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I-10 widening project nears completetion

DOTD said it won't be long until all lanes of I-10 are open near Essen and Siegen. The widening project that started years ago is in the last few weeks.

LSU Law students 'tackle' charity for Make-A-Wish Foundation

While the eyes of the football world may be on New Orleans this weekend for the Super Bowl, the LSU Law School students will be putting down the books and putting on the pads to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Barristers Bowl IX.<

Man dies in overnight house fire on 79th Street

A 30-year-old man died last night after he was unable to escape his home when a fire broke out.

Day three of search for missing firefighter ends with no new developments

Day three of a search for a missing Baton Rouge firefighter proved unsuccessful. Crews will take to the water again tomorrow morning. Jacob Lewis, 28, went missing on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at roughly 3:00 p.m.

‘Operation Save a Life’ offers free smoke detectors to those who cannot afford them

In an effort to save more lives, State Fire Marshall Butch Browning is reminding people that fire alarms are the best protection.

Family of ten loses home but remains intact

Sydney Williams surveyed the damage of the home she and nine other family members lived in Friday. While no two legged members of the family were home at the time the blaze started, her three beloved dogs were.

Owner of Smoothie World in Lafayette subject of bizarre hostage incident

The owner of a Smoothie World in Lafayette is in the hospital for non-medical issues after he allegedly fought deputies and displayed some bizarre behavior.

Two vehicle fatal crash results in death of Port Allen man

A car accident in East Baton Rouge Parish has resulted in the death of a Port Allen man.

Donaldsonville to revamp levee area

In Donaldsonville, people there are hoping a new project brings new business. The city's getting a $780,000 state grant to complete a levee improvement project.

Gonzales Kmart announces breach at pharmacy due to discarded files

The Kmart Pharmacy in Gonzales accidentally threw out files with personal information from its customers. Although officials do not believe this could create a safety breach, they do want customers to be aware of the error.