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Advocates for cigarette tax increase rally at the State Capitol

Dozens of people filled the steps of the State Capitol today, pushing for an increase in the cigarette tax.

LSU PD looking for theft suspect

A man is wanted for questioning in regards to a theft which occurred at the International Cultural Center located on Dalrymple Drive at W. Lakeshore on April 8 by LSU Police.

BESE Board ok's plan to change high school guidance counsoler policy

Louisiana high schools could soon have more options when it comes to how they provide guidance counseling for students.

Alex Box Stadium field to be named after legendary coach Skip Bertman

The LSU Board of Supervisors on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal from the LSU Athletic Department to name the baseball field at Alex Box Stadium after legendary baseball coach Skip Bertman.

$1 Billion ammonia production project announced in Jefferson Parish, will create 540 new jobs

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal – along with Dyno Nobel Americas President Daniel McAtee and Cornerstone Chemical CEO Greg Zoglio – announced the companies will invest a combined $1.025 billion for a new ammonia production facility and

EBRSO looking for vehicle burglar

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for a man that allegedly burglarized a vehicle parked on the 1700 block of Plantation Oaks at approximately 2:00 a.m. on December 12, 2012.

Anger, frustration displayed by CATS riders, employees

Riders, taxpayers, and employees took turn sharing their feelings with CATS at its board meeting Tuesday, and none of them were positive. Some went as far as to say the board and executive staff should resign.

Clergy members rally at State Capitol, keeping an eye on tax reform

Clergy members are converging on the State Capitol once again. Even though the Governor Jindal's tax plan is dead, faith leaders say there's still work to do.

BRPD studying Boston bombing to stay prepared for anything

Police departments around the country are studying the bombings in Boston; that sentiment rings true in Baton Rouge, where there are lots of big public events.

CATS addressing lack of updates at board meeting

The leadership of CATS is meeting for the first time since its bad report card from community action group Together Baton Rouge.