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2013 has seen 7 lightning related deaths; Summer is peak lightning season

NOAA's National Weather Service has deemed June 23-29: Lightning Safety Awareness Week. They want to highlight the dangers of lightning and how to stay safe during a storm.

Gaines family looking for more time for their family's killer

The Gaines family is fighting off what they believe is another blow to justice for their family, and they say it doesn't look like their court dates will be ending any time soon.

Woman charged for selling stray dog, lying to investigators; animal returned to owner

An unusual case involving a stray dog has escalated to include the arrest of a Livingston Parish woman. That’s because deputies claim she sold the purebred animal and knowingly lied about when questioned by investigators.

Two anti-human trafficking bills signed into law; strengthens protection for victims, increases penalties

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed two bills into law that will help guard against human trafficking across Louisiana by strengthening protections for victims and enhancing penalties for wrongdoers.

On-duty Vernon Parish deputy killed in construction zone crash; was not wearing seat belt

A deputy in Vernon Parish was killed in a crash early this morning. We’re told he was on duty when it happened, but was not wearing his seat belt.

Lottery Drawing produce $26.4 million in winnings in May, scratch off winners claim $10.8 million

Coinciding with a sales boost from last month’s record Powerball jackpot as well as a Powerball jackpot win in Louisiana, the Lottery reported an increase in the total amount of draw-style winnings to more than $26.4 million in prizes won

Woman charged with murder after stabbing man to death during domestic dispute

A woman is charged with murder after she allegedly stabbed a man to death during a domestic dispute.

Audit of Port Allen Mayor reveals possible state law violations, wrongdoings

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor released a report this morning that shows some wrongdoing on the part of newly appointed Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter.

Autopsy reveals 11-month-old died from blunt force trauma; BRPD investigating as homicide

Autopsy results for the death of an 11-month-old have prompted a homicide investigation by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

LSU screenwriting professor to discuss writing for 'Treme' on June 25

The film industry obviously has had a huge impact on Louisiana, and specifically on Baton Rouge.