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BRPD hosts 'The Equalizer' self-defense class for women

The Baton Rouge Police Department will be hosting "The Equalizer," a free self-defense class for women. The sixteen-hour class will be offered in four parts on the following nights; April 23, 25, 30, and May 2.

Governor Jindal parks tax reform package, still pushes for phase out of income taxes

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal delivered his address to the opening of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session where he announced that he is parking his tax reform package and asking legislators to send him a bill to phase out income taxes.

Lottery announces final Saints Second-Chance drawing deadline

The Louisiana Lottery is calling all Saints fans to mail in any remaining nonwinning $5 I LOVE MY SAINTS scratch-off tickets for its final second-chance drawing to win a 2013 Saints Prize Package, including season tickets.

Lafayette’s Most Wanted Fugitive releases YouTube video explaining his case

A fugitive with a lengthy criminal history released a video on YouTube explaining his reasoning for skipping out on a court date.

Hammond man arrested after stabbing female victim with screwdriver

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Department has charged a man with battery charges after a domestic dispute with a female.

Lawmakers to spend the next 2 months at the Capital for legislative session

Starting today, lawmakers will spend the next two months working to enact new laws and find a balance among controversial topics.

Large gray attraction leaving BREC'S Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will soon say goodbye to a big grey attraction.  Zoo officials want to move Bozie, the 37-year-old Asian Elephant, to a new zoo.  Bozie's buddy Judy died in March.

Body of missing Hammond man found

On Sunday, April 7, 2013, at approximately 1:15 p.m., members of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division recovered the body of Victor Manuel Navarro, 32, of Hammond, Louisiana from the Myrtle Grove Canal.

LSU Colleges of Science and Engineering collaborate to optimize oil production

Juan Lorenzo, associate professor of geology & geophysics, and Arash Dahi Taleghani, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, recently received funding to simulate real fracturing treatments through the establishment of a hydraulics fr

St. Martin Parish man arrested after stealing cash, food from schools

A Breaux Bridge man has been placed under arrest after stealing items from schools.