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BRPD: Gunman walked up to victim, started shooting; suspect wanted

A 34-year-old man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot at the Centurion Arms Apartments located on N. Marque Ann St.

Noise complaint ends with drug arrest after suspect fights with officer

A noise complaint ended with the arrest of a Baton Rouge man for multiple charges. That’s because the suspect was found in possession of marijuana after he started a pushing match with the officer.

Governor Jindal signs legislation to reduce Louisiana’s prison population

Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will help rehabilitate low-risk drug offenders housed in Louisiana’s prisons. This bill is part of the Governor’s 2013 Legislative Package.

No impact from absence of Livingston Parish school board president

Malcolm Sibley was not in the room, and his chair was already filled.

Multiple arrests made in Morehouse Parish cattle thefts

Five people are charged in connection with the theft of cattle in Morehouse Parish.

Four juveniles arrested on armed robbery charges

Four juveniles have been arrested after holding up a victim with a gun and robbing him. On June 20 at around 3:05 a.m., Lafayette Police were called to the 100 block of Polk Street in regards to an armed robbery.

Man arrested for trying to walk into State Capitol with a BB rifle

The Louisiana State Police reports that Russell W. Vaughn, 32, carried a riffle to the top of the steps on Wednesday, June 19 at roughly 11:15 a.m. When security approached him, he refused to drop the weapon and eventually fled the area.

DOTD works with locals to extend LA Swift one extra month

DOTD has announced that LA Swift, the bus service that runs between New Orleans and Baton Rouge that was initiated after Hurricane Katrina, will be extended one month until July 31 to allow local entities the opportunity to formalize a plan for

LSU Track & Field alums advance to semifinals to USA Outdoor Championships

LSU Track & Field alumni were a perfect 4-for-4 in the first round of qualifying during Thursday’s opener at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships while earning a spot in Friday’s semifinal action at Drake Stadium

EBRSO narcotics warrant roundup nets nine arrests

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Narcotics division, along with Warrants and the Emergency Services Unit, conducted a round-up yesterday to pick up various suspects that have been obtaining or attempting to obtain drugs through fraud