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Outdoor smoker, flamable chemicals combo creates house fire

Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a fire in the 2800 block of Bartlett Street around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

St. George firefighters work on two fires in one day

The St George Fire department worked two residential fires Sunday afternoon. There were no injuries at either fire. The Red Cross was called to assist the victims of both incidents.

Biographer remembers B.R. car salesman Gerry Lane

Visitation and Funeral services for beloved Baton Rouge business man and philanthropist Gerry Lane begin Monday. Lane died Friday morning. He was 82 years old when the veteran car salesman lost his battle with cancer.

State legistature to recognize May 9 as 'Louisiana Gray Day' to promote brain cancer awareness

A Harahan family hopes to raise awareness about brain cancer in a gray way.

Third annual 'Boating Education Lagniappe Day' slated for May 11

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be hosting the third annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at eight different locations across the state.

Unity day kickstarts children's confidence

Kids kicked and punched their way into an education in north baton rouge Saturday.

Unrestrained Gonzales driver died in accident

Shortly before 6:45 pm on Friday May 3, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 74 near LA Hwy 928 (Bluff Rd.) in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of Adam N.

EBR Parish Library announces May programs for teens

The following programs will be held for teens throughout the month of May. Registration is required for some programs. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.

BRCC’s Veterinary Technology Program receives accreditation

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) recently conferred accreditation on Baton Rouge Community College’s (BRCC) Veterinary Technology program.

Former finance director convicted of fraud

Kiamani A. Beasley, 27, of Jeanerette, pled guilty before United States District Court Judge James J.