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Thousands of people pledge to end the 'R' word

 "A lot of people don't realize that the 'R' word or the word retarded is offensive to some people," said Special Olympics Louisiana President Pat Carpenter-Bourgeois.

One Local Man Makes it on NBC's the Voice

It's easy to see why anyone wants a shot at the living the life of a rock star. For one local, dreamer hailing from Donaldsonville, Louisiana, that life is closer for him than for others.

No murders in February for EBR

Despite all the crime, February was a historic month for East Baton Rouge Parish.

St. Vincent de Paul gets donation of 400 Easter baskets

With Easter just around the corner, the staff at St. Vincent de Paul are starting preparations early and they are getting some help from their friends.

Gerry Lane Enterprises donates thousands of dollars to YMCA Youth Sports

The legacy of Baton Rouge's late Gerry Lane lived on Saturday.

Pennington holds annual Wellness Day for Women

Hundreds of women came out to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center to get up to speed with their health.

BR mom writes book to help inspire young women

"So why not? Amazon... Amazon Girl," said Elizabeth Demarest. That is the name of Demarest's first book. She grew up in the Amazon helping her family build churches and homes for people who had nothing.

How students at Southeast Middle School plan to fight breast cancer

 "Our kids need to give back to our community. Our community really supports them. I want my kids to understand that when you ask for help, you'll receive it," said Michelle Perk, a teacher at Southeast Middle School.

Gonzales Chief of Police honored at Black History Month celebration

On Thursday, February 26, students, staff and faculty from G.W. Carver Primary School took part in a special Black History Month celebration honoring famous African Americans who have paved the way in leadership roles.

How Shiloh Baptist Church helped fight for civil rights

It is more than 140 years old...

How a balloon can help treat chronic sinus infections

 The sneezing and the headaches... a lot of us deal with sinus problems, but some more than others, like Ross Dupre. "Every couple of months, I'd be back at the doctor for antibiotics," Dupre said.

Louisiana Army officer establishes HIV/AIDS clinic in his native Uganda

Ten years ago, Army Reserve Capt. Frank Musisi went home to Uganda, to the village where he grew up. He was still at the beginning of a career that began when he came to America to go to school.

Washington church transforms strip club into coffee shop

An old Shoreline, Washington building with a dark and seedy past is getting a chance at redemption. "The Junction" is a place where anyone can come inside for a bite to eat, a hot cup of coffee and a warm reception.

What does the USS Kidd mean to you?

The USS Kidd has been a fixture in the capital city since 1982. Over that time, it has seen it's up and downs.

How a profoundly disabled boy became a running champ

Twelve years ago, Rachel Miller was lost when it came to her son John. The 7-year-old was profoundly disabled because of his autism. Unable to speak, he withdrew from people at school and, worse, from his family.