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LSU professor says new school district could overly strain existing system

A study by LSU economics professor James Richardson sheds some new light on the strain an independent school district could cause on the existing East Baton Rouge School system.

Press conference held by officials discussing St. John Parish tragedy

Louisiana State Police and St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre held a press conference on this morning's shooting tragedy near LaPlace, where four St. John Parish deputies were shot.

UPDATE: Two cleanup workers rescued from Assumption sinkhole

UPDATE: During cleanup activities this morning, an additional 50’ feet of property on the SW side of the site fell into the sinkhole.

Race for EBR Mayor becomes official today

The race for the Mayor’s office became official today and both candidates filed their qualification papers in Baton Rouge. Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Walker made it official after he filed his papers to run for EBR Mayor-President

Young man from Clayton killed in ATV crash

Early this morning, a crash involving an ATV killed a man from Clayton, La.

Fire destroys Shreveport funeral home

A fire destroyed the Patterson Funeral home Wednesday morning on the 1200 block of North Hearne Avenue.

EPA Awards $25,000 to help protect, restore the Basin's Wetlands, Waterways

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Inc.

State Police work with advocacy group to gain better ways of helping victims of sexual abuse

The Louisiana State Police is working with PAVE, a sexual victim survivor advocacy group, for the second year in a row.

25 escorted loads moving drilling equipment to Bayou Corne

Throughout the day the Louisiana State Police will be assisting Texas Brine in moving equipment needed to drill a relief well at the location of the sinkhole in Bayou Corne.

BRPD blocks off Market Place to investigate 'suspicious vehicle'

UPDATE: The Baton Rouge Police Department has cleared the scene and reports that no explosives were discovered. All roadways are now open and those who were evacuated are allowed back in the area.