Local News

BRPD sees reduction in homicides for 2013; 12 cases remain open

Although violent headlines continue, officials say the number of homicides within Baton Rouge city limits is down from this time last year. However, there are 12 cases that are considered open with no motive or suspect at this time.

Lottery announces Mega Millions multidraw suspension in preparation for October game enhancements

On Oct. 19, the multistate game Mega Millions will undergo enhancements designed to create larger jackpots and more millionaires, according to the Louisiana Lottery.

Burglar arrested for theft at friend’s home; second case connected to the home

Police say a man has been arrested in connection to a burglary that happened back in April. Oddly, this was the first of two burglaries at the same home, and the two men accused of the crimes know each other, as well as the victim.

March and vigil held to inspire, educate and inform youth in White Castle

Children and adults from white castle all came together Monday night in honor of Trayvon Martin.

Deville man found alive after spending night lost in the woods

After searching for over 15 hours, search and rescue teams found a missing Deville man alive on the Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in LaSalle Parish.

Walker Police to distribute donated school uniforms on Friday during annual

On Friday, July 26, for the ninth consecutive year, the Walker Police Department will distribute school uniforms to Livingston Parish families who need assistance outfitting their children with mandatory school uniforms.

A 'super' night for skywatchers

Tonight's full moon will be a "super" one.

Brandon Bass hosts annual basketball camps and back to school giveaway

Boston Celtics Forward and LSU standout Brandon Bass will host a series of basketball camps for boys and girls in the Baton Rouge, Morganza, and Port Allen areas, as well as a back to school giveaway and fun day in the park in Baton Rouge.

CATS announces additional financial concern as advocates call for board firings

Together Baton Rouge called for members of the CATS board to resign Monday because of their failure to lead, hours before the transit agency announced the potential loss of more than $100,000.

WANTED: Burglars get away with equipment from Central Hitch

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for two men seen burglarizing the business Central Hitch located at 18540 Greenwell Springs Rd on July 17, 2013 at approximately 3.00 a.m.