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Stanford FBI Investigation

If you’ve invested in the Stanford Financial Group in the last couple of years the FBI would like to talk to you. Last month, fraud charges were filed against company chairman Robert Allen Stanford and other top officials.

Tigers Smash Southeastern, 16-5

Freshman left-hander Chris Matulis won his third game in three starts Tuesday night and third-ranked LSU broke open a close game with a six-run fourth inning as the Tigers defeated Southeastern Louisiana, 16-5 at Alumni Field. The victory was LSU’

Colonels Slip Past Southern, 3-2

Centerfielder Chris Murrill drove a two-out double to right center, plating shortstop Steven Gauthe for the winning run as the Colonels defeated Southern 3-2 Tuesday night at Ray Didier Field. Nicholls improves to 6-7 on the season, while the Jagu

LSU Sweeps Big SEC Hoops Awards

LSU senior guard Marcus Thornton was named Tuesday as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and his first-year LSU Coach Trent Johnson was named the Coach of the Year as the league revealed the voting for the coaches’ SEC award winners. L

No Four-Peat for Christian Life, Episcopal Falls

Baton Rouge area teams aren't having any success at the Top 28 boys' basketball tournament in Lafayette.

Running out of Room

A new jail with the same old problem. The new Livingston Parish prison opened just weeks ago. It was supposed to solve the overcrowding problem, but our Emily Turner says that’s not the case.

Pipeline Explosion in Vacherie

A blast killed one and injured three men working on an oil pipeline in St. James Parish. It happened on Marathon Petroleum Facility in Vacherie, right next to Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Plant.

BR Economy Booming

The Baton Rouge economy is booming according to sales tax numbers. There’s been a 5% increase in sales tax collections since January last year.

FedEx Printing Résumés Free Tuesday

It’s a word seldom heard these days, “free” but as our Morgan Rose finds out, people job hunting have something to celebrate today. Finally, something positive to report about the economy. FedEx is offering free résumé printing for anyone.