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Driver dies after tree limb falls on car during severe weather

 Today’s storm indirectly claimed the life of a Baton Rouge man. The victim was driving his vehicle on College Drive when a massive tree limb fell on the roof of his car.

Officials hold press conference for St. John Parish tragedy, announce suspects

New developments have been released in yesterday's tragic shooting in St. John the Baptist Parish. State police held a press conference, announcing the six people charged in those shootings and their charges:

Local bride-to-be on 'Say Yes to the Dress'

A Denham Springs bride is will become a star tonight on the TLC reality show hit "Say Yes to the Dress."

I-12 to experience lane closures this weekend

On I-12 Eastbound from Drusilla to Millerville in Baton Rouge, two lanes may be closed Friday night, August 17 and Saturday night, August 18.

EBR school board rolls millage, generating millions

With property reassessments coming in about three-percent higher in East Baton Rouge, the school board was faced with a decision; keep the millage rate the same -- which would bring millions of dollars more to the system -- or roll the millage

Area homeless shelters to receive FEMA grant

Homeless shelters across the state are getting a financial boost from the FEMA, including shelters in EBR Parish. The money comes with the goal to help deal with homelessness in Louisiana and the entire country.

Assistance for Bayou Corne area residents to be available on Friday

Residents affected by the August 4 evacuation order resulting from the discovery of a sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish will begin receiving financial assistance beginning Friday, August 17.

Capital City residents discuss concerns over recent shootings cases

Four deputies shot in St. John Parish Thursday is the latest in a string of mass shootings that have happened across the country in just the past month.

Community holds blood drive, takes donations for St. John tragedy

In support of the St.

North American Salt’s Cote Blanche Mine in Louisiana receives over 400 safety violations in 3.5 year period

In recent weeks, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspectors have issued at least 21 citations to North American Salt for its health and safety conditions at its Cote Blanche, La., mine.