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EBR prepares for mosquito season

The East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement Facility is getting ready for mosquito season. Todd Walker, the director of the facility, said cases have been reported in West Baton Rouge, and now it is time for us to take precautions.

Minnesota teen runaway located in home of Lafayette man; additional child pornography charges

A runaway juvenile from Minnesota was located in Lafayette at the home of a 52-year-old man. Investigators also discovered that the man was in possession of a massive amount of child pornography images.

$3,000 reward being offered for information in Whooping Crane shooting

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officials are looking for leads regarding a whooping crane that was found shot to death in Red River Parish.

Local animal welfare groups to provide FREE shots, food to pet owners in need

Pet owners in Baton Rouge can gain some free help this weekend to keep their furry friend clean and healthy, too.

Residents furious about random act of vandalism

Residents in a small subdivision in Walker are upset and looking for answers after they woke up this morning to shattered car windows.

Baton Rouge officers, deputies honor those lost in the line of duty

Officers and deputies from across the parish gave their respects this morning to those lost in the line of duty.

Louisiana in urgent need of additional foster families

As part of Foster Care Awareness Month, as proclaimed by Governor Bobby Jindal for May, the Department of Family and Children Services (DCFS) is focusing its efforts on recruiting new foster families.

LSU recognizes 52 University Medalists

Fifty-two LSU seniors received University Medals for graduating with the highest undergraduate grade-point averages as part of LSU’s 280th commencement exercises.

Leader of life insurance fraud scheme sentenced to 57 months, restitution over $1.4m

Timothy R. Schlatre, 35, of Denham Springs has been sentenced for his creation and execution of a scheme to defraud life insurance companies, including New York Life and Lincoln Financial.

Dedication ceremony for Skip Bertman field to be held during LSU vs. Ole Miss game

Tonight is the official dedication ceremony for the Skip Bertman field. It will begin at 6:55 p.m. during the LSU vs. Ole Miss game. The 1993 National Championship team will be onhand to celebrate its 20-year reunion.