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Public Chooses Names for BR Zoo’s Tiger Cubs

After weeks of voting, the public has chosen the final names for BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo’s two female Malayan tiger cubs.

Police looking to crack down on illegal gun possession

 Gun safety will always be an important topic in America, especially in Louisiana, a right to carry state.

Pelicans acquire Quincy Pondexter, draft pick

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has acquired forward Quincy Pondexter and a future second round draft pick from the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a three-team deal including the Boston Celtics.

BRFD investigating house fire on Linwood Avenue

The Baton Rouge Fire Department is currently investigating a fire that caused about $16,000 in damage to a house in the 2700 block of Linwood Avenue.

Denham Springs couple arrested for robbing Watson pharmacy

The man who robbed a Watson pharmacy and his getaway driver are now in jail, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

I-12 West open between Satsuma & Walker

UPDATE (2:47 PM): All lanes are open I-12 West at LA 63 (Livingston Parish). The queue from this incident has reached LA 441 (Mile Post 29) . The Traffic Management Center will advise of any changes.

Man steals $1,200 left on counter at Gonzales gas station

Police are looking for a man who stole over $1,000 from Popingo’s gas station in Gonzales. It happened around 10:46 a.m. on December 2, 2014.

Free college tuition plan could benefit Louisiana, if logistics, politics line up

President Barack Obama wants to make it easier for students to gain a college education. His plan would seem to have tremendous potential for Louisiana, should Congress and state politicians agree to finance it.

Former DPW employees arrested for allegedly stealing $1,200 worth of limestone

Three former Department of Public Works employees were arrested this week. Police say they stole $1,200 of limestone from their department.

14-year-old dies after crash on Evangeline Street

A 14-year-old boy is now dead after a car hit him in the 4700 block of Evangeline Street, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.