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MISSING: Prairieville runaway could be headed to New Orleans area

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for a 15-year-old runaway, Jacquasha Carter, who left her residence in Prairieville on May 23, according to Major Kevin Hanna.

Study: Louisiana students taking Advanced Placement courses increases 33 percent

The Department of Education announced that during the 2012-2013 school year, Louisiana students took approximately 6,000 more Advanced Placement (AP) courses than in the year before.

Police vehicle flips during chase, two officers injured

Two Slidell Police Officers were sent to the hospital early this morning after they flipped a police cruiser during a high speed chase.

LSU clarifies television decision for NCAA Baseball Regional

The NCAA Baseball Regional Tournament in Baton Rouge will be carried on espn3.com and is also available on the WatchESPN application for mobile devices. The games will not be available on over-the-air or via cable television.

52 bills become new laws in Louisiana for 2013 legislative session

Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 52. Below are the latest additions.

Two NOPD officers fired for violating department policies

Two New Orleans Police officers have been fired for violating policies. One is accused of putting the public’s safety at risk, and the other lied about being sick so he could work a side job.

Ascension Parish bus driver in jail on juvenile indecency charges

An Ascension Parish man faces charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile and computer aided solicitation of a minor after a tip from a concerned resident.

Woman found shot to death in alley way on Mohican; no suspect

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Angel Brooks, 19. She was located on the ground behind her apartment complex. ORIGINAL: A woman was found shot to death and police are looking for the person responsible.

'Freedom Movement' founder believes community involvement can curb crime

Lots of people talk about Baton Rouge's problems, but only a few try to become the solution. Ron Hardy says he can reduce the city's crime rate if other people will follow his lead.

Representative Cassidy honors widow of one of the first African-American Marines

Representative Bill Cassidy gave a certificate to Audrey Nabors-Jackson this afternoon; her late husband, Freddie Jackson, was one of the first black men to serve in the Marines during World War II.