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Officials say water company ruptured gas line while digging


Some drivers ran into problems due to a partial road closure on South Choctaw Drive in Baton Rouge that was caused by a ruptured gas line Thursday morning. The roadway has been reopened.

Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers


The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24 hours in the latest mass...

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000


The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Major parking study gets underway in downtown Baton Rouge Video included


The Downtown Development District will conduct an extensive parking study in downtown Baton Rouge beginning Thursday that will assess existing spaces, as well as areas where more can be created.

Attorney gives details on Scott Rogers' troubled past Video included


Baton Rouge television celebrity Scott Rogers was shot to death Wednesday, just as a federal grand jury was hearing a case that, in Rogers' eyes, had the potential to destroy him, his attorney said.

Tests reveal deadly amoeba in St. John the Baptist Parish water system Video included


The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) reported Naegleria fowleri turned up in St. John Water District 1, which serves more than 12,000 people in Reserve, Garyville and Mt. Airy.

Community rallies around BR General Mid City Video included


Hundreds of cheering doctors, nurses and other staff stood behind Baton Rouge General Mid City administrators and area leaders to announce 11th-hour Louisiana funding for their emergency room.

Second class in Baker workforce program graduates


Another class of prepared workers has graduated from the Baker Workforce program . Through this program, students are taught various trade skills such as welding, pipefitting, and water operations. 

Officials looking for car burglar suspect Video included


Deputies have named a suspect wanted in a string of burglaries in Prarieview Homes. 

Man arrested at BRCC for terrorizing


A man is behind bars after he allegedly said he was planning to shoot people at a college.Damien McCray, 17, was taken into custody by the Baton Rouge Community College Police at around 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Livingston Parish officials identify armed man killed in deputy-involved shooting Video included


Officials have released the name of an armed man shot and killed by deputy rounds in Livingston Parish. He is 48-year-old Freddie W. LeBlanc.

4-year-old expelled over his mother's Facebook post


A 4-year-old child was expelled from a Florida school because of a message his mom posted on her Facebook.

DirecTV reports outages resolved in US


After a four-hour outage, satellite television provider DirecTV has resolved its nationwide outage of local channels on Wednesday.

DHH, Baton Rouge General agree on deal to keep Mid-City ER open Video included


Baton Rouge General made plans to eventually close its Mid-City hospital emergency room, but a last-minute deal on Wednesday with the Department of Health and Hospitals will keep the ER open.

Dutton Road in Prairieville will close Sept. 2 Video included


If you frequent Dutton Road off of Highway 73 in Prairieville, you will need to find another route. 

Sheriff: TV personality Scott Rogers killed by son-in-law in murder, attempted suicide Video included


Baton Rouge television personality Scott Rogers was shot and killed inside his home in St. Gabriel, La. Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say they believe his son-in-law shot and killed Rogers and then turned the gun on himself, but survived.

Jindal sues Obama administration over Common Core Video included


Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday morning against President Barack Obama's administration over the Common Core education standards.

Vannoy named new LSU Alumni president, CEO


Cliff Vannoy has been named president and CEO of the LSU Alumni Association. Vannoy previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the organization.

Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse


If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

'Sons of Guns' series canceled after actor charged with aggravated rape Video included


The Discovery Channel has announced the "Sons of Guns" series has been canceled after the founder of Red Jacket Firearms William Hayden was charged with aggravated rape of a 12-year-old.

Shreveport father and son to compete on Survivor: Blood vs. Water Video included


A Shreveport father and son will compete on Survivor: Blood vs. Water in San Juan Del Sur this fall.

Wednesday morning 2-alarm fire destroys house near Walker Video included


Fire District 10 and Fire District 4 were called to a fire north of Walker, La around 11:30 a.m.The fire happened in the 38000 block of Acres Drive.

Uzi recoil causes girl to fatally shoot gun instructor Video included


Authorities in northwest Arizona said the recoil on an automatic Uzi while in the hands of a 9-year-old girl led to a weapon instructor's fatal shooting.

Insta-gator: Farm-raised alligators help population roar back

Mid-August through early September marks brings a population explosion in Louisiana, as baby alligators hatch in the marsh and on alligator ranches.

Ascension Parish Council breaks ground on new governmental complex Video included


The Ascension Parish Council held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning for the new $6 million facility at its future location on East Worthey Street in Gonzales.

SPCA of Livingston collects enough donations to pay bills and reopen Video included


The animal fostering program that was forced to close Tuesday because of overwhelming veterinary bills posted on its Facebook page that it has received enough donations to pay off its current bills.

Bourbon Street shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Trung Le, the only suspect arrested in the deadly Bourbon Street mass shooting on June 29, has pleaded not guilty.

Proposal looks to have feral cats neutered and released Video included


The Companion Animal Alliance is asking the Metro Council to allow it to catch, neuter and release community cats. CAA says it will also vaccinate them against rabies.

Report: About 1,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children live in Louisiana


Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to put a stop to illegal immigrants coming into Louisiana. About 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children are living in the state.

Tanker bursts into flames on I-10; all lanes re-opened Video included

A tanker carrying 8,600 gallons of gasoline burst into flames Tuesday after it was cut off by another vehicle and overturned on Interstate 10.

