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BPRD looking for 'bait car' thieves

Local authorities are looking for four individuals that burglarized a bait car in two separate incidents this year.

Planned Parenthood under fire at the Capitol

New Orleans native Shawna Kimbrough maintains that one trip to Planned Parenthood as a teen changed her life forever.

Baton Rouge Red Cross volunteers head to Oklahoma to help those in need

Volunteers with Red Cross chapters all across the south are on their way to Oklahoma tonight. Ten people from the Baton Rouge area have already left to lend a hand, and more are expected to head out in the next few days.

1,300 new jobs coming to Louisiana due to $30m corporate expansion project

A $30 million corporate expansion project will bring roughly 1,300 new jobs to Louisiana.

Liberty Lagoon and BREC pools open for summer season

BREC’s Liberty Lagoon Waterpark is opening its doors Wednesday, May 22 for the hot summer days ahead. Two additional BREC pools will open this weekend.

Morgan City authorities looking for 'person of interest' in murder investigation

The Morgan City Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating a person of interest in a shooting which occurred at approximately 11:04 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

Tibetan monks visit Capital City for first time; prepare for Dalai Lama's birthday celebration

Tibetan monks are staying here in Baton Rouge in preparation for the Dalai Lama's birthday on Friday. This is the first time these monks have visited the Capital City.

LSU assistant men's basketball coach resigns, accepts position at Memphis

LSU men’s basketball assistant coach Robert Kirby submitted his resignation to the LSU Athletics Department late Monday. He has been named Tuesday an assistant coach at the University of Memphis.

Arson suspect accused of setting church on fire during Sunday service

A New Orleans man faces a $300,000 bond for allegedly setting a church on fire while roughly 148 people were inside.

Annual Jambalaya Festival kicks off tomorrow in Gonzales

The Jambalaya Capital of the World is kicking off its annual festival on Thursday, May 23.