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Baton Rouge sculptor to enter international arts contest

A local man will represent Baton Rouge in an internationally-acclaimed art festival. Cetin Atec was selected to bring his sculptures to the international Sculpture Objects & Functional Arts competition in Chicago next week.

Tremor reported at Bayou Corne sinkhole site

The Assumption Parish Police Jury said a tremor was reported at the site of the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. The tremor occurred just after 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night. The tremor was large enough for waves to be seen.

Coaches suspended due to excessive rant at youth football game

An investigation sparked by a halftime rant that was caught video has resulted in the suspension and probation of two youth league football coaches.

Outpatient surgery center to become 'mini-hospital'

Soon there will be a new place for patients to get treatment in the Baton Rouge area. LSU's Outpatient Clinic on Perkins is getting a makeover. The facility is being turned into a small hospital.

A 'Katniss' for New Orleans 'Hunger Games' Spoof

You knew it was coming: A Hunger Games spoof.

Compromise could lead to passage of Sunday alcohol sales law

Compromise may lead to a repealing of East Baton Rouge's blue laws when Metro Council convenes on Wednesday.

People hope job fair will turn their luck around

Life hasn't been easy for 42 year-old Shelton Watson. "I've struggled. I've lost my apartment. I lost my job, had no income, had nowhere to stay," says Watson.

ATC’s newest member: A synthetic marijuana-detecting K-9

Louisiana Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert has announced the establishment of an elite K-9 unit. ATC’s newest member is trained to detect odors associated with synthetic marijuana.

Louisiana voters: What you need to know before you vote on constitutional amendments

In addition to President of the United States, EBR Mayor-President, and other local races, there are nine constitutional amendments you'll have a chance to vote on.

Mayor Kip Holden to help celebrate National Food Day at Glasgow Middle School tomorrow

Wednesday, October 24 is National Food Day, and Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden and the partners from his Healthy Baton Rouge Initiative will join forces with Congressman Bill Cassidy, Glasgow Middle School, the LSU Ag Center, l