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'Sons of Guns' reality TV star arrested on molestation charges

A Baton Rouge reality star and gun dealer is now out of jail on bond. William Hayden, 49, was arrested Saturday, and booked into the EBR Parish Jail on crimes against nature and molestation charges.

Brookstown Middle Magnet School opens with high expectations

The first day of school is always the start of something new.

Ponchatoula man runs from TPSO, gets busted with large amount of cocaine

A Ponchatoula man is in jail for possessing a large amount of cocaine. Investigators say they arrested Roy Donald Metz, 26, on August 7, 2014 after he failed to pull over for speeding.

LSP finds almost 300 lbs of marijuana during I-12 traffic stop

In the wake of last week’s trip to the Texas/Mexico border for a security briefing and tour by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson is pleased to announce the discovery of appr

TPSO arrest Loranger woman for meth, outstanding warrants

A Loranger woman is now in jail on drug and traffic charges. Janaviene Bicknell, 26, was arrested after a deputy spotted her driving a damaged SUV, around 10:45 p.m. on August 10, 2014.

Zachary superintendent hopes success with Rachel's Challenge improves whole city

The Zachary Community School System says it is up to the challenge.

LSP seeking witnesses in July 22 Prairieville crash

Shortly after 7:30 am on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle crash involving an off-duty Baton Rouge City Police motorcycle officer and a green Jeep Wrangler.

Locals react to U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

Louisiana joins much of the country in its concern over the latest air strikes in Iraq.

Gonzales man runs from APSO at scene of heroin bust

Two men are now in the Ascension Parish Jail on drug and trespassing charges. Chief Tony Bacala says deputies arrested Irvin Mitchell after they saw Mitchell selling drugs in a parking lot on the night of August 7, 2014.

Gulf dead zone continues to grow; expect high shrimp prices again this year

It will be another tough year for Louisiana shrimpers. The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is back and growing larger.