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DOTD promises a quick end to I-10 widening

Soon the sounds of construction on I-10 will give way to the sound of cars humming along the new six lane interstate, and the morning commute will become bearable again.

Search for possible rape suspect placed elementary school on lock down

Police had to place an elementary school on lock down this morning while they searched for a man who is accused of raping a woman.

Car flips on Burbank, no one injured

A car flipped in the 6500 block of Burbank this morning. Louisiana state police say this car rolled into a ditch in a wooded area. No one was hurt, mostly due to the passengers wearing seatbelts.

EBRSO delivers toys to kids as part of their 'Christmas Crusade'

Today, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and the Baton Rouge Constable's Office donated gifts to families in need. The Christmas Crusade for Children received 3,000 applications for gifts this year.

Students proud to attend vigil for Sandy Hook shooting victims

More than 100 people gathered at Alexander Park Wednesday night to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last week.

Salvation Army hands out toys in Baker

The Salvation Army spread a little Christmas cheer today. The charity organization is teaming up with Toys for Tots to give Christmas gifts to more than 5,000 children this holiday season as part of their Angel Tree program.

Keep crooks out your Christmas gifts

The Christmas Spirit moves some people to buy presents and decorate their doors. Others it's an open invitation to take someone else's stuff.

Gun owners respond to president's newly formed task force

Jonathan Pannia stopped in to a Baton Rouge gun store shortly after noon on Wednesday, just over an hour after President Obama announced plans to form a task force to explore legislation to prevent tragedies like the massacre at Sandy Hook Elem

Job summit provides disabled workers with the tools to find jobs

An employment summit today helped disabled workers learn how to find their next job.

Motorists gain small relief from I-10 widening construction project

Motorists in Baton Rouge will be happy to know that one of the many construction projects on I-10 has been completed. Today DOTD announced the Essen Lane off-ramp from I-10 eastbound is officially finished.