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Firefighters investigate fire at bakery

Baton Rouge Firefighters are investigating what sparked a fire at an area bakery. They say it happened just before 3:00 Sunday morning at Baum's Fine Pastries located in the 8,000 block of Florida Boulevard.

One death, 15 new cases of West Nile in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals uncovered 15 new West Nile cases this week, and reports one death from the disease.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing worker, company continues

The Coast Guard said they've stopped searching for a worker that went missing after Friday morning's platform explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

Local workers frustrated by layoffs from Hostess Brands shutdown

Dozens of local workers are looking for new jobs right before the holidays.

DOTD issues Thanksgiving holiday travel advisory

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday, November 22, through Sunda

Thanksgiving dining in the Capital area

If you like to relax so much on Thanksgiving Day that you’re willing to let someone else do the cooking, there are some great options in the Baton Rouge area - Restaurants doing their own Thanksgiving meals!

Learning from leaders: Mayor Holden talks local government to students at Runnel’s

Students at the Runnel’s School were eager to learn about the city government this morning from Mayor Kip Holden.

BRPD officer reassigned after alleged harassment

CATS passengers say Lieutenant Valdry, a more than 20-year veteran of BRPD is relentless in his harassment at the CATS terminal on Florida and 22nd street.

Two Louisiana-based banks merge, no impact to customers

A local bank is changing hands, and changing its name. Red River Bank announced it bought Fidelity Bank. Fidelity has 5 branches in the Greater Baton Rouge area, 50 employees, and more than $100-million in assets.

State could hand over control of main roads in Zachary

The Zachary City Council voted unanimously to consider taking over possession of certain state roads within the city limits.