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Group of legislators re-configure tax plan, propose $0.36 tobacco tax

Members of the Legislative Black Caucus are dropping all but one of their tax reform bills.

Brave officers and LSU researchers work to curb crime

LSU researchers are working to help them and other local agencies solve Baton Rouge's crime problem. They teamed up with the BRAVE project to help them fight crime smarter.

St. Landry Parish man beats woman after being asked to leave, arrested

A Sunset resident has been arrested on multiple charges, including battery. On April 15, St. Landry Parish authorities received a call in regards to a female victim that had been beaten in her home.

DNA evidence leads Crowley police to name suspect in 'cold case' burglary

You never know when a case may be solved, especially cold cases. But when police get information which sheds some light on a cold case, not only does the case begin to breathe but so does the officer working the case.

Suspect sought in Lafayette bank robbery

Authorities are searching for a man that robbed a bank in Lafayette.

Two unrestrained teens die in single vehicle crash in West Baton Rouge

Two teens died last night after the driver crashed her vehicle into a tree. Officials say neither was wearing a seatbelt when it happened.

Southern, Banks agree in principle to new contract

Southern University has announced the school reached a deal to extend the contract of men's head basketball coach Roman Banks. In 2012, Banks led the team to the NCAA tournament and the SWAC championship.

CAPTURED: Lafayette’s most wanted fugitive arrested in Pennsylvania

 Officials have confirmed that a Louisiana fugitive was arrested in Pennsylvania this afternoon.

Earl K Long Hospital closes but 24 hour Urgent Care Center opens

Less than a day after Earl K. Long shut its doors, a new urgent care clinic has opened a few blocks away. Fred West heard the news a few months back that his main resource for care was shutting down.