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Caddo Dist. Judge Scott Crichton, Louisiana State Supreme Court hopeful, heard their vows at 11 a.m. Thirty minutes later -- a Champagne Brunch to seal the deal.
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A lawsuit challenging heat conditions on Death Row as unsafe for inmates at the state penitentiary was filed during the thick of Louisiana's hot and humid summer.
GINGERBREAD TEA: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. The 4th Annual Baton Rouge General Gingerbread Tea will raise funds for women's and children's programs at the hospital and will feature Santa photos, a silent auction and more.
A Pineville man lost his life in a single vehicular crash in East Baton Rouge on Friday evening.
Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday for the new Ochsner Health Center-Denham Springs at 137 Veterans Blvd. The 12,683-square-foot clinic will feature an urgent care area, 27 exam rooms, primary care services, and laboratory and imaging services.
Holiday MarchA©: Noon to 6 p.m., Addis Community Center, 7520 La. 1 South, Addis.
Terrance A. Thornton, 21, recently spent more than 500 consecutive days in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison before his release in late September, about two weeks after he pleaded guilty in the February 2012 robbery and shooting of Thomas Loupe, son of Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe.
A state district court judge on Friday increased the bail for two Port Allen men who now face more serious allegations in the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl, according to records released by the 18th Judicial District Court.
COMPOST BIN AND RAIN BARREL SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial Stadium, 1702 Foss St. Discounted backyard compost bins or rain barrels will be available for sale.
It's just more than an hour after classes finished at Westdale Elementary on Dec. 5, but there's handful of classrooms down one science and English hallway that are anything but empty.
An investigation is underway into the death of a boater in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said a man died in a boating accident on the Blood River Thursday afternoon.
Firefighters were working to extinguish a fire that began Friday morning at the Time Out Lounge on Old Hammond Highway and spread to a nearby strip mall, according to Curt Monte of the Baton Rouge Fire Department.
Freshman LSU running back Jeryl Brazil is once again in trouble with the law, but this time it is for being connected to a burglary in the Baton Rouge area.
The prosecution is close to wrapping up its case against Dustin Musso, the man accused of killing his grandfather four years ago.
CANS FOR A CAUSE: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Capital Area Corporate Recycling, 1400 Main St. Participants can drop off canned goods to be donated to The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for the holiday food drive at the warehouse.
Authorities issued two new aggravated rape warrants Thursday in the case of a 12-year-old girl who told officials she was raped repeatedly at her home in East Baton Rouge Parish.