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Baton Rouge residents mixed on gun control issue

Local residents have mixed opinions about gun control. People we spoke with today agreed that they want a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity clips.

State police: Bad weather, road construction lead to more accidents

It isn't just construction delays - with bad weather comes bad traffic and a lot more accidents.

DOTD issues weather travel advisory

With the possibility of continued heavy rain and flooding in the forecast, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the department staff is prepared to deal with severe weather and hazardous road conditio

Trash troubles follow flooding in Maurepas

Garbage piles grow in Maurepas. The trash traveled into the area mixed in with flood waters. Residents braced themselves for a long clean up. Cups,cans,coolers and more litter lawns and shorelines in Maurepas.

LOCATED: Teen runaway possibly traveling with adult male

UPDATE: Officials say Doucet was located safe in Lafayette with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies.

Continued road issues, closures due to weather

The following road closures have been announced due to weather conditions.

January Proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joins the nation in recognizing January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  

MISSING: Officials ask for information about Baton Rouge man, foul play possible

The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking for the publics assistance to locate a man who has been missing since December.

Guns no immediate factor in WBR school board security plans

The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board began the process of creating a shooting response plan with little mention of putting guns on campus.

Breached levee prompts emergency sandbagging operation to save historic park

An emergency sandbag operation took place over the weekend after overflow from the Vermilion River threatened to flood a major portion of a living history park.