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WANTED: Crowley Police looking for attempted murder suspect

The Crowley Police Department is looking for a man who is wanted on attempted murder charges.

Mystery of decomposed body found in Acadia Parish solved; man arrested

Police have arrested a man who they believe to be responsible for stabbing a man to death and dumping his body in an oil field.

WANTED: Authorities seek two suspects that stole nearly 500 gallons of diesel

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two unknown suspects who stole nearly 500 gallons of diesel fuel.

A plan to protect Louisiana’s coast

Following the devastating effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Louisiana State Legislature formed the Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority or CPRA in 2005.

WANTED: Police identify vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run crash

Police have identified the vehicle they believe to be responsible for a hit-and run crash that killed a Baton Rouge woman.

Public invited to provide input for Picardy-Perkins Connection project

The public will have a chance to discuss the latest Green Light Project plan for the Picardy-Perkins Connection. Residents and business owners in the area are encouraged to attend tonight’s meeting.

Baker residents likely to pay more for city services

The Baker city council has about a week to fix a 21 percent deficit in the 2013-14 budget. Odds are, residents will be asked to fill much of the gap.

Four charged with making meth in BR home

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputies arrested four people yesterday evening involved with a methamphetamine lab at 21144 Jon Michelle.

Pennington Biomedical begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy

Pennington Biomedical Research Center announced today that it is recruiting volunteers for a new clinical study that will compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common

Couple charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty for condition of home; children removed by state

A couple’s compassion for stray animals created a dangerous and toxic environment for their two children, as well as the animals they were hoping to save.