Local News

Arson fire causes $80K in damage to home on Mission Street

Baton Rouge fire officials are currently investigating an arson fire that caused $80,000 in damage to a vacant home.

LSU to adopt more mental approach leading up to Wisconsin game

After eight months of waiting, the LSU Tigers return to the field one week from Saturday.

Survey shows North BR residents think positively about BRAVE program

Violent crime is less of a problem in the 70805 community, at least according to a new survey by some LSU researchers.

APSO arrests employee for stealing nearly $5K from Air Gas

A Paririeville man is now facing felony theft charges for using a company credit card for personal use. Investigators say Joseph Albert, 44, charged $4,980.33 on his employer’s gas card.

Residents upset by boil-water advisory in East Feliciana Parish

People who live near Clinton still do not know when they will be able to drink the water out of their faucets.

Bailout Batman: Fundraiser hopes to free Batman, proceeds go to non-profit

Losing a child is something most parents could never imagine, and aren't financially prepared for either, but one local organization looks to ease at least the financial burden for those grieving parents.

BRAVE holding 'Gas for Guns' buyback program August 23

City officials are holding a gun buyback program that will give residents gas cards for turning in guns.

Man faces murder charge for beating 5-year-old son to death

A man is now facing murder charges after beating his 5-year-old son to death. The Baton Rouge Police Department is now rebooking Vernell Day, 36, for 1st Degree Murder after he was originally arrested on August 19, 2014.

Employee steals over $16K from Mary Bird Cancer Center

Police are looking for a man who stole over $16,000 from the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. 

Southern hopes police visibility will create trust, safer community

Dozens of police officers and sheriff's deputies converged on Southern University Wednesday evening. Nothing was wrong, but by showing up, they hope to keep students safe and happy all year long.