Bus loaded with kids runs into ditch; no reported injuries

A bus with kids on board crashed into a ditch Friday morning.

  Firefighter accused of stealing trucks multiple times; fire chief speaks out

  Jussie Smollett to be removed from ‘Empire’ season’s final episodes

Smollett reported being beaten up by two men who shouted racist and anti-gay slurs and threw bleach on him. But his story fell apart when actors Smollett knew from the "Empire" set and the gym told police that Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack.
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Man mows down family of 8 when dad asks him not to smoke near kids, police say

Police say the man ran over a family of eight after the father asked him not to smoke near his kids.

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  EBR school board denies reinstatement of student expelled for possession of knife, marijuana

New Orleans bail bond companies told to refund estimated $6 million for years of overcharges

Livingston Parish superintendent announces retirement after three years on the job

ARRESTED: Man accused in multiple domestic violence incidents

Should you interfere if you see someone being attacked?

The decision about interfering isn’t always easy. It’s a split second judgment call that’s up to you.
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  In cold-case break, 78-year-old man charged with 1979 murder of his wife

Dona Mae Bayerl, disappeared from her Wisconsin home in 1979. Her body was never found.

Denial letters: Thousands could lose La. Medicaid coverage

Parish officials looking for source of crude oil dumped in canal

Walmart ‘yodel boy’ Mason Ramsey coming to Baton Rouge

Pair arrested in relation to string of car burglaries in Zachary

Crate and Barrel recalls 17,000 Holiday Milk Bottles due to laceration hazard

Man shoots woman, carjacks 3 vehicles, crashes into pond in Louisiana

EBRSO looking into claims of man posing as LSU athletics employee, advertising bogus job

Man stabbed at Baton Rouge liquor store

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  Huge Florida sex trafficking sting results in nearly 50 arrests and 200 warrants, with more still coming

Investigators said the sex trafficking ring operated out of at least three spas in Central Florida, with at least two more suspected of being involved.

SPORTS

Sarah Finnegan named nominee for AAI Award

LSU softball suffers 7-5 loss at home to Stanford

  LSU baseball back in action Friday against Bryant University

No. 1 LSU is back in action this weekend when the Tigers host Bryant University in a three-game series.

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  1 dead, 5 rescued from Elmer Avenue blaze

TOPS among dedicated funds protected by state committee

Mother arrested in Acadiana High fight investigation

Man accused in four different shootings in 2016 now behind bars

Are we done with freezes for the winter in Baton Rouge?

Every year at about this time, especially after a run of warm winter days like those that have marked much of February, I get calls, letters, and social media posts asking, “Can I start my outdoor planting?”
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  World’s biggest bee found: It’s as big as your thumb

The bee is the world’s largest, with a wingspan of 2.5 inches. These bees are about four times larger than a European honeybee.

  ARRESTED: Woman accused of seriously injuring man in stabbing

Mayor-president will ask for nearly $3M to repair downtown library during litigation

Police: Woman escapes kidnapping by man posing as rideshare driver

Man shot, killed trying to stop alleged carjacker

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  Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

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