seizes $1 million in counterfeit shoes

Agents made one arrest and seized 3,082 pieces of fake designer shoes and purses with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1 million in a raid of a Baton Rouge store.

DNA evidence links BR man to murder of a woman on Iowa Street

DNA evidence has linked a Baton Rouge man to the murder of a woman. Officials say the victim had a restraining order placed against him.

Seat belt checkpoint highlights importance of buckling up

One in five people in Louisiana put their lives in unnecessary danger every time they get in a car. And for many, the threat of a ticket is not enough to convince them to buckle their seat belt.

Grease fire sparks blaze in home of elderly Lafayette man

A grease fire destroyed an elderly man’s home this afternoon. Fortunately, he was not injured.

Bill that would delay teacher evaluation system dies

A controversial bill that would delay the start of teacher evaluations died in the Senate Education Committee. The proposed law would use this first year of evaluations as data only.

Lafayette man arrested for rape of child family member that happened 40 years ago

A 66-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a female family member 40 years ago. If convicted, he could face a 99 year sentence.