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Ascension Parish officials looking for criminals as part of 'Operation No show'

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is continuing its efforts in the parish to arrest individuals that are failing to appear in court after being arrested on felony and misdemeanor criminal charges.

More performers confirmed for 2013 Voodoo Fest lineup

More performers have been added to mark the 15th anniversary of Voodoo Fest. Formally known as the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, the festival will be held Nov. 1-3 in New Orleans' City Park.

Woman arrested for prostitution in downtown BR; 4th arrest within 60 days

A Baton Rouge woman was arrested for prostitution yesterday during an undercover sting in the downtown area. According to the arrest report, this is the fourth time this year she’s been arrested for the same crime.

Belle Chasse burglary solved with DNA evidence, cell phone records

Three Northshore residents have been arrested for a Belle Chasse residential burglary that occurred in February 2013. The trio is also believed to be responsible for an additional February Belle Chasse burglary.

Credit card theft victim: Changing behavior is difficult but important

Dozens of people in East Baton Rouge Parish are trying to get back money taken from them by credit card thieves. One victim is warning others to take precautions before it is too late.

Man arrested for operating meth lab out of apartment on Millerville to pay for rent

 A Baton Rouge man was allegedly selling pills and creating methamphetamine out of his apartment to pay for rent.

Shreveport man arrested for soliciting minor

A Shreveport man who sent inappropriate texts to a minor was arrested by Caddo Sheriff's detectives on July 23.

103 dogs seized from Thibodaux breeder found guilty of animal cruelty

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office seized 103 dogs from a Thibodaux Brittany-breeder after he was found guilty of animal cruelty.

'Geaux Wider' project announces I-10 lane closures

I-10 will experience lane closures during the rest of the week. The closures are part as of the Geaux Wider initiative, which will widen both I-10 and I-12 in East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes.

St. Francisville plantation gets fire scare

A historic plantation in St. Francisville received a fire scare due to electrical problems.