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Victim becomes suspect: Man arrested for fibbing about armed robbery

Police thought they helped a victim when they made an arrest for an armed robbery. What they learned, however, resulted in the additional arrest of the victim.

Report: 7.5 percent of state’s population suffers from fatal lung disease, females at greater risk

Women are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation.

Tropical Storm Andrea forms and heads to Florida

The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Andrea in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon. The Hurricane Hunters flew into the cluster of thunderstorms and found a well-defined area of circulation.

Local aging community starting to see effects of funding cuts

Federal and state funding cuts are hurting our senior citizens here in Baton Rouge. With an increased need for programs like Meals on Wheels, the huge cuts to funding could leave hundreds hungry.

Generators and hurricanes: A potentially deadly combination

Not one, not ten, not even 50 people die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning due to the use of generators. On average, 81 people die each year according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Louisiana State Fire Marshal H.

Standing room only ticket books to go on sale for Super Regional tomorrow

A very limited number of all-session Standing Room Only ticket books for the NCAA Baton Rouge Super Regional will go on sale to the public on Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Resident who killed home invader arrested for drug charges

Police have arrested the resident who shot and killed a home invader early this morning. However, the charges were not related to the shooting.

Louisiana Creole Bisque recalled for unlisted ingredients; high health risk for those with allergies

If you have a dairy, soy or wheat allergy and you love Louisiana food, then you might be impacted by the recall of a popular New Orleans-based product.

WANTED: Man robs 3 convenience stores in less than 4 hours

Detectives are searching for a suspect who is believed to have robbed three local convenience stores overnight.

2013 'Free Fishing Weekend' in Louisiana set for June 8-9

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have announced that June 8 and 9 will be “Free Fishing Weekend” for Louisiana citizens and visitors.