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LSU's Martin named a Thorpe Award Semifinalist

  LSU safety Ronald Martin is one of 15 players across the country to be selected as a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced Monday.

LSU-Alabama set for 7 p.m. kickoff

 LSU and Alabama will play in primetime and on CBS again this year as the Southeastern Conference and the network announced the Tigers and Crimson Tide will square off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Tiger Stadium.

Lee High School teacher is accused of making lewd comments to female student

Oscar Mays, 50, a teacher at Lee High School in Baton Rouge who’s on unpaid leave, has bonded out of the EBR Parish Jail.

UPDATE: Bond set at over $1M for former Sorrento mayor facing child pornography charges

UPDATE: An Ascension Parish judge has set Wilson Longanecker Jr.'s bond at $1,025,000. Longanecker is the Ascension Parish Jail on 40 counts of possessing child pornography.

St. Mary Parish inmate found dead in jail cell

The St. Mary Parish Coroner has pronounced an inmate dead after a jailer found him unresponsive in his cell.

Child dies in weekend car crash; two other people injured

Shortly after 5:00 pm Sunday afternoon, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a head-on crash that killed a ten year old girl and left three others injured on LA 1 in Assumption Parish.

Maurepas man dies in motorcycle crash on LA 22

Shortly after 6:00 pm on October 24, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred on LA Hwy 22 east of LA Hwy 16 in Livingston Parish.

BRPD arrest 5 in major high grade marijuana bust near I-12

Baton Rouge Police made a major drug bust on October 22, 2014. Five people were arrested, accused of selling high grade "purple" marijuana and other drugs.

Home Depot employees transform local Vietnam veteran's home

 "I probably was one of the youngest American soldiers in Vietnam. I went into the service when I was 17 years old. I had my 18th birthday in Vietnam.

'Fit for the Cure' event gives back for breast cancer awareness

Dozens of women came out to the Dillard's at the Mall of Louisiana Friday to make sure they're sized just right.