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Opening ceremony marks start of highly-anticipated Special Olympics state games

More than 600 people traveled to Baton Rouge for the Special Olympics Louisiana 2013 State Indoor Games. The travelers are good for the local economy, but it is the kind of event in which everyone benefits.

Two St. Landry Parish residents found dead in home

A man and woman found dead inside a Leonville home on Tuesday were both shot to death, according to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office.

Florida Boulevard to experience lane closures

Eastbound and Westbound US 190 (Florida Blvd) in Baton Rouge is expeceted to experience lane closures from Foster Dr. to Airline Hwy.

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.