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Space heater sparks fire that killed two pets, destroyed BR home

A space heater is believed to be the spark of a fire that killed two family pets and caused roughly $80,000 worth of damage to a Baton Rouge home.

Historic barrier island to be restored this weekend

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and Abita Beer will be organizing more than 300 volunteers over two days to restore more than one mile of beach on historic Grand Terre Island, March 1 and 2.

Plaquemines Parish officials trying to identify 60 bodies flooded out of tombs

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Department is trying to identify 60 bodies that floated up from cemeteries after Hurricane Isaac.

Famed journalist speaks to BR Magnet High students

Baton Rouge Magnet High School students and faculty had a real treat this morning - words of wisdom from journalist Tony Brown.

First day on the job, meet 5 new Port Allen police officers

Five new faces kicked off their careers as Port Allen police officers Wednesday. The group of four guys and one gal started work today.

Environmentalists outraged at legislators actions to remove energy efficiency rules

Energy efficiency laws just two months old have been killed, for now, by the Public Service Commission. Environmentalists claim it undoes years worth of their work.

Pet owners praise idea of Pet Food Stamps

When the recession hit a few years ago, many people were forced to give up their pets because they could not afford to take care of them any more.

BP executive resumes testimony at Deepwater Horizon trial

A high-ranking official with BP told a court today that the drilling apparatus the company leased from Transocean had a good safety record before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Coast Guard responds to collision, oil spill southwest of Port Sulphur

The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to an oil spill in Lake Grande Ecaille Bay nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur today.

Plan for Port Allen downtown redevelopment in works

Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter wants to create an historic district in downtown Port Allen. She brought the issue before the City Council on February 13 but the council voted not to discuss the issue.