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Lafayette dentist does more to help veterans

LAFAYETTE, LA. (KADN) — With all the healthcare problems veterans in our country face there are many doctors who go the extra mile to support and help veterans with honor and pride. Dr. Jerod Petry, a dentist, is one of those doctors.

Volunteers help get new charter school ready for the school year

Volunteers from across the area put on their painter caps and gloves. It's all to help one of Baton Rouge's newest charter schools get ready for it's first school year.

Beating the Odds: Local boy overcomes medical condition

No expectant mom wants to hear her baby will die. That was the news one local mom got at 20 weeks pregnant, but now, eight years later, her seven-year-old son is beating all the odds.

BR Little League team making LA proud in World Series

Some Louisiana baseball players are celebrating in Orange Beach, Alabama, and they have good reason! 

Rain doesn't stop parade of giving in Zachary

Rain doesn't stop a parade, or in this case, a good deed.

LA State Fire Marshal's Office gets new arson dog

The State Fire Marshal said Louisiana has a problem with arson. This year alone, they've handled more than 900 arson cases, but fire investigators can only do so much. They need extra eyes, ears, and "noses."

Jindal signs bill to allow deduction of gambling winnings for Child Support

On Tuesday Governor Jindal announced that he signed HB 236, written by Rep.

'Wake-Up Call': BR mom writes book to help people grieve

Just the idea of losing a child is heartbreaking. For a woman right here in Baton Rouge, it's her reality. But in the midst of her darkness, she found a way to help other people find the light.

BR gets ready for its first Rouse's Supermarket

There's a new grocery store coming to Baton Rouge! Rouse's Supermarket will open near Woman's Hospital next year. It's great news for people who live in the area and for local business owners.

'Stay Alive. Don't Drive.': BR officials launch new campaign

Here's a phrase to remember tonight,"Stay alive. Don't drive." That's the name of a program city officials want to push. As I found out, it's all about keeping you safe.

New Orleans woman bakes free birthday cakes for strangers

By Kenny Lopez New Orleans, LA (WGNO) -- It's the one day a year you get to celebrate you!

New Army recruits get ready for basic training

Thirty new Army recruits recited their enlistment oath Friday at Perkins Rowe. Right now, they're gearing up for basic training.

Detroit high school student walks at graduation after years in wheelchair

A Detroit, Michigan high school graduate who spent most of her student career on a motorized scooter walked across the stage to receive her diploma Tuesday night.

BR Volunteers of the Year recongnized at the Governor's Mansion

People from all over the state came together at the governor's mansion today for a special award ceremony. They're all celebrating people nominated for the "Louisiana Volunteer of the Year" Award.

'Gold Medal Mom': Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes makes a visit to some local kids

Some youngsters in our area got a visit from an olympic gold medalist.