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Goodwood neigborhood praises value of high-tech neighborhood watch

The Goodwood Villas Area Civic Association is part of a nationwide trend that combines social media with the traditional neighborhood watch. And they're learning more about their neighbors in the process.

Zynga surges on U.K. gambling bet

Shares of Zynga were up more than 15 percent on Wednesday after the company announced that it had just begun offering real-money online gambling in the United Kingdom.

Police use video surveillance to arrest burglar

As the result of an on-going investigation, burglary suspect, Jimmy Smith, 37, of Columbia, La, was taken into custody on a burglary charge.

Second-ranked LSU faces No. 7 Kentucky in key baseball series

Second-ranked LSU (27-2, 8-1 SEC) faces No. 7 Kentucky (22-6, 6-3 SEC) in this weekend in Alex Box Stadium in a matchup of Top 10 Southeastern Conference teams  

ACLU: Saggy pants proposal could lead to racial profiling

The New Orleans chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has posted an open letter to Terrebonne Parish officials urging them to reconsider a proposed "saggy pants" ordinance, which the group believes could lead to racial profili

Stand for Children surprises school board with flash mob

The group ‘Stand For Children’ raised their voices together at the East Baton Rouge School Board office, hoping to be heard. The group got together for an impromptu flash mob to promote some of their ideals.

Officer suspended for unauthorized discharge of weapon

Gonzales Police Chief Sherman Jackson today confirmed that an officer within his department was recently suspended due to an incident where his firearm discharged at a local establishment.

Earl K. Long in final stages of shutting down

The last steps have been taken to shut down Earl K Long hospital. The state civil service board approved LSU's plan to close the hospital and transfer its services to Our Lady of the Lake.

Dukes of Hazzard Family Reunion to come back to Livingston Parish

Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke are coming back to Livingston Parish. The Dukes of Hazzard are hitting the parish for the Second Annual Duke's Family Reunion, Concert & Car Show.

Suspects wanted for theft of dirt bikes from residence

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for two men seen stealing two small dirt bikes from a local residence on Hickcock Drive on January 27, 2013 at approximately 4:00 a.m.