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SU excited about SWAC championship victory; 10 years since last win

The SWAC trophy is back on the bluff. The Southern jaguars took down the Jackson State tigers 34 to 27 Saturday in Reliant stadium.

BR native earns promotion to Staff Sergeant in U.S. Marine Corps

Andrew Nackley is now a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

LPB chronicles comeback of LA Black Bear

Two decades ago, the Louisiana Black Bear was on the brink of extinction, but today it is on the rebound. The latest episode of Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s six-part wildlife series Alive!

Christmas wish answered for two girls in Tennessee

Foster children Eva and Jasmine shared the same Christmas wish. During Vacation Bible School at their East Tennessee church this summer, the girls, ages 7 and 8, sent up their written prayer request in a balloon.

LSU professor wins over $2M to further student development

LSU Professor Graca Vicente was recently awarded a grant of more than $2 million from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to continue Phase III of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, or IMSD. She is the Charles H.

Les Miles makes young fan's wish come true with special dinner

A teenage Tigers fan had his dream come true Wednesday night, thanks in part to a bacon cheeseburger.

Last minute shoppers prepare for Thanksgiving holiday

If shopping carts, long lines, and crowds of people make you think about Black Friday, think again.

Local woman becomes fitness cover girl

While you’re thinking about turkey, dressing, and pie, fitness may be the furthest thing from your mind.

LA tourism wins annual award for Southern region

The Louisiana Office of Tourism is the State Tourism Office of the Year according to the Southeast Tourism Society.

BR receives $500K HUD grant for neighborhood transformation

Mayor Kip Holden announced Monday that the City of Baton Rouge has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S.

BRPD earns national accreditation

Mayor Kip Holden announced today that the Baton Rouge Police Department has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), following its best on-site review which was held in July.

Obama: Iran nuclear deal limits ability to create nuclear weapons

[Breaking news update, 10:19 p.m. Central] -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the six-month deal rolls back Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium and increases the time Iran would need to develop a nuclear weapon.

Tyrus Thomas Foundation, Chicken Shack feed 20 South BR families for Thanksgiving

The Tyrus Thomas foundation presents “Serving Up Thanks,” in partnership with Chicken Shack and representative Patricia smith of district 67.

Dozens attend World AIDS Day health fair and program

World AIDS day is not until December 1st, but the capital city is gearing up already.

LSU, SU students present plans to improve Mid City

LSU and Southern University architecture students enrolled in the 4000-level service-learning studio are set to present designs for a market and café project at this year’s White Light Night in Mid City Baton Rouge.