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First Lady Award given to local volunteer at OLOL

After spending hundreds of hours helping sick children, Ann Thomas is being recognized for her labors of love.

People near Woodlake Drive Bridge have concerns

People who live in the White Oak landing neighborhood near O'neal Lane in Baton Rouge are mad. They are going miles out of their way to get around a bridge that's been under construction for more than a year.

Report: Most local college athletes pass academic rate

The report cards are out for college athletics and for the most part our local universities passed with flying colors.

Couple accused of selling heroin to college students; children present during deal

A Baton Rouge couple was arrested for allegedly selling drugs to college students. The officer who made the arrest noted that the woman’s three children were present during at least one of the drug transactions.

U.S. Attorney Cazayoux announces resignation to return to private law practice

United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced today that he will be relinquishing his post as United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana effective July 1, 2013.

Fewer BREC pools for people looking to stay cool

The recent high temperatures are great news for BREC, which has seen large numbers of people at its pools.

Department of Debt Recovery officially created

Louisiana is getting into the bill collecting business. Tens of millions owed to the state could soon be coming back to it, thanks to the newly created Department of Debt Recovery.

Authorities searching for rapist in Ascension Parish

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Offie is looking for a rape suspect. Justo Venegas is wanted for forcible rape.

Two drunk women arrested for telling 10-year-old to drive them home

Two women were arrested after they allegedly told a 10-year-old to drive the car because they were too intoxicated.

Motorcyclist killed in Concordia Parish crash

A single vehicle crash killed a man from Vidalia. Troopers responded to the crash around 2:20 p.m. on June 11 on LA Hwy 566. The crash involved a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by David M. Welch, 33.