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LSU alumnus named finalist for prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Recent LSU graduate Stewart Humble, a native of Egan, La., has been named a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

Veterans Day ceremony to be held in downtown BR

On Saturday, there will be a special service by the USS KIDD to honor those who’ve served in the Armed Forces. The service will be held at the Old Louisiana State Capitol at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Fatal motorcycle crash occurs on Airline Highway

Louisiana State Police are currently working a fatal accident on Airlibe Highway at Pecue. Officials tell FOX44 News that the motorcyclist died when he crashed into another car.

Local heroes to be honored at YMCA Legends Ball

The YMCA will be honoring two big names in Baton Rouge tonight at their Legends Ball. Former LSU Basketball Coach Dale Brown and former police chief Jeff LeDuff will be the guests of honor.

Panic for Port Allen bar owners after EBR blue laws repealed

Bar owners in East Baton Rouge Parish celebrated when the Metro Council repealed the blue law last month. But that decision is having an equally negative impact across the river.

Unrestrained driver dies in early morning crash

This morning shortly before 8:30 a.m., Brandon Lala, 27, of Loranger was killed in a single vehicle crash on LA 442 approximately 2 miles east of I-55 in Tangipahoa Parish. Lala was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

New Roads awarded grant to help 'Keep Louisiana Beautiful'

New Roads Mayor Robert Myer announced today that the City of New Roads has been awarded a beautification grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful.

First Lady announces new student artwork to be featured at Governor's Mansion

As a part of the Jindal family’s initiative to feature young artists, Louisiana’s First Lady Supriya Jindal announced today the artwork that was selected for display in the Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion for the month of

'Lagniappe from the Bayou' seeks donations for Hurricane Sandy relief effort

Lafourche Parish Government is partnering with Arabie Trucking of Thibodaux to bring aide to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Two trucks will be sent with donations to the people on the east coast, reaching them for Thanksgiving.

Voting numbers similar to 2008 general election numbers

According to the Secretary of State's Office, the number of people across the state that voted yesterday is about the same as the 2008 Presidential Election.