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Downing to head to court on September 4

The trial for the Alabama fan accused of sexual battery against a passed out LSU fan is set. Brian Downing will face the judge on September 4.

Teen boy, woman sent to the hospital after separate shooting incidents

 UPDATE: The Baton Rouge Police Department has confirmed that the two victims include a 14 year old boy and a 23 year old female. We’re told the 14 year old boy was shot in his lower leg and the female was shot in her ankle.

Late night shooting leaves one man dead, another fighting for his life

 UPDATE: The deceased in last nights shooting has been identified as James Ray Mimms, 42. Mimms was shot in the neck and died at the scene. The other victim in this case remains in critical condition.  

Gift card scam now using local organizations across Louisiana to trick victims

A scam is making its way across Louisiana and it’s using the names of local organizations to trick victims into providing personal information.

Man dies while driving, crashes into Wal-Mart

One man is dead after crashing his pickup truck into a Wal-Mart in Watson. State Police said the driver died behind the wheel before his vehicle ran into the side of the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

The Advocate looking to expand into New Orleans

The Advocate, Baton Rouge's daily newspaper, says they're ready to once again expand their coverage into New Orleans.

Sheriff: Young girl who made bomb threat said she did it because she was bored

A recent arrest in Lake Charles proves the saying, "A bored kid is a dangerous kid."

Suspects crash into house after chase with State Police

 State Police have one man in custody and are seeking two others after they fled from troopers and crashed their vehicle into a home in Lafayette Parish.

St. Landry Man Arrested For Attacking Wife With Skillet

A man is in jail after allegedly breaking into his ex girlfriends house and attacking her with an electric skillet.

Shunick Search Continues For Sixty Sixth Day

Mickey Shunick has been missing for sixty six days now. Her friends and family members refuse to stop looking for her.