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Port Allen mayor being sued by city council

Lawyers for three Port Allen council members are suing Mayor Deedy Slaughter. They said the mayor owes the city money.

Law enforcement team work leads to alleged two drug dealers arrests

Federal state and local law enforcement agencies celebrated a big win after an investigation resulted in the bust of two drug dealers and their associates off the street.

Manager of Belle Chase animal rescue arrested for stealing cash to pay for drug addiction

The shelter director of a non-profit animal rescue organization was arrested after she confessed to stealing money issued to PAWS in the form of in fees and donations. She said she used the cash to support her drug addiction.

Blaze damages Baton Rouge apartment

A fire was containted to a singular apartment thanks to the efforts of local firefighters. Both the St. George Fire Department and the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to an apartment fire shortly before midnight on June 24.

Mayor Holden declares June 27 Baton Rouge HIV Testing Day

Mayor Melvin L. “Kip” Holden has proclaimed Thursday, June 27 “Baton Rouge HIV Testing Day,” and is urging local residents to take advantage of the free testing that will be available at designated sites.

Gas prices drop as Fourth of July holiday nears

There’s some good news for those traveling this Fourth of July holiday - the pain at the pump is getting a little easier to bear.

CATS launches bus services to Woman's Hospital

A politician's persistence paid off for the women of Baton Rouge today. CATS announced Tuesday that it has launched three types of service to Woman's Hospital.

Couple shot at hotel in popular tourist area of downtown New Orleans

Two people were shot outside a hotel room in the bustling metro area of downtown New Orleans.

Community meeting for Bayou Corne sinkhole victims to be held in July

Assumption Parish emergency officials are hosting a community meeting for people living in Bayou Corne next month.

Accused murderer of Louisiana rapper turns himself in to police

The man wanted for murdering Louisiana rapper Addarren Ross, aka Lil Snupe, has turned himself in to authorities.