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Audit shows Office of Financial Institutions needs to do a better job

Did you know nearly 60,000 households depend on pay day loans just to make ends meet? That's more than 20% of the state! But is it worth it?

APSO's names 5 new suspects in 'Operation No Show'

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Major Kevin Hanna reports the Sheriff’s Office is continuing its efforts in the parish to arrest individuals that are failing to appear in court after being arrested on felony and misdemeanor crimin

Dump truck hit by Amtrak train in Tangipahoa Parish

An Amtrak train hit a dump truck between Amite and Independence, LA, Monday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

Convicted felon shoots man on Prescott Road, now wanted by BRPD

Baton Rouge police are looking for a convicted felon who allegedly shot a man during an argument, on July13.

'Road to Excellence' program will help BR students facing tough odds

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baton Rouge kicked off an innovative new program for students Monday morning.

Shooting kills homeless man on Florida Street

Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting that happened on Florida Street shortly after midnight on Monday.

Gonzales PD looking for woman who stole wallet from medical plaza

Gonzales police are searching for a credit card theft suspect. The suspect reportedly took the victim’s wallet from her office at St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Medical Plaza on June 16, around 1:10 p.m.

Tickets for LSU season-opener against Wisconsin available

Tickets for LSU’s season-opener against Wisconsin in the Advocare Texas Kickoff game in Houston on Aug. 30 are still available through the LSU athletic ticket office.

BRPD identifies body of man found in arson fire, says he was shot

UPDATE: Baton Rouge police have identified the body found inside the house as 35-year-old Laross Davis. Corporal Don Coppola Jr. said Davis suffered a single gunshot wound.

Baton Rouge participates in first National Gay Blood Drive

There's always a need for blood donors, but a large group of people is banned from ever rolling up their sleeves and donating. Now they say the time has come to change the law and save lives.