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House fire ravages BR residence

An early morning blaze heavily damaged a Baton Rouge home.

DOTD designates April as Highway Safety Awareness Month

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today the state’s month-long campaign to promote safe driving practices, especially emphasizing the need to use extreme caution while driving through work zones.

Huge increase in high school grads throughout the state

There is a big increase in the number of kids graduating high school in Louisiana. Governor Jindal said just over half of the districts in the state have more kids getting their cap and gown.

Memorial ceremony held at USS KIDD to commemorate attack

An emotional anniversary was remembered today on board the USS KIDD in Baton Rouge – a kamikaze plane hit the side of the ship 68 years ago today. The attack happened just off the coast of Okinawa, which is south of Japan.

EBR coroner warns of positional asphyxia; could kill infants, adults

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner is trying to raise awareness of a type of accidental suffocation. Positional asphyxia happens to both children and adults when the way they're laying down and don’t get enough oxygen.

Baker trio could face 30 years in jail for possession of 100 lbs of marijuana

A career criminal, his wife and business partner are all behind bars tonight facing 30 years in jail for allegedly selling a massive amount of drugs in the Baker area.

Boil advisory issued for portions of Iberville Parish

A boil alert advisory has been issued for Iberville Parish Water District 3 customers located on Hwy. 992-3 (Tenant Road) from Highway 75 (Belleview Road) to Hwy.

Saints agree to terms with tackle Jason Smith

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms with free agent tackle Jason Smith on a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Local meat packing company recalling over 20,000 pounds of deli meat

Manda Packing Company, a Baker, La., establishment, is recalling approximately 20,166 pounds of cooked roast beef deli meat due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S.

Naked man involved in crash fights with deputy, gets tased

Troopers are currently investigating a bizarre officer-involved shooting incident that began with a traffic crash and ended with a naked man being tased.