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BRPD: 19-year-old shoots pregnant girlfriend in the head over a disagreement

A 19-year-old man was arrested this morning for allegedly shooting his pregnant girlfriend because of a "disagreement."

General Dynamics to fill up to 600 positions in the Bogalusa area

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is holding a two-day recruiting event for General Dynamics, which seeks to hire up to 600 people for a call center in Bogalusa.

New funding to aid struggling Louisiana schools

18,000 students will get a new school experience thanks to a brand-new funding program. State superintendent John White announced the first recipients of Believe and Succeed grants.

BRPD: Four arrested in drug roundup

During an ongoing effort to curb the criminal activity within the city limits of Baton Rouge the Brave Unit and the Baton Rouge Narcotic Division conducted several narcotics investigations that led to multiple arrests.

RECALL: Misbranding of frozen chicken meals could impact those with allergies

Traditions, a Pearl, Miss., establishment, is recalling 2,486 pounds of frozen chicken meals because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

Authorities looking for suspect in check fraud investigation

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man that recently cashed a fake payroll check. On July 25, officials received a call a convenience store in Amelia regarding a counterfeit check.

Statewide Sales tax holiday begins today

The Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for non-business use.

Hundreds of newly-passed laws take effect in Louisiana

The next time you drive your car, bake a cake, or buy a gun, be aware of new laws that took effect Thursday. Nearly 250 of them took effect August 1 after making their way through the state legislature earlier this year.

New Orleans Pelicans unveil new uniforms

To continue to showcase a new identity that represents the culture and character of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, the New Orleans Pelicans unveiled their new home and road uniforms today.

Police officer arrested after hitting cuffed rape suspect

Three people have been arrested after a rape suspect was allegedly battered by both a Walker police officer and a family member of the victim.