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Downtown Baton Rouge holds grand opening of Convention Street Park

Hundreds of people gathered downtown today for the new Convention Street Park grand opening. The park is located on a three-quarter acre lot on Convention and Seventh Street.

'Local Med' brings jobs to the Baton Rouge area

A software company will bring dozens of jobs to Baton Rouge. Local Med is a startup that helps patients find doctors and dentists and lets them schedule appointments online.

When buying used, make sure it wasn’t flooded

With thousands of cars damaged by hurricanes, like Katrina and Sandy, he says consumers need to look out for tricks some insurance companies play to try and sell these vehicles anyway.

Strawberry farmers cover their crop to save it from the freeze

The strawberry industry is a multi-million dollar one here in the state of Louisiana. That's why farmers across the area have been keeping a weathered eye on the freezing weather these past few days.

First-time and long-time meteor showers in forecast

Look to the heavens tonight and you may see something no earthling has seen before -- meteors from the comet Wirtanen.

$120 million investment will result in hundreds of new jobs

New jobs are coming to the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and other areas of the state due to a $120 million investment by Drax Biomass International Inc.

Outrage after buyout for sewer plant neighbors fails in Metro Council

A group of Scotlandville residents are determined to keep fighting East Baton Rouge Parish about the problems caused by a local sewer plant.

Top students at park elementary get early Christmas gifts

Some kids were rewarded for good grades and hard work Wednesday at Park Elementary. They walked into school Wednesday morning with no idea they would be riding out with brand new bikes.

Driver blows through red light, crashes into school bus

Some students in Denham Springs were late to school this morning. That’s because their bus was involved in a crash after a driver ran a red light.

'The Crest' coming soon to downtown Baton Rouge

A new sculpture is under construction in downtown Baton Rouge. The sculpture has been called "The Crest".