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BP to fight any negligence claims in upcoming Deepwater Horizon civil trial

BP, the company at the center of the Deepwater Horizon trial, says it will fight any claims of gross negligence against the corporation. The federal civil trial starts next Monday in New Orleans.

Fate of truck stop tiger to be decided in appeals court

A judge will decide if Tony the Tiger, a tiger kept in a cage at a truck stop in Gross Tete, will be sent to an animal sanctuary.

LSU to carry Swamp Seeds at baseball, softball events

The phrase “Bring the Heat” will have a whole new meaning at LSU baseball and softball games this season; Tiger fans can now enjoy Swamp Seeds at both Alex Box Stadium and Tiger Park.

Parents meet to oppose breakaway southeast school district

Carlos Thomas is a father of two children, ages three and six. "For the greater good of the community, it would make more sense for us to stay and work together," he said.

Bayou Corne residents ask state lawmakers for help

People living in Bayou Corne are ready to move on with their lives. Their lives changed after an almost 9 acre sinkhole formed close to their backyards. They packed a meeting at the state capital on Tuesday.

Three BR food trucks among 'best in the South'

Baton Rouge has officially become home to some of the best food trucks in the South. Three local food trucks have been named in a top 50 food truck list by Deep South Magazine.

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.