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Councilwoman advocates electing new police chief

A new chief deserves a new picking process, at least that's the way council woman C Denise Marcelle sees it.

Village Center construction begins at Rouzan

Officials with Rouzan recently announced that construction of the Village Center infrastructure has begun at its property located in the heart of Baton Rouge near Perkins and Glasgow.

Home destroyed by early morning blaze that started in attic

A Baton Rouge home was destroyed by fire early this morning. Fortunately there were no injuries.

Wife of missing Baton Rouge firefighter asks community to join in prayer

The family of Baton Rouge Firefighter Jacob Lewis is asking the greater Baton Rouge community to take a moment on Friday, February 8 at 2:30 pm to pray for Jacob.

Suspected 'chemical odor' forces closure of schools, Hazmat investigating

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System said a chemical leak in the Scotlandville area has forced the closure of Crestworth Elementary School and J.K. Haynes Elementary School.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office offering scholarship

The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program will award scholarships providing assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary

Aaron Lewis added to Bayou Country Superfest

Just announced! Aaron Lewis will be performing at the 2013 Bayou Country Superfest on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Love & Theft, previously scheduled to perform, will not appear.

LSU Department of Accounting offering tax assistance

The LSU Department of Accounting has announced that it is sponsoring a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, site, along with the Internal Revenue Service, to provide help to those who qualify this tax season.

Lee High School to call Valley Park temporary home

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board threw its support Thursday behind a plan to temporarily move Lee High School onto Valley Park's campus.

Authorities searching Red River for person allegedly hit by train

Caddo and Bossier Parish officials are scouring the Red River for a person who was allegedly hit by a Kansas City Southern train Wednesday night.