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Charges upgraded for suspect accused of beating man to death with a steel bar

Charges have been upgraded against a Baton Rouge man who is accused of beating a 66-year-old man to death, officials say.

RSD hosts parent meetings for schools in BR Achievement Zone

The Recovery School District (RSD) will share plans for their direct-run schools in the Baton Rouge Achievement Zone through a series of upcoming parent meetings.

Fifth Baton Rouge shooting victim this week expected to survive

A shooting incident has occurred every day in Baton Rouge this week. Fortunately, the latest victim is expected to survive.

MISSING: Donaldsonville man last seen by family members in February

A 45-year-old Donaldsonville man has been reported missing according to Major Kevin Hanna of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

House fire ravages BR residence

An early morning blaze heavily damaged a Baton Rouge home.

DOTD designates April as Highway Safety Awareness Month

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today the state’s month-long campaign to promote safe driving practices, especially emphasizing the need to use extreme caution while driving through work zones.

Huge increase in high school grads throughout the state

There is a big increase in the number of kids graduating high school in Louisiana. Governor Jindal said just over half of the districts in the state have more kids getting their cap and gown.

Memorial ceremony held at USS KIDD to commemorate attack

An emotional anniversary was remembered today on board the USS KIDD in Baton Rouge – a kamikaze plane hit the side of the ship 68 years ago today. The attack happened just off the coast of Okinawa, which is south of Japan.

EBR coroner warns of positional asphyxia; could kill infants, adults

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner is trying to raise awareness of a type of accidental suffocation. Positional asphyxia happens to both children and adults when the way they're laying down and don’t get enough oxygen.

Baker trio could face 30 years in jail for possession of 100 lbs of marijuana

A career criminal, his wife and business partner are all behind bars tonight facing 30 years in jail for allegedly selling a massive amount of drugs in the Baker area.