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Opelousas Woman to Plead 'Not Guilty' in Child's Death

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A defense attorney says an Opelousas woman accused in the shaking death of her infant will plead not guilty to a second-degree murder charge. Latonia Lavergne was arrested Wednesday by the St.

Deadly Crash on Highway 190

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Baton Rouge men died when the car they were in struck an oak tree and split in half in East Baton Rouge Parish. State police say speed may have been a factor in the accident that killed 44-year-old Ricky E.

Controversy Surrounding Career Diploma

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three months after the state Legislature authorized a new diploma to trim the high school dropout rate, arguments keep swirling around the issue.

Residents Want Bus Stop Near O'neal Intersection

Residetns living near the O'neal and South Harrel's Road intersection say they are in need of a bus route.They say in order to get to work to downtown baton rouge they have walk from O'neal lane, under I-12, to Florida Boulevard.

Suspected Flasher Behind Bars

Livingston Parish deputies have arrested 47 year old Robert Armstrong after he allegedly flashed female victims at a park in Denham Springs. Several women complained that 47-year-old robert armstrong was touching himself inappropriately, while

Free Smoking Cessation Classes in Baton Rouge Area

Working with the local parish governments, the Capital Area Human Services District (CAHSD) announced today a joint effort to kick-off a Tobacco Cessation program in the greater Baton Rouge area.

FNBR Safety Alert: BRPD Seeking Attempted Murder Suspect

A Fox News Baton Rouge Safety alert: Baton Rouge Police are looking for this man - 25-year-old Murphy Young. BRPD says this man shot a 25-year-old victim on 71st Street Wednesday night.

Louisiana Shrimpers to Meet Monday

The next meeting of the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force will be held Monday, September 28, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at LDWF Headquarters located at 2000 Quail Drive in the Louisiana Room. The agenda for Monday’s meeting is as follows: I. Call to order II.