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Gov. signs bill to make adopting local children easier, faster

Parents and politicians both believe a newly signed law will mean better lives for hundreds of children every year. Governor Bobby Jindal signed the Louisiana Has Faith in Families Act during a special ceremony Friday.

La. Fuel Team and state agencies coordinating efforts for 2013 Hurricane Season

The Louisiana Fuel Team held its annual meeting today at the state Department of Natural Resources to continue its preparations and plans to be ready for the 2013 Hurricane Season which begins June 1.

BRPD closes over half of 2013 homicides with latest arrest

The latest homicide arrest has closed the gap for the number of unsolved homicides in Baton Rouge. There are only 10 remaining open cases out of 23 total investigations conducted by the Baton Rouge Police Department during 2013.

"Our Uniform to Yours" is a chance to donate unwanted school uniforms

As school comes to an end, there is now something you can do with those old or outgrown uniforms; you can donate them!

New presentation series to focus on firearm safety among youth in EBR

Multiple law enforcement agencies have banded together to develop an initiative to educate youth on firearm safety and awareness.

Starbucks pushing back smokers 25-feet from doorway

If you're a smoker and you like your Starbucks, you're going to have to find somewhere else to light up. The Seattle-based company will now require smokers to stand at least 25-feet away from the business while smoking.

Cold case detective links man, woman to 2009 murder of elderly couple; third suspect deceased

A man and woman who are both already locked up on unrelated charges and a man who died from a drug overdose have been identified as suspects in the 2009 murder of an elderly couple.

Juvenile discovered decomposed body in Acadia Parish

A juvenile made a horrifying discovery in Acadia Parish. The teen found a badly decomposed body on an oil well site.

Mother, daughter arrested for selling meth in Sulphur

A mother and daughter have been arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamine. If convicted, the two could face up to 30 years in prison.

Baton Rouge raid seizes $1 million in counterfeit shoes

Agents made one arrest and seized 3,082 pieces of fake designer shoes and purses with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1 million in a raid of a Baton Rouge store.