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Officials looking for daytime burglars

The St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in gathering any information you might have regarding recent day time break-ins in the Opelousas/Sunset area.

BREC alcohol plan approved by EBR Metro Council

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council made another change to parish alcohol laws Wednesday, expanding access to alcohol at BREC facilities.

DOTD wants to expand Essen to six lanes

A plan to expand Essen Lane is one closer to a reality tonight. A public meeting was held last night to talk about the possibility of expanding Essen from Perkins to I-10.

Police educate public about railroad crossing safety by giving out tickets

Did you know you need to stop at least 15 feet from the nearest rail at crossings when warning signals say a train is approaching?

Baton Rouge soon to have hurricane preparedness app

There's an app for almost everything. Soon, there will be one to help you prepare for hurricanes.

IBM bringing hundreds of jobs to Baton Rouge

IBM has annouced the company will set up shop in Baton Rouge. 1,300 people will be hired as part of the new IBM Services Center.

East Baton Rouge residents react to news of gangs

30 street gangs live in East Baton Rouge Parish. That's according to a study released by District Attorney Hillar Moore. Moore says 50 percent of murders during past 2 years were gang related.

Iberia Parish officials arrests seven on sex offender charges

Seven Iberia Parish men have been arrested for violating laws associated with convicted sex offenders.

Minden man defrauds businesses, sells fake newspaper ads

A Minden man was transferred to Caddo Correctional Center for allegedly selling bogus newspaper ads in the area.

Man wanted for January murder in Baton Rouge found in Lafayette

Baton Rouge detectives have found a man wanted in the January 5 murder of Keith Matthews. Fugitive Shingo Edwards has been arrested. Crime Stoppers received information that Edwards was at a hotel in Lafayette.