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Fire destroys bedroom in Baton Rouge home

The Baton Rouge Fire Deparment put out a house fire in the 2400 block of Fairchild. They say the blaze just after 2:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

Controlled burn scheduled for this evening, some evacuations required

Before officials can reopen the Interstate, several people living near the crash will have to evacuate from the area. That's expected to happen some time after 10:00 p.m. tonight.

Continued delays: Specialists consult to determine plan for removal of leaking chemical

An early morning crash on I-10 put the brakes on traffic in Baton Rouge and no relief seems to be in sight.

EBR Parish school bus routes affected by Interstate closure

Due to a major traffic accident on Interstate 10 early this morning, which has closed a section of the Interstate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System has experienced service delays with many of its school bus routes in the southeast part

One in nine Louisiana citizens owed state money

There's a good chance Louisiana owes you money, according to Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy.

Kleinpeter Dairy begin 'Name the Calf' contest for Sweetie Pie

Kleinpeter Farms Dairy is conducting a name the calf contest for the calf born to celebrity cow Sweetie Pie Kleinpeter at the Kleinpeter Dairy farm last month. The female calf was born at 12:00 a.m., July 3, 2012.

Wall Street Journal covers BR’s crime rate

Baton Rouge's crime rate is front page news in a national newspaper. In the Wall Street Journal, they say violence in the Capitol City is on the rise.

Pedestrian struck, killed in Livingston Parish crash

Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last night shortly after 9:00 pm.

Funeral services for Mickey Shunick announced

A celebration of life will be held at a later date for Michaela "Mickey" Shunick, who passed away on May 19, 2012. Details will be released to the public as they are finalized.

Denham Springs teen goes missing without cell phone, medication

Detectives in the Juvenile Division of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office are looking for Ashley Brown, 17, of LA Highway 16 in Denham Springs. She was last seen on Sunday, Aug. 19, at her home.