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Baton Rouge tax preparer convicted in fraudulent scheme

Maletica V. Ferguson, 37, of Geismar, LA, pled guilty on July 16, to aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, says United States Attorney Walt Green.

Young professionals weigh in about 'Be Fair' ordinance: say its overdue

Locals are weighing in tonight on a "fairness" ordinance that's heading to a metro council vote on Wednesday.

APSO charges Donaldsonville man for wife’s murder

Jaris "Jarvis" Howard was arrested and charged with second degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing his wife Monday morning. 

Andy Cannizaro named LSU baseball recruiting coordinator/hitting coach

– Andy Cannizaro, a New York Yankees scout for the past five years and a former MLB infielder, has been hired as the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach for the LSU baseball program, coach Paul Mainieri announced Monday.

Local car dealership helps family get away with specially equipped vehicle

It's a dream come true for a Baton Rouge family. A local car dealer is helping a family whose son has Muscular Dystrophy get away on vacation. There's a new car, called the MV-1, that specially designed to help people in wheelchairs.

LSU coach Paul Mainieri formally welcomes 12 new players to baseball squad: 2015 schedule released

Coach Paul Mainieri announced on Monday LSU’s incoming signing class, rated the No. 1 class in the nation by Perfect Game. Eight of the 12 new players enrolled at LSU last month, and the remaining four will join the Tigers in August.

Surveillance video catches Hammond man burglarizing home multiple times

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Renae Joseph Bernard, 42, of Hammond, over the weekend for burglarizing a home several times on Saturday, July 19.

Local businesses feel effects of construction on Essen Lane

Construction crews continued to work on the railroad crossing on essen lane on Sunday. The road between the rail road track and I-10 will remain closed through the night and re-open at 5 am monday morning.

Fire on Bay street leaves one man dead, other in hospital

An 87-year-old woman is in serious but stable condition after a house fire last night on bay street. Helen Paxton's husband, Steve Paxton wasn't able to make it out of the fire alive, and was pronounced dead on scene.

BRPD find Mission Street shooting victim sitting in lawn chair

A Baton Rouge man has died in the hospital after someone shot him Saturday night.