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State police on watch for Mardi Gras drunk drivers

The end of Mardi Gras festivities meant the end of a big stretch for local law enforcement.

$24 million grant awarded for Louisiana highway repair

U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $24,124,570 grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to repair federal-aid highways affected by Hurricane Isaac.

Metro Council to discuss possibility of letting voters pick next chief of police

Baton Rouge voters may get the chance to elect the city's next police chief. As one Metro Council woman puts it, she wants to see politics taken out of the process.

Live Oak gains new campus, more amenities

Livingston Parish School officials and members of the Watson community recently celebrated the opening of the new Live Oak High School with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Port Allen mayor defends vision for the city

People living in Port Allen are split over the direction the city has taken since new Mayor Deedy Slaughter took office. She's created a new position in city hall and let go of the city's chief financial officer.

Residents want red light near deadly Addis intersection to stay, get fixed by state

People who cross the La 1 and Sugar Plantation Pkwy intersection in Addis want to keep a temporary red light they spent months fighting. They believe the light is making the dangerous location safer for drivers.

Parents making more sacrifices for private education

More and more families here in the Capital City are making financial sacrifices for their kid’s elementary education at private schools.

19-year-old killed after accidentally detonating a homemade explosive, teen injured

A 19-year-old was killed last night after he accidentally detonated a homemade explosive with his friend.

Bishop of Baton Rouge responds to news of pope's resignation

Below is a statement from Bishop of Baton Rouge Robert W. Muench on the resignation announcement from Pope Benedict XVI. This is the first time a pope has stepped down in nearly 600  years.

Louisiana-based Red Cross volunteers head to Mississippi to assist with relief effort

Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana headed to Mississippi early this morning to aid those impacted by a tornado that destroyed over 200 homes.