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Highly intoxicated man arrested after choking juvenile at Morgan City hotel pool

A Morgan City man has been arrested after choking and holding a juvenile's head underwater at a hotel. Police arrived at the hotel after receiving calls that a man was choking a female juvenile near a pool.

Louisiana ranks third among states for more gun related than motor vehicle deaths

New analysis has placed Louisiana among 12 states (and the District of Columbia) that have more firearms versus car related deaths.

Stanford Avenue closure slated for tonight

A portion of Stanford Avenue – from Perkins Road to Hyacinth Avenue- will be completely closed today beginning at 7:00 p.m. and will re-open Thursday morning, May 30, at 8:00 a.m.

Doctors warn summer boaters of dehydration dangers

More and more boaters are taking to Louisiana waterways for summer fun, but doctors are warning residents that drowning isn't the only danger, especially if you'll be drinking alcohol while in the heat.

Some CATS riders pessimistic about CEO search process

While the CATS board searches for its next leader, many riders say they do not care who is chosen as interim CEO.

Local church holds collection drive for OK tornado victims

Healing Place Church, a reputible charity organization, is having a colelction drive for victims of the Oklahoma disaster.

WANTED: Three men accused of stealing $1m of copper wire

Three men are wanted for allegedly stealing $1 million worth of copper wire from a drilling company. Officials say they managed to get away with the crime 6 times already.

BRPD arrest fugitive burglar wanted by three agencies

The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested a burglar that was been on the run since March.

LSU to hold Memorial Day ceremony on May 30

LSU will honor its proud military heritage, while remembering the sacrifices and contributions of all U.S. veterans, with a Memorial Day ceremony at noon on Thursday, May 30, at the LSU War Memorial on the Parade Ground.

Suspect brought down by K-9 after telling officers ‘come and make me’

When officers instructed a suspect to drop to his knees, the suspect allegedly responded, “Come and make me.” His request was granted.