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Car drives through dollar store on Plank Road early Thursday morning

Car drives through dollar store on Plank Road early Thursday morning

Posted 4:54 AM 8/18/2022 by Sarah Lawrence

BATON ROUGE - A car reportedly drove through a Family Dollar early Thursday morning. 

Officials say the driver was not injured. 

Pictures showed the store trashed, with broken glass and scattered merchandise all throughout the battered storefront.  

It's unclear what caused the crash. 

Yesterday

Woman looking for lost item on interstate hit and killed by other driver

Woman looking for lost item on interstate hit and killed by other driver

Posted 9:50 PM 8/17/2022 by Logan Cullop

BATON ROUGE - A woman was killed Tuesday night when she got out of her car on the interstate to look for something and was hit by another car. 

Baton Rouge police officers said 24-year-old Najia Doucette got out of a car on South I-110 around 11:09 p.m. Tuesday. 

Officers said Doucette was looking for a lost item when she was hit. She died at the scene. 

No more information was immediately available. 

8/16/2022

Governor calls recent tragedies at DCFS 'real failure'

Posted 9:49 AM 8/17/2022 by Bess Casserleigh

BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers and parents are looking to Governor Edwards to rectify the recent failings of the state-run Department of Children and Family Services.

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Yesterday

Endangered sea turtles nesting off Louisiana coast for first time in 75 years

Endangered sea turtles nesting off Louisiana coast for first time in 75 years

Posted 9:07 AM 8/17/2022 by Sarah Lawrence

For the first time in three-quarters of a century, sea turtle hatchlings have been documented in some of Louisiana's barrier islands.

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Wednesday that endangered Kemp's (More)

8/16/2022

Suspects tossed gun, drugs from car during chase through Baton Rouge

Suspects tossed gun, drugs from car during chase through Baton Rouge

Posted 8:47 AM 8/17/2022 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Two were taken into custody after deputies watched them toss what appeared to be drugs and a gun from their car during a pursuit Tuesday afternoon.

The brief chase unfolded shortly before 3 p.m. when an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy tried to stop a gold Mercedes for a (More)

Yesterday

New solar-powered parking meters going up soon around downtown Baton Rouge

Posted 4:53 PM 8/17/2022 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - People will soon notice solar-powered parking kiosks throughout the downtown area, replacing the old coin-operated meters.

Officials with the Downtown Development District said Wednesday that about 100 of the Flowbird kiosks will start going up in phases throughout September. (More)...

8/16/2022

Students - and pets - move into dorms at Nicholls State

Students - and pets - move into dorms at Nicholls State

Posted 8:18 PM 8/16/2022 by Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana college is welcoming students back to campus and some, for the first time, are bringing their pets.

Taylor Lafleur moved into a dorm at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux last week with her dog, Moa — a 7-month-old Great Pyrenees and (More)

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