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No community members attend public meeting for BRPD accreditation

Members of the public were invited to comment before a panel that is considering the reaccreditation request of the Baton Rouge Police Department. None showed up.

LSU landscape architecture professor Max Conrad awarded ASLA Jot D. Carpenter Teaching medal

Max Conrad, professor of landscape architecture in LSU’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, has been selected as a recipient of the American Society of Landscape Architects, or ASLA, Jot D.

Man broke into home to get attention of police because ‘people were following him’

A Thibodaux man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly tried to break into a home. However, it was not the first time officers encountered him that day.

Man arrested for strangling elderly woman during home invasion robbery

A man has been arrested for allegedly robbing an elderly woman in her home. The woman claimed her attacker strangled her and ransacked her home after she passed out from lack of oxygen.

Man arrested for hate crimes after beating man unconscious, making racially charged threats

A Thibodaux man was arrested for hate crimes after he allegedly attacked a man and made racially charged statements. The victim was reportedly knocked unconscious, received lacerations on his face, and his teeth were damaged.

Bank robber claiming to have explosive device gets away with thousands

Deputies are searching for a man who allegedly walked into a bank on Saturday, claimed to have an explosive device, then took off with thousands in cash.

Police: Suspect in custody for fatal hit-and-run that killed off-duty officer

Officials say a suspect is in custody for causing a hit-and-run crash that killed an off-duty NOPD officer.

Deputies use taser to stop man from running after being handcuffed for attempted theft

A handcuffed suspect took off running in the parking lot of the Cortana Place Wal-Mart early this morning. Deputies had to use a taser to stop the man after he refused to stop running.

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger named to Maxwell Award watch list

LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger was named to the watch list for the 77th annual Maxwell Award, presented to college football’s player of the year, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday morning.

Three LSU Tigers earn recognition on watch list for Bednarik Award

Three LSU football players – defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, linebacker Lamin Barrow and safety Craig Loston – were recognized on the watch list for the Bednarik Award, which is presented annually to college football’s Natio