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3 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
The prosecution is close to wrapping up its case against Dustin Musso, the man accused of killing his grandfather four years ago.
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Should vaccinations for children be legally required?
8 hrs ago | The Advocate
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.
9 hrs ago | The Advocate
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.
10 hrs ago | The Times
BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana National Guard personnel seeking benefits for same-sex spouses will have an easier time filing the requests, despite a state refusal to let its workers process the paperwork because of Louisiana's ban on gay marriage.
14 hrs ago | The Advocate
A Baton Rouge Metro Councilman concerned the proposed city of St. George would result in higher taxes and diminished services, said he will sponsor an ordinance to annex "each and every property owner in the unincorporated area of the parish that requests to become part of the city of Baton Rouge."
15 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported two convenience store clerks accused of underage alcohol sales were arrested Tuesday night.
17 hrs ago | WBRZ
BATON ROUGE, La.- Louisiana's higher education commissioner says he won't seek a contract renewal when his current deal with the Board of Regents ends in March.
Talcum powder was the suspicious substance found in the envelope Monday that also contained threats to District Attorney Hillar Moore III, Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte said Wednesday.
Instead of moving the popular Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet from its home off South Boulevard, Superintendent Bernard Taylor is now suggesting replicating and expanding the school a mile south on the campus of Polk Elementary.
Ten students have been expelled and 28 others have been suspended after a fight at a Baton Rouge charter school.
Investigators went to a Livingston Parish home late Tuesday night after getting some tips on the gruesome murder of Lindsay Ellixson, 21. Even though they went there on those tips, the arrest they made had to do with a sex offender.
State Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, confirmed Wednesday he would enter the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District.
EAST BATON ROUGE SCHOOL BOARD: 5 p.m., School Board Office, 1050 South Foster Drive.
Mandeville police are looking for three women accused of passing $1,100 in fake $100 bills at three clothing stores and then returning the clothes to stores in Baton Rouge in exchange for cash.
Sheriff's deputies have arrested two additional men in the case of a 12-year-old girl who told authorities she was repeatedly raped at her home in East Baton Rouge Parish over the past several months.
A woman trying on bras says she caught a man a man taking pictures of her in the store dressing room, and she ran topless through the store to help catch him.
Baton Rouge business leaders are gearing up for a campaign to educate the public about what they see as the potential negative impacts the proposed city of St. George could have on the parish at large.