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Night with Dr. Maya Angelou at LSU sold out, alternative viewing options made available

One of the great voices of contemporary literature will speak at LSU tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 19. Although tickets are sold out, there are viewing options available to non-ticket holders.

LOCATED: Des Moines woman who went missing in New Orleans found safe

A terrifying week for family members of a Des Moines woman who never returned home from Mardi Gras has ended on a positive note.

State Capitol focuses on Bayou Corne sinkhole situation

 A Senate committee meeting is being held at the State Capitol today and it’s one that people in Assumption Parish have been anticipating.

Transocean to pay $1 billion in penalties for 2010 oil spill

A federal judge has approved Transocean's agreement with the Justice Department to pay $1 billion in civil penalties for its role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre to hold fourth annual Dancin’ in the Streets

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s fourth annual Dancin’ in the Streets fundraiser will be Saturday, March 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Perkins Rowe Great Hall.

Mayor Holden upholds recommendation to fire police chief

In a very public hearing, now former police chief Dewayne White and Mayor Kip Holden went head to head over the chief’s termination.

ExxonMobil wants to increase percentage of female engineers

Reports suggest that women typically don't pursue careers related to math and science. ExxonMobil wants to change that.

Regional Arts Council of Zachary schedules membership meeting

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary (RACZ) is hosting their quarterly membership meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Zachary Branch Library located at 1900 Church St. in Zachary.

Man killed crossing the road

A man died trying to cross Airline Highway. That's according to Baton Rouge Police Department. They say it happened just after midnight Saturday in the 5,500 block of airline highway.

School board officials taking tours to pin point issues that need fixing

Starting today, school board members are touring each school in the West Baton Rouge district to help find solutions to problems that need to be fixed.