Baton Rouge,

Mother and daughter shot during man's deadly rampage Sunday have 'long road ahead'

BATON ROUGE - Two of four people hurt in an accused killer's violent rampage Sunday morning have a "long road" to recovery. Jefferson United Methodist Church said on social media Sunday afternoon that two of the victims wounded in the crime spree were members of their congregation, Rachel and Debbie Tullous. The church said both were shot in the shoulder, and Debbie was also struck in the face.
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Start dates for Capital City schools

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Summer is quickly coming to an end and schools are starting back up in the coming weeks for the local area. Below is a list we have provided for schools that are starting back in the Capital City. August 2:. St. Helena. August 5th:. Assumption.
Baton Rouge,

Governor Edwards to give update on mask mandate on Monday

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will give an update Monday on the state’s ongoing COVID-19 surge and say if mask mandates will be reinstated. The news conference is scheduled for Monday at 2:30 p.m. will stream the governor’s news conference live here and on...
Port Allen,

New York man found with 68 pounds of meth in Port Allen

BATON ROUGE (BRPROUD) — On July 20, the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division arrested Douglas Strong for Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Port Allen, La. Strong was found to be in possession of approximately 68 lbs. of methamphetamine (over 400,000 dosage units) with an approximate street value in excess of $600k, according to West Side Journal.
Baton Rouge,

BRPD veteran passed away days after retiring

BATON ROUGE - A recently retired member of the Baton Rouge Police Department passed away suddenly Sunday. BRPD said Lieutenant Mike Godawa, a 27-year-veteran of the police department, retired in the final days of July. He most recently served as a shift lieutenant in the Uniform Patrol Division and was also a BRPD Firearms Instructor.
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Millions in state tax refunds headed for Unclaimed Property if taxpayers don’t claim them

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana taxpayers have until Sept. 15, 2021, to claim millions of dollars in state income tax refunds before they become unclaimed property. The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) sent letters to 12,818 individual and business taxpayers advising them to claim their refunds before they are transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer’s office. The amount of unclaimed refunds is $10.2 million, issued by paper check from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.