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Louisiana Book Festival brings renowned authors to Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge will celebrate its love of reading Saturday. The annual Louisiana Book Festival starts at 10:00 a.m. and will run until 5:00 p.m.

One killed from motorcycle crash in Lake Charles

A man riding a motorcycle died early this morning after he lost control of his bike and crashed.

Voodoo fans: Know where to park to avoid a negative experience

The following is a list of parking regulations for visitors of the Voodoo Music Experience, as issued by the New Orleans Police Department. Event organizers have arranged for the following accommodations for parking:

Baton Rouge interstate construction frustrates drivers, even as it nears completion

Drivers have been crawling their way through construction zones on I-10 and I-12 for the last three years.

Southern University dropping two educational programs

Tough news for Southern University. Budget cuts are forcing the school to slash two programs: the master's program in mass communications and the doctor of philosophy program in physical education are being removed.

Baton Rouge ranks number one for HIV and Aids nationwide

The Louisiana Commission on HIV/Aids and Hepatitis C met with the Governor yesterday for the first time in more than two years to discuss the sobering statistics.

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.