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BP reaches $4.5B settlement for criminal charges related to 2010 oil spill

BP reached a settlement today with the federal government to pay $4.5 billion for the 2010 oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

New thrift store opens in Ascension Parish

People living in Gonzales got a new place to shop, and help out people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the same time.

I-10, I-12 split widening project almost complete

The widening of the I-10/I-12 split seems to have been causing drivers headaches for longer than they can remember.

Sorrento council angry at all aspects of potential lawsuit by town's police officers

Three Sorrento police officers are threatening to sue the city, claiming the police chief discriminated against them.

Campaign signs still clutter parts of Baton Rouge

Driving around Baton Rouge you would never think Election Day has passed. The streets are still cluttered with campaign signs; on the highway, by intersections and even in neighborhood and residents don't seem too thrilled.

CATS gets 'F' for communication

While CATS riders didn't want to give the Baton Rouge bus system a grade for their performance, Together Baton Rouge sent a message with the marks it gave CATS.

State orders Texas Brine to increase safety measures at sinkhole site

Tonight residents living along Bayou Corne will get their first chance to talk to officials about what new restrictions put on Texas Brine Company will mean for them.

Woman killed in morning traffic crash on Jefferson Hwy.

A portion of Jefferson Hwy. at Inniswold was closed for several hours this morning after a traffic crash that claimed the life of one woman.

EBR regional attendance zone plan inspires more questions than answers

Parents and teachers said Monday they needed more details before they could support the East Baton Rouge School District's proposal to create regional attendance zones.

The fight to legalize marijuana in Louisiana

Dr. Brooks Cronin can't believe voters in Colorado and Washington were the first group in the United States to approve the recreational use of marijuana when they went to the polls on Tuesday.