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UPDATE: Louisiana Avenue shooting suspect caught by U.S. Marshalls

UPDATE:  The suspect wanted for the October 13, 2014, fatal shooting on Louisiana Avenue is now in jail.

US 190 Mississippi bridge closed in the westbound lanes

The westbound lanes of US 190 are closed to traffic at the old Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge because of a car accident. There's quite a bit of congestion.

Detached retina not enough to cause St. Amant junior to lose sight of sports' appeal

 The St. Amant High School volleyball team has its sights set on playing for a state title. To get there, they will need a contribution from a junior who sat out last season because she could not see.

UPDATE: BRPD arrests man for murder of 21-year-old man on Madison Avenue

UPDATE (10/15/14): The man responsible for shooting a 21-year-old man to death on Madison Avenue is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. 

LSU employee asked to stay home after returning from Liberia

The assistant director of The National Center For Biomedical Research at LSU has agreed to stay home for 21 days after returning home from a mission to Liberia.

Annual tax amnesty program launches to help taxpayers

If you haven't paid your taxes, today's the day to do so.

LA emergency officials prepare for Ebola

Ebola hasn't made it's way to Louisiana yet, but state officials say they are doing everything they can to prevent it. "Scary, very. very scary," said Baton Rouge Resident Gina Murphy.

LSU students make dreams come true with 'Rent-A-Princess' business

You've probably rented a movie or rented car at some point...but have you ever rented a princess? One group of LSU students is making that possible.

Myrtles Plantation adjusts to business after the fire

The building that caught on fire on the Myrtles plantation served as the gift shop, a kitchen, laundry room, the main office, and the check-in. So when all of that was lost, the future was unclear.

Nordstrom Rack to open store in Baton Rouge

Wednesday, Nordstrom, Inc. announced it will open a Nordstrom Rack store at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. The store will be located on the Mall of Louisiana property near Dick's Sporting Goods.