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Local law enforcement, legal officials urge caution regarding Stand Your Ground laws

The George Zimmerman trial is over, but people still have a lot of questions about Stand Your Ground laws.

Crime prevention: Police offer tips to avoid 'crimes of opportunity'

A would be thief or burglar looks for “crimes of opportunity;” crimes with big reward and little risk.

Crawfish tail bandit huffs and puffs, but couldn’t make his car go

A 48-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly stole crawfish tails from a grocery store. Police were able to identify him because witnesses managed to snap some pictures during his attempt to escape.

Fifth man jailed in connection with allegations of cruelty to the infirm

Police detectives have arrested a fifth Bossier Parish man as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged criminal activity at a local fire station.

Tickets released for upcoming Jaguar football games

Jaguar fans, you can now get your hands on tickets to the game being held at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

East Baton Rouge EMS opens new headquarters

The East Baton Rouge EMS headquarters has a new home, and its location was picked to be more convenient for you.

BRPD arrests trio of men for home invasion attack against 3 victims

Three men are locked up after they broke into a home, held three people hostage and physically battered them. The only things they took were a cell phone and $3.

One year later: Community to hold ceremony to remember two fallen deputies

The community will gather tomorrow to remember two deputies killed one year ago during an ambush at a trailer park near Laplace. Deputy Brandon Nielsen, 34, and Deputy Jeremy Triche, 27, were shot and killed on August 16, 2012.

State's fusion center utilized during hostage situation

The Louisiana fusion center in Baton Rouge connects law enforcement from across the state, and played a major role in this week's deadly hostage situation.

Recent surge in sisterhood at campus convent inspires students

Three students studying at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are preparing for life after college but their lives will be much different from others their age.