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LSU track star in jail on rape charge

LSU track star Nethaneel Joseph Mitchell-Blake is in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the charge of forcible rape. An 18-year-old woman says Mitchell-Blake forced her to have sex at his apartment on October 19, 2014.

DOE report card says BR area schools are improving

Every school district in the Baton Rouge area has improved over the past year.

Detectives investigating overnight shooting on Georgia Street

Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a overnight shooting that sent one man to the hospital.

Former President Clinton visits Baton Rouge to campaign for Mary Landrieu

The polls say Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) will need help getting re-elected.

Boil advisory in effect for Bayou Paul Lane in St. Gabriel

A boil water advisory is in effect for Baton Rouge Waterworks customers living on Bayou Paul Lane in St. Gabriel.

Early voting starts tomorrow in Louisiana

You can vote early for the November 4th election starting on October 21, 2014. Early voting runs until October 28, 2014, statewide.

Arson fire destroys over half of home on Riley Street

Firefighters are investigating a fire that destroyed over half of a vacant home in the 3100 block of Riley Street. Curt Monte, a spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Fire Department, says the cause of the fire was arson.

Burbank, Bluebonnet to have nightly lane closures this week

East and West bound lanes on Burbank between Nicholson(La30) and Gardere and Bluebonnet Blvd between Burbank and I-10 will have nightly lane closures between the hours of 8:00 pm and 5:00 am starting Monday evening(October 20th) and ending Frid

St. George organizers turn in incorporation petition to EBR Registrar of Voters

Monday morning, the Committee to Incorporate the City of Saint George turned in a stack of signatures to the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters.

Tangipahoa man leads police on car chase

Hammond Police has issued several warrants for the arrest of a man involved in a highway chase by patrol officers.