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Central Thruway nearing completion

The Department of Public Works said it won't be much longer until people in Central have easier access to I-12. The Central Thruway is in the final stages of being built.

Google hosts small business workshop in Baton Rouge

Hundreds of local small business owners have a leg up on the competition thanks to one of the biggest companies in the world. Google held a pair of workshops today aimed at growing small businesses in the Baton Rouge area.

Louisiana State Police honor fallen Trooper

Louisiana State Police have honored the memory of a fallen trooper, Francis C. Zinna. He was killed while on duty 55 years ago. Louisiana State Police have relased a statement:

Ochsner opens Women's Services Center in Plaquemine

Women in Iberville Parish now have more options for their healthcare. Ochsner officials cut the ribbon on a new Women's Services Center in Plaquemine.

Man arrested 22 years after allegedly raping, killing, aunt

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man it believes kidnapped his aunt in 1990, raped and killed her, then dumped her body in a lake.

Family Research Council defends 'traditional' marriages

Here in Baton Rouge, the Family Research Council is defending the traditional definition of marriage, against what it calls a "redefinition."

Zachary has new tool to fight fires

A new tool in Zachary will help keep you and your family safe. Firefighters there have a new custom pumper truck. It'll store more water than normal fire trucks, and the pump is more powerful.

Open for business: Maurepas eatery re-opens months after Hurricane destruction

Dozens of customers flock to Val's Marina on Tuesdays for their white beans and fried fish, but it’s a staple missing in their lives since Hurricane Isaac.

Driveway repair scam suspects operating in Lafayette

The Lafayette Police Department has received several reports in March of driveway repair scammers operating within the City of Lafayette.

Louisiana prison escapee Keana Barnes caught in Los Angeles

Keana Barnes, the 33-year-old offender who escaped from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in the early morning hours of January 1, has been apprehended and is in the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department.