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Psychic steals thousands from woman, claimed to be 'cleansing' money at a church

Kenner Police arrested April Stevens for felony theft after she allegedly offered psychic services to a woman having problems with her marriage.

Lavergne on hunger strike due to 'unfair treatment' at Angola

Brandon Scott Lavergne, the man who confessed to killing two women, is on a hunger strike at Angola. Lavergne says he's being treated unfairly and being kept in solitary confinement for political reasons.

Mayor Kip Holden announces 'Healthy Corner Store' grant opportunity

A new program called the “Healthy Corner Store Initiative” will offer grants to encourage existing neighborhood stores in East Baton Rouge Parish’s food deserts to sell fresh produce and vegetables.

Gonzales man killed in Ascension Parish fatal crash

This morning shortly before 1:00 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 941 south of LA Hwy 30 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of Benjamin J.

International Women’s Day: Should women’s pay in Louisiana be a continued issue for concern?

March 8 is International Women’s Day, which will draw millions across the globe to celebrate advancements as well as the remaining challenges women face today.

Graphic Content: Man suing ex-girlfriend over alleged stolen sperm

A man from Sulphur is suing his ex-girlfriend in Texas. The reason? He claims that she became pregnant after inseminating herself with his sperm that she allegedly took from a sperm bank without his consent.

UPDATE: LPSO locates body of missing man in St. James Parish

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the body of a missing man was located yesterday.

Operation Prescribed Justice cleans up streets of Iberville Parish

Operation Prescribed Justice, an eight-month investigation that was supposed to end back in October 2012, has finally come to an end.

LSU Union parking lot opens today

Parking at LSU got a little easier today. The new LSU Union Square parking garage opens an additional 750 spots on campus on Raphael Semmes Road.

Hundreds ready to be inspired by TEDxLSU this weekend

Baton Rouge has talked for a long time about change, but there are many ways to go about it. Twenty five of those ways will be on display Saturday, when LSU hosts a TEDx conference.