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Troopers seek hit-and-run driver who killed 19-year-old man

A 19-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run diver early this morning. Troopers are asking for help from the public in identifying the driver who is responsible.

Vacant home destroyed in arson fire

Baton Rouge firefighters are investigating an arson fire at a vacant home in North Baton Rouge. They say it happened around 10:30 Saturday night in the 21 hundred block of Iroquois.

Bride dressed in pink to honor dad at Spanish Town wedding

Kendra and James Lee Froemming aren't your ordinary bride and groom.

Flamingo fans and fun lovers flock to Spanish Town Parade

Thousands of people put on pink and flocked to Downtown Baton Rouge Saturday for the annual Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade.

State leaders looking for pilot programs for Pre-K overhaul

State leaders are asking for applications from programs that are ready to change preschool education.

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, Crestworth Learning Academy and J.K. Haynes Elementary School.

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.

Body of Shaw man recovered from Cocodrie Bayou

Search and rescue officials recovered the body of a Shaw man from Cocodrie Bayou in Concordia Parish this morning, February 8.

Large crowd enjoys 2013 Southdowns parade

Before the weather rains on the parade season, a big crowd watched the annual Southdowns Parade Friday night. The theme of the parade was "time machine," and riders adopted various interpretations.

Spanish Town Parade rolls on Saturday

The annual Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade is less than a day away, and the entire neighborhood is ready to roll, decked out in their bright pink. As the traditional flamingos popped up, so did the barricades and decorations.