Family of American has trouble believing he was with ISIS


U.S. officials and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Douglas McCain was fighting for ISIS.

Baby in critical condition after being left in trash can Video included


Neighbors found the infant Tuesday, after hearing a sound coming from their trash can. 

LSU's season opener against Wisconsin officially sold out

All tickets for the Aug. 30 matchup between No. 13 LSU and No. 14 Wisconsin at the second annual AdvoCare Texas Kickoff in NRG Stadium have been sold.


Natchitoches student dies from head trauma; alleged attacker charged with manslaughter Video included

Johnquaries Smith, 18, a Natchitoches Central High School student, has died after an attack at his school Monday. Johnquaries Smith, 18, a Natchitoches Central High School student, has died after an attack at his school Monday.
Updated: Aug 26, 2014 04:56 PM

The 18-year-old Natchitoches student who was left fighting for his life after an incident at school has died Tuesday morning.

Woman at center of LSU sex-scandal responds to allegations Video included


New shots fired from the woman at the center of a sex scandal against LSU former Alumni president.

State workers could see increase in health insurance Video included


State workers could see a spike in out-of-pocket costs and higher deductibles for health insurance.

American woman is being held hostage in Syria


The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been...

Travel experts say gas will be cheaper this holiday weekend Video included


Labor Day weekend is just days away and some people are gearing up to drive to their vacation destinations. Some may think they will spend a pretty penny on gas, but experts say drivers will actually save.

Judge set to render decision related to court involvement in Mary Roper termination hearing Video included


A hearing related to the lawsuit filed by the parish attorney of East Baton Rouge against the Metro Council went before a judge Tuesday morning, but he will not make a ruling until Friday.

Study reveals ExxonMobil's economic impact in the community Video included


Officials with ExxonMobil Baton Rouge recently revealed how much of an economic impact their facilities have on the community. 

Drones to buzz Downtown Baton Rouge for parking feasibility study Video included


Drones may be seen flying in Downtown Baton Rouge Thursday, according to the Baton Rouge Business Report. The Baton Rouge Business Report says Downtown Development District Executive Director Davis Rhorer will request approval from the Metro Council at its meeting Wednesday to enter into a $49,500 contract with AECOM to assess parking patterns on the streets and surface parking lots.

IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths


Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions


The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power...

Financial hardship cripples SPCA of Livingston Parish Video included


There's a call for help from the Livingston Parish SPCA. Monday night, the group posted on its Facebook page that they were closing temporarily, due to money problems. "We are on what we call a pull hold," said Brandi Pearson. 

Teacher charged for second sexual relationship with student Video included

A Baton Rouge teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy is now facing additional charges for allegations of a second inappropriate relationship with a student.

LeBlanc named new principal of Zachary High School


Joe LeBlanc has been named the new principal of Zachary High School.

Southern getting new scoreboard


The Jaguar Nation will have a new scoreboard to check out the scores during home games this year.

Woman accused of trafficking juveniles into prostitution

A 38-year-old woman from Marrero is facing a combined total of more than 200 years in prison. That's the maximum sentence if she's convicted for charges related to the trafficking of juveniles for sexual purposes.

Judge delays sentencing for man convicted in deadly 'road rage' crash


The man convicted of five counts of vehicular homicide in a deadly “road rage” crash will get to remain free for another month before learning his fate after his sentencing hearing was delayed.

Hazmat officials cleaning up diesel spill after 18-wheeler tanker ruptures

In Baker Tuesday morning, an 18-wheeler ran over debris in the roadway and ruptured the diesel tank causing 48 gallons of diesel fuel to leak on the shoulder of the road. 

Cyclist seriously injured by hit-and-run crash Video included

A 40-year-old man is in the hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle. The driver took off, and police are asking for any witnesses to step forward with information.

Brees family welcomes fourth child

Drew Brees and his wife Brittany welcomed a new baby girl on Tuesday. Brees tweeted that his wife and baby girl are happy and healthy.

Public relations 'icon' Bill Michelet passes away


Longtime public relations executive and community leader Bill Michelet passed away Monday. He was 82 years old. A longtime friend said Michelet was an "icon" of public relations.

DCFS seizes $2M in gambling winnings from dead beat parents Video included


The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services reported more than $2 million in state gambling winnings have gone directly to the children of parents behind on child support.

Police say teen riding scooter may be connected to drive-by Video included


Baton Rouge police recovered an unusual "vehicle" possibly connected to a drive by shooting.Someone called police to report seeing a man riding down the streets firing a gun. .

Gonzales City Council votes in favor of nearly same budget plan previously vetoed by mayor Video included


The Gonzales budget merry-go-round continues, as the city council voted Monday in favor of virtually the same spending plan as before.

Some drivers blame St. George-Baton Rouge battle for road project delay Video included


Work on a construction project that should be widening a major roadway has stopped and some who live in the area wonder if the political battle between St. George and Baton Rouge is to blame.

Cristobal picks up speed in Atlantic


The storm was moving north at 12 mph, packing winds of 75 mph.

Laplace man charged in rape, kidnapping of New Orleans teen Video included

New Orleans police have issued an arrest warrant for a man already behind bars. He now faces charges of kidnapping and raping a teen.

Baton Rouge church coming together to stop the violence Video included


A Baton Rouge Church is working hard to stop violence in the community. 

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