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Morgan City authorities looking for 'person of interest' in murder investigation

The Morgan City Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating a person of interest in a shooting which occurred at approximately 11:04 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

Tibetan monks visit Capital City for first time; prepare for Dalai Lama's birthday celebration

Tibetan monks are staying here in Baton Rouge in preparation for the Dalai Lama's birthday on Friday. This is the first time these monks have visited the Capital City.

LSU assistant men's basketball coach resigns, accepts position at Memphis

LSU men’s basketball assistant coach Robert Kirby submitted his resignation to the LSU Athletics Department late Monday. He has been named Tuesday an assistant coach at the University of Memphis.

Arson suspect accused of setting church on fire during Sunday service

A New Orleans man faces a $300,000 bond for allegedly setting a church on fire while roughly 148 people were inside.

Annual Jambalaya Festival kicks off tomorrow in Gonzales

The Jambalaya Capital of the World is kicking off its annual festival on Thursday, May 23.

Dog wrapped in electrical tape found dead; suspect wanted

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Tony Bacala is asking for the public’s help in any information available regarding a dog that was found dead in an open field on Black Bayou Road on yesterday evening.

Unlicensed teen crashes vehicle; 10-year-old passenger died, 2 additional juveniles injured

A 10-year-old girl died yesterday after the car she was a passenger in flipped and crashed. We’re told the child was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Frustration from lack of communication about sewer buyouts

People who live in the University Place subdivision were promised a settlement to move them away from the North Wastewater Treatment Plant. Four months later, they have not seen a thing.

Suspect shot twice after knocking deputy to the ground; additional drug, battery charges

A Livingston man was shot twice after he allegedly knocked a deputy to the ground. The man is recovering in a local hospital and will be booked on a handful of charges once he is released.

Gov. Jindal to Texas Brine: No more excuses about buyout delays

Governor Bobby Jindal issued an ultimatum to Texas Brine on Monday: buy out evacuated residents from their homes, or risk losing every permit the state issued it.