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Problems on I-10 continue overnight

After a day of dealing with nightmarish traffic conditions, morning commuters in Baton Rouge can expect to find more problems when they set out for the day.

EBR Parish school bus routes affected by Interstate closure

Due to a major traffic accident on Interstate 10 early this morning, which has closed a section of the Interstate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System has experienced service delays with many of its school bus routes in the southeast part

Fire destroys bedroom in Baton Rouge home

The Baton Rouge Fire Deparment put out a house fire in the 2400 block of Fairchild. They say the blaze just after 2:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

Controlled burn scheduled for this evening, some evacuations required

Before officials can reopen the Interstate, several people living near the crash will have to evacuate from the area. That's expected to happen some time after 10:00 p.m. tonight.

Continued delays: Specialists consult to determine plan for removal of leaking chemical

An early morning crash on I-10 put the brakes on traffic in Baton Rouge and no relief seems to be in sight.

EBR Parish school bus routes affected by Interstate closure

Due to a major traffic accident on Interstate 10 early this morning, which has closed a section of the Interstate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System has experienced service delays with many of its school bus routes in the southeast part

One in nine Louisiana citizens owed state money

There's a good chance Louisiana owes you money, according to Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy.

Kleinpeter Dairy begin 'Name the Calf' contest for Sweetie Pie

Kleinpeter Farms Dairy is conducting a name the calf contest for the calf born to celebrity cow Sweetie Pie Kleinpeter at the Kleinpeter Dairy farm last month. The female calf was born at 12:00 a.m., July 3, 2012.

Wall Street Journal covers BR’s crime rate

Baton Rouge's crime rate is front page news in a national newspaper. In the Wall Street Journal, they say violence in the Capitol City is on the rise.

Pedestrian struck, killed in Livingston Parish crash

Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last night shortly after 9:00 pm.