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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.

Too many boards? Law cuts 15 state advisory committees

An Ascension Parish lawmaker believes getting rid of some state-level advisory committees will save taxpayers money while making government operate more efficiently.

BR doctor accused of sexual battery of female patient; other victims possible

A Baton Rouge physician was arrested for allegedly behaving inappropriately with a patient during four recent visits to his office located on Sherwood Forest in Baton Rouge.

Southern receives $65,000 donation from ExxonMobil

Southern University Chancellor Dr. James Llorens today accepted a $65,000 donation from ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge. The funds are a combination of donations from ExxonMobil employees and matching funds from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

LSU running back, Jeremy Hill, pleads guilty to simple battery

Friday morning in court, LSU running back, Jeremy Hill, plead guilty for getting into a fight back in April. Here is a list of some of the sentence handed down by the judge. Hill is on probation for the next two years.