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WANTED: Warrant issued for man accused of murder in St. John parish

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Demond Baker, 33, in connection with a homicide that occurred in the early morning hours of April 7.

Baton Rouge drive-by shooter arrested on attempted murder charges

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested on attempted murder charges after committing a drive-by shooting in Baker.

Happy birthday wish from neighbor ends with arrest, trip to hospital

A visit from a neighbor to wish a man happy birthday ended with a trip to the hospital and an arrest. The feuding women reportedly threatened each other repeatedly in front of the suspect’s three children.

Final day to submit application for position of BRPD chief

Today is the final day for applicants who want to become the next chief of police in Baton Rouge. Those wanting to apply for the job must turn in their application by 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.

Louisiana lawmakers say President Obama biggest opponent in gun rights fight

State lawmakers say they will take a stand against anyone who wants to force gun control on Louisiana.

Lawmakers to spend the next 2 months at the Capitol for legislative session

Starting today, lawmakers will spend the next two months working to enact new laws and find a balance among controversial topics.

Rebirth Brass Band to headline AlexRiverFête

The excitement behind AlexRiverFête – a new three-day festival celebrating the arts, culture and heritage of Central Louisiana debuting this May – continues to build. 

Louisiana Economic Development seeks state's top manufacturers

Louisiana Economic Development announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Lantern Awards.

April Recognized As Autism Awareness Month In Ascension

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez proclaimed April, 2013 as “Autism Awareness Month in Ascension Parish.”

Place your bids for a new bike from BRPD online auction

If you're looking for a new mode of transportation, today is the first day to place your bid for a new bike.