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Families flock to Baker's annual Labor Day parade and picnic

For many of us, Labor day is a particulary special holiday. It's a day that honors our working class citizens for their contribution to the community. And today, the city of Baker made sure its residents knew they were appreciated.

CACRC offers free electronic recycling September 1-5

The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council wants to celebrate Labor Day this year by offering a Free Drop-Off Week as well as 10% off all refurbished laptop and desktop computers.

BRPD identifies officer involved in August 31 shooting

A Baton Rouge police officer is on leave after shooting a DWI suspect.

La Place residents still recovering two years later: Hurricane Isaac

August 29th is a day residents in St. John the Baptist Parish won't soon forget. For many, it's a reminder of the hardships they endured when hurricane Isaac swept through their close-knit community.

Local doctors react to new restrictions on hydrocodone

If you use prescription painkillers like Vicodin, in just a couple of months, they will be harder to get. It's all part of an effort to cut back on the abuse of these types of drugs, which has been a growing problem for quite some time.

Detectives working to get security video, computer hard drives from Scott Rogers’ home

Iberville parish detectives are working to get access to “security video” and computer hard drives from inside local TV personality Scott Rogers’ house, in St. Gabriel.

2 BR shootings injure 3 people, including 5-year-old girl

Three people, including a child, are in the hospital after two separate shootings in Baton Rouge.

CATS offering shuttle to LSU during 2014 football season

Capital Area Transit System will be offering a shuttle service to LSU during the 2014 football season for home games.

LPSO conducting sobriety checkpoint during Labor Day weekend

On Friday, August 29, 2014, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office - in conjunction with several other local law enforcement agencies - will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Livingston Parish. Unknown Object

St. John Parish on alert after brain-eating amoeba found in water system

Labor Day weekend is pretty much synonymous with water fun in Louisiana, but for residents in one water district in St. John the Baptist Parish, there are dire warnings about their water.