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14 min ago | The Advocate
A state district court judge on Friday increased the bail for two Port Allen men who now face more serious allegations in the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl, according to records released by the 18th Judicial District Court.
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2 hrs ago | The Advocate
COMPOST BIN AND RAIN BARREL SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial Stadium, 1702 Foss St. Discounted backyard compost bins or rain barrels will be available for sale.
6 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune
It's just more than an hour after classes finished at Westdale Elementary on Dec. 5, but there's handful of classrooms down one science and English hallway that are anything but empty.
9 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
An investigation is underway into the death of a boater in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said a man died in a boating accident on the Blood River Thursday afternoon.
9 hrs ago | The Advocate
Firefighters were working to extinguish a fire that began Friday morning at the Time Out Lounge on Old Hammond Highway and spread to a nearby strip mall, according to Curt Monte of the Baton Rouge Fire Department.
12 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Freshman LSU running back Jeryl Brazil is once again in trouble with the law, but this time it is for being connected to a burglary in the Baton Rouge area.
The prosecution is close to wrapping up its case against Dustin Musso, the man accused of killing his grandfather four years ago.
CANS FOR A CAUSE: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Capital Area Corporate Recycling, 1400 Main St. Participants can drop off canned goods to be donated to The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for the holiday food drive at the warehouse.
Authorities issued two new aggravated rape warrants Thursday in the case of a 12-year-old girl who told officials she was raped repeatedly at her home in East Baton Rouge Parish.
BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana National Guard personnel seeking benefits for same-sex spouses will have an easier time filing the requests, despite a state refusal to let its workers process the paperwork because of Louisiana's ban on gay marriage.
A Baton Rouge Metro Councilman concerned the proposed city of St. George would result in higher taxes and diminished services, said he will sponsor an ordinance to annex "each and every property owner in the unincorporated area of the parish that requests to become part of the city of Baton Rouge."
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported two convenience store clerks accused of underage alcohol sales were arrested Tuesday night.
BATON ROUGE, La.- Louisiana's higher education commissioner says he won't seek a contract renewal when his current deal with the Board of Regents ends in March.
Talcum powder was the suspicious substance found in the envelope Monday that also contained threats to District Attorney Hillar Moore III, Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte said Wednesday.
Instead of moving the popular Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet from its home off South Boulevard, Superintendent Bernard Taylor is now suggesting replicating and expanding the school a mile south on the campus of Polk Elementary.
Ten students have been expelled and 28 others have been suspended after a fight at a Baton Rouge charter school.
Investigators went to a Livingston Parish home late Tuesday night after getting some tips on the gruesome murder of Lindsay Ellixson, 21. Even though they went there on those tips, the arrest they made had to do with a sex offender.