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Florida Boulevard, I-12 to experience lane closures this weekend

Expect lane closures on Eastbound and Westbound US 190 (Florida Blvd) in Baton Rouge from Foster Dr. to Airline Hwy. in each direction from 8:00 p.m. Friday night, March 22 through Monday morning, March 25 at 6:00 a.m.

Work at Bayou Corne sinkhole on hold due to increased movement underground

Assumption Parish Emergency officials say work around Bayou Corne is on hold for now after new reports of increased movement going on underneath the surface of the sinkhole.

River Parishes Community College breaks ground in Ascension for new massive campus

Ascension Parish is welcoming its latest multi-million dollar development.

Clergymen bring stats to Capitol to persuade Gov. Jindal to reconsider tax plan

Clergymen bring stats to Capitol to persuade Gov. Jindal to reconsider tax plan Dozens of pastors, priests and clergymen from across the state came together again to speak out against Governor Jindal's tax reform plan.

Community fundraiser to help cyclist injured in hit-and-run crash pay medical bills

Sarah Garza spent New Year’s Day in the hospital after she was knocked off her bike by a hit-and-run driver. Along with lingering pain from her injuries, she now has roughly $10,000 in medical bills.

Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office focuses on sex offenders, leads to arrests

Three men have been arrested after violating sex offender compliance laws in Tangipahoa Parish. 

Baton Rouge man wins $100,000 on Louisiana Lottery scratch-off

Larry Reeves said he chose to play the Louisiana Lottery’s MONOPOLY scratch-off after seeing a television commercial in which a bell rings in MR.

Unrestrained driver dies in head-on crash in St. James Parish

A Thibodaux man died in a head-on crash yesterday in St. James Parish. Officials say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

May 4 declared Lemonade Day in Baton Rouge

It won't be long until you see hundreds of lemonade stands setup all across the Capitol City.  

Woman’s boyfriend confesses to fatal abuse of 2-year-old, ‘I just clicked out’

 A woman’s boyfriend was arrested for injuring her 2-year-old daughter so badly she was in critical condition for nearly a week. Investigators say he eventually confessed to the crime and after he was arrested, the child died.