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Need for mental health care approaching 'crisis level' in Baton Rouge

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office released its 2014 annual report this week. The report shows that mental illness is on the rise in the capital city.

New sexual assault policies for Louisiana public colleges

 The Uniform Policy on Sexual Misconduct is in place at every public university in Louisiana.

Public defender offices across LA are broke and restricting services

The East Baton Rouge Public Defender’s office is broke. The district supervisor says money is so bad, they might not make through this fiscal year.

How Shiloh Baptist Church helped stand up for civil rights

It is more than 140 years old...

UPDATE: APSO finds 17-year-old runaway missing from Gonzales

UPDATE (3:48 PM): 17-year-old Baylie Allen has been found unharmed, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

EBR Coroner: heroin deaths down, synthetic marijuana deaths up in 2014

The 2014 East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office annual report says that law enforcement has made improvement in the amount of heroin related deaths in the parish.

LSU-SLU baseball showdown moved to Thursday

UPDATE (7:55 AM): Due to the continued inclement weather forecast for the Baton Rouge area on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, the LSU-Southeastern Louisiana baseball game has been moved to Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

USS KIDD Executive Director headed to Capitol

USS KIDD Veterans Museum Executive Director Alejandra Juan will travel to Washington, D.C., Feb. 23-24 to petition our government and make the case for museums.

Police urge truck drivers to follow federal regulations

Monday's standoff and shooting between a Denham Springs police officer and a truck driver had a deadly ending.

U.S. 190 West now open at Scenic Highway

6:03 PM – All lanes are now open US 190 West at Scenic Highway.