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Juban Crossing may receive state funding

The long-delayed Juban Crossing project could get an injection of state money. State Senator Dale Erdey has filed a bill that would create a special fund in the state budget that would be dedicated to the shopping complex.

BREC Easter holiday operating hours

The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will close the administrative offices, 6201 Florida Blvd., on Fri., March 29 for Good Friday.

Governor Jindal announces plan to reform early childhood education

Governor Bobby Jindal announced his plan to implement early childhood education reforms, which he will pursue during the upcoming legislative session.

Unemployed worry about effects of Gov. Jindal's tax plan

Governor Bobby Jindal's tax plan underwent an upward revision that is raising questions among those struggling with the economy.

Bayou Corne sinkhole grows larger

In Assumption Parish, another huge chunk of land was swallowed up by the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. Now, the area's off limits to response workers until further notice.

Way of the Cross held in downtown Baton Rouge

Hundreds of Christians showed their faith on the streets of downtown Baton Rouge. They met at the Cathedral of St. Joseph for a Way of the Cross ceremony.

Baton Rouge Zoo's elephant, Judy, dies after long illness

Judy, an Asian elephant that lived at the Baton Rouge Zoo since 1974, has died. Judy was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was 46.

Public Service Commission working on 'do not text' list

The Public Service Commission wants to make sure you don't get spam text messages. The idea is based upon the “no call” list.

Victim robbed of puppies, cell phone and backpack

 On March 28, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Lafayette Police responded to the 1100 block of Moss Street regarding an armed robbery.

Lafayette police investigate fatal car accident

UPDATE - Traffic investigators have arrested the driver of the white Ford Crown Victoria in yesterday’s fatal crash.