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Japanese news agency to visit Louisiana to fish, eat Asian Carp

Louisiana will play host to some special visitors starting tomorrow. Kyoto News, a major news agency in Japan, is sending a team from President Obama's inauguration ceremony straight to Venice, Louisiana.

NAACP holds march for Dr. Martin Luther King

The Baton Rouge chapter of the NAACP held a march to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Members of the Capitol City's faith community led the march early this morning, and dozens of people joined in.

Preschool Palooza takes over Cortana Mall

Dozens of parents packed Cortana Mall for their chance to pickup an East Baton Rouge Parish School System Pre-K application.

Neighbors in Ventress believe close to a dozen horses close to death due to neglect

Six months ago 20 horses were moved on to the five acre property next to Randall Gremillion's house in Ventress. At first the Gremillion's were excited with their new neighbors.

Donaldsonville High School group attends presidential inauguration

Five Donaldsonville High School students, along with the school’s principal and counselors, are in Washington D.C. for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Local fire department holding fundraiser, blood drive for three-month-old girl

The St. Amant Fire Department continues to take care of the community with a fundraiser for a very special little girl.

Traffic crash ends elderly woman to hospital

Baton Rouge Police are investigating a traffic crash that occurred this morning around 10:40 a.m. in the 9800 block of Greenwell Springs Road at the intersection of Platt Drive.

Company may use 3D imaging to speed up sinkhole recovery efforts

In Assumption Parish, a new plan could shave months off the investigation into the Bayou Corne sinkhole. Texas Brine could start using 3D imaging at the site of that sinkhole; the other option was to drill two 6,000 foot wells.

Krewe sues over trademark dispute with vodka maker

A Mardi Gras-themed vodka was served papers by the “King of Carnival” for a trademark dispute.

Fire destroys home, elderly resident escapes unharmed

The home of an elderly man was completely destroyed by a fire this morning.