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Local recording artist has all music equipment stolen

"Steel" Bill Tharpe is a Louisiana native, who's recorded songs with everyone from Macy Gray to rapper Bun B.

BREC employess fear programs may be cut

Fred Allen work for BREC. The parks commission decided on Thursday not to approve a tax that would have added $1.5 million to BREC's $50 million budget.

Single engine plane crashes in Iberia Parish, pilot survives

A single engine plane crashed this morning in Iberia Parish. The pilot was transported to a local hospital, but the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

First sign language interpreter class graduates from DPS&C program

Eleven graduates lined the stage at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. All are offenders in the custody of the Louisiana Department of public safety and corrections, and all are part of the first graduating sign language interpreter program.

Thousands lose power in Sherwood Forest area

In Baton Rouge, thousands spend about two hours without power at a time when it felt almost 105 degrees outside. Most of the outages were in the south Sherwood Forest area.

Community helps raise funds for dog shot while protecting family from robber

It was a normal Monday night for the McCaskill family. Never did they think they the sound of a gunshot would be heard, or that they would have to deal with a tragedy.

Baton Rouge AIDS Society holding 24-hour HIV testing

Advocates for National HIV Testing Day are asking you to be part of the solution by finding out your HIV status.

3 year old drowns in Livingston Parish

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office is investigating the drowning death of a 3 year old.

Explosion leaves Morgan City without power

Thousands of people are waking up in the dark in Morgan City after an explosion at the city's main power plant.

Keeping your kid cool in record heat

For many parents the thought of triple digits temperatures immediately makes them think about the safety of their children in the sun.