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MADD hosts holiday memorial

Families affected by drunk drivers came together Saturday for a Christmas tree dedication and remembrance ceremony hosted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Remains of BR pilot killed during Vietnam War returned for burial

The body of Baton Rouge serviceman killed in the line of duty during the Vietnam War will finally be returned to his family for a burial with full military honors.

BRPD Chief White weighs in on possible move of headquarters

BRPD Chief Dewayne White is weighing in on the possibility of moving BRPD headquarters to the old Woman’s Hospital building. He says the move will greatly improve the work done by his officers.

Coast Guard held commemoration ceremony for men who died aboard White Alder

A Coast Guard commemoration ceremony was held downtown today for the 17 men who died aboard the White Alder.

LSU School of Social Work to assist BRPD with crime data analysis

LSU's School of Social Work has helped East Baton Rouge Parish land a $1.5 million grant for the BRAVE project.

Fire victims surprised by community generosity

The Parker family, 23 members strong, has a new home. And they got it in the way that guides their lives: devotion to religion.

$7,000 reward being offered for arrest in illegal black bear kills

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering a reward after a pair of black bears that were illegally killed last week.

City-parish intents to buy former Woman’s Hospital for $10 million

The City-Parish has signed a letter of intent to buy the former Woman's Hospital located on Airline Hwy. The property comes with a $10 million price tag.

Future of Lee High magnet program discussed

Robert E Lee High School is turning into a magnet school in the fall. What hasn't been decided yet though is what type.

Louisiana starts flu vaccinations today

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is putting up a fight - a fight against the flu that is.