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BRPD has a new chief for the next 90 days

Baton Rouge's provisional Chief of Police will be sworn in today and remain in the position for the next 90 days. Tomorrow, the Baton Rouge Metro Council will discuss the possibility of changing the position to elected public vote.

Baton Rouge General earns national recognition for excellence in senior care

Baton Rouge General has earned designation as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) hospital from The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing.

Unrestrained driver killed in three-vehicle crash near Basile

An unrestrained driver died in a three-vehicle crash that happened over the weekend.

SU to hold ‘Stop the Violence’ march, vigil on anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

Students from Southern University will host a “Stop the Violence March” tomorrow afternoon to commemorate the one year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin as well as issues of violence in the Baton Rouge area.

Burbank to experience lane closures

Westbound LA 42 (Burbank Drive) will have an intermittent outside lane closure in the area between the intersection with Staring Lane Extension and the intersection with Lee Drive, weekdays from 9:00 a.m.

Glasgow Middle School students ‘recycled’ animal sculptures on display at Audubon Zoo

The Talented Visual Arts students in Geeta Dave’s class got some good news from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans recently – an invitation to exhibit the students’ life-sized animal sculpture made completely from recycled materia

BRPD: Total 'major crimes' decreased again in 2012

Crime numbers in Baton Rouge have either gotten better, worse, or stayed the same, because there are several ways to look at the final 2012 stats released by the Baton Rouge Police Department Monday.

North Oaks Medical Center Volunteer celebrates 95th birthday

Lawrence “Larry” Dominguez of Ponchatoula recently joined fellow volunteers at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond for a early celebration of his 95th birthday.

Sequestration could cost Louisiana more than $25 million in cuts to education

The federal government only has 4 days to stop spending cuts from going in to effect on March 1. If the cuts happen the Louisiana will lose $15.8 million for schools and $9.8 million for special education.

Homeless shelters seeing more women and children seeking help

With the cold temperatures lingering throughout the area, more homeless are seeking shelter but now it's the women and children looking for a little extra help.