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Victim’s cell phone is key evidence connecting 18-year-old to murder

An alleged confession and the cell phone from a murder victim are the key pieces of evidence that lead to the arrest of an 18-year-old, officials say.

Man crashes car, receives DWI; later arrested on drug charges after threatening deputy

A man was arrested during the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 2 after a public disturbance on Lisa Dr. in Hammond led to the discovery of a considerable amount of illegal narcotics.

BRPD: Victim of overnight shooting went unnoticed for several hours

The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently investigating a murder that happened over night. Officials say the victim was not located for several hours.

Firework related injuries increase during the Fourth of July holiday

The Fourth of July holiday accounts for 60 percent of annual firework injuries, according to a new study. At the end of June, the U.S.

Additional $1 million awarded to restoration of False River

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Couple arrested for stealing nearly 500 gallons of diesel in Gonzales

A Violet, Louisiana couple has been arrested for diesel theft charges for an incident that took place on May 29.

Bayou Corne community bank on Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel Honore

People living in Bayou Corne are standing strong to make their voices heard. Now they've enlist help of a Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore. They pray he can give them the direction they've been needing.

Three arrested for Boothville meth lab

Three men have been charged with operating a methamphetamine lab in Boothville on July 1.

City of Zachary installs utility payment kiosk

A new self-service kiosk, located in the front exterior wall of Zachary's City Hall Annex will soon be accessible to accept residents' utility payments. the service will begin on Monday, August 5.

Young child found alone, wandering in parking lot; guardian arrested

A Baton Rouge woman was arrested after the child she was babysitting was found wandering alone in a parking lot. She was already wanted by police for an outstanding warrant related to a DWI arrest.