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Metro Council to allow casinos to serve liquor after 2:00 a.m.

The Metro Council said that riverboat casinos here in the Capitol City should be able to serve liquor around the clock.

EBR officials one step closer to buying new police station

Both the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are one step closer to having a new home.

Sinkhole-affected residents to soon have the option to be bought out

Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that Texas Brine is committed to buying land from residents of Bayou Corne that wish to move away from the area.

Devoted New Orleans teacher vanishes without a trace

Terrilynn Monette had no problem uprooting her life to help children.

Pipeline fire continues to burn after tug boat collision

A pipeline fire that severely injured a tug boat captain continues to burn this afternoon.

LOCATED: Grandmother found safe after going missing

UPDATE: ORIGINAL: A 57-year-old grandmother has been reported missing by family members.

'Tell Tara' meeting uncovers wide variety of causes for concern

Councilwoman Tara Wicker hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night where people could share their concerns about a wide variety of issues.

Course Choice expands educational opportunities for Louisiana students

Online registration for the Louisiana Course Choice Program is now available for students across the state.

Moving truck totals parked car while backing out

A scary scene today on Millerville and Marlow – a moving truck completely crushed another car.

Baton Rouge leads nation in AIDS cases

For the second year in a row, Baton Rouge leads the nation in AIDS cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Baton Rouge has the highest AIDS cases per capita in the nation and second highest amount of HIV cases.