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Public invited to provide input for Picardy-Perkins Connection project

The public will have a chance to discuss the latest Green Light Project plan for the Picardy-Perkins Connection. Residents and business owners in the area are encouraged to attend tonight’s meeting.

Baker residents likely to pay more for city services

The Baker city council has about a week to fix a 21 percent deficit in the 2013-14 budget. Odds are, residents will be asked to fill much of the gap.

Four charged with making meth in BR home

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputies arrested four people yesterday evening involved with a methamphetamine lab at 21144 Jon Michelle.

Pennington Biomedical begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy

Pennington Biomedical Research Center announced today that it is recruiting volunteers for a new clinical study that will compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common

Couple charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty for condition of home; children removed by state

A couple’s compassion for stray animals created a dangerous and toxic environment for their two children, as well as the animals they were hoping to save.

Mandeville man wins final I LOVE MY SAINTS second-chance drawing

Lifelong Saints fan Michael Bicknell said he never expected to win a Lottery drawing, especially since his wife Jennifer was the one who submitted the nonwinning I LOVE MY SAINTS scratch-off ticket that was selected from among approximately 30,

BRPD Chief: All violent misdemeanor offenders will be booked into jail

Baton Rouge Police Officers no longer have discretion regarding violent misdemeanor offenses.

Restaurant manager arrested for stealing over $100,000 to support gambling addiction

A woman has been arrested for stealing over $100,000 from her former employer. She admitted to the theft and said she used the money to support her gambling addiction.

Port Allen police officers deal with deteriorating cars, want new fleet

When Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown looks at his fleet of squad cars he sees one thing: a safety hazard. The department currently has 21 cars, excluding detective vehicles, of which only 4 cars are in good condition.

Families celebrate possibility of 200 New Opportunity Waivers

Tiera Brown was diagnosed with autism when she was only two, for eight years now the brown family has been waiting for a New Opportunity Waiver to get help for some of Tiera's everyday needs.