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Black market on tobacco exists no matter what the tax, what the price

Even though there will most likely be no tax increase on tobacco this year, there is always a possibility for the future.

Auditor's report highlights money troubles in Sorrento

The Town of Sorrento missed out on thousands of dollars because of unpaid traffic tickets and unpaid utility bills. That's according to a new report from the state legislative auditor's office.

Woman found shot in roadway near Plank Road, suspect flees scene of crime

Local authorities are searching for a suspect wanted in the shooting of a woman. Around 10:15 p.m. on April 22, officials with the Baton Rouge Police were sent to the 5200 block of Stearns Street.

Baton Rouge fugitive arrested for involvement in June 30, 2012 murder

Thanks to a tip from Crime Stoppers, a fugitive wanted in conjunction with a June 30, 2012 murder has been arrested.

Man jumps into floral delivery van, forces driver to get him beer

A Laplace man has been placed under arrested after forcing a delivery driver to get him alcohol.

Ponchatoula High School on lockdown following off-campus fatal shooting, suspect identified

A shooting that resulted in the death of a 39-year-old woman placed Ponchatoula High School on lockdown this morning. Deputies are currently working to locate the suspect.

Two teens and 12-year-old vandalized two public schools

Parents are outraged over a pair of burglaries at La Belle Aire Elementary and Belaire High School.

Courville captures vault national title on final day of NCAA Championships

Rheagan Courville joined elite company in LSU gymnastics history and capped a fantastic 2013 season for the Tigers by winning the vault national title Sunday afternoon at the NCAA Individual Event Finals.

Convicted sex offender who evaded police for 2 years found in possession of heroin

A convicted sex offender who has evaded police for roughly 2 years is back behind bars today.

Victims rights week

The East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office has teamed up with local non profits to offer more help to victims of crime.