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Governor's FY 15 budget to fully fund merit increases for state employees

Commissioner Kristy Nichols announced today that increases in pay based on the performance of all eligible state employees would be fully funded in the 2015 fiscal year executive budget.

TX officer gives valuable gift to homeless man

Someone caught a police officer in the act of offering help to a homeless man in Odessa, Texas, and took a photo that’s getting a lot of attention.

St. George firefighters rescue window washer

St. George firefighters rescued a window washer on Wednesday.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: TX cop stops to toss football with boy

Dash-cam video of a Texas police officer stopping to toss a football with a boy he didn't know has gone viral. One Texas officer's act of kindness has melted hearts around the world.

Lolo Jones competes in 3rd Olympic games

Lolo Jones, a former LSU Tiger, has officially been named a member of the U.S. Olympic bobsled team. Baton Rouge locals might remember Jones from her time as an LSU track and field standout.

Community comes together to give old cemetery a makeover

Many people pass by the cemetery on Old Hammond Highway and don't even know what it is because it's covered in weeds, but not anymore thanks to a group in our community for giving it a makeover.

OR: Good samaritan returns $40K found in parking lot

What would you do if you stumbled across a lot of money? Say, tens of thousands of dollars? One Oregon man turned the money over to the police.

LSU College of Engineering expands, receives $1 million donation

Good news for LSU's College of Engineering. It received a $1 million donation

Southern University professor named a 'Louisianan of the Year'

Southern University announces that one of its professors has been named a “Louisianan of the Year.”

EBR Main Library resumes regular schedule on 1/16

The East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library announced that it opened at noon on Wednesday and will resume it’s regular business hours on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Harlem Globetrotters bring serious fun to court, classroom wherever they go

The jesters of the jump shot will return to town. But they already started making an impact on their biggest fans.

New Roads receives $25K for disaster recovery

The Disaster Recovery unit of the Louisiana Office of Community Development (LOCD) awarded a $25,000 grant to the city of New Roads to create a comprehensive plan that will help the local community recover from the Gustav/Ike hurricanes.

LSU reports an all-time high graduation rate

LSU President and Chancellor, F. King Alexander, announced that the university’s six-year graduation rate is 69.1 percent, which is an all time high. The rate is up from last year’s 66.7 percent.

Newborn gets surprise second chance

Before Owen Sheridan was born his mother was told he wasn't going to survive. Four weeks ago he was born, albeit with a 7-pound growth on his head.

BR business owner donates store to food bank

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will be moving to a new location. Albert Fraenkel, a Baton Rouge business owner, has donated his 40 year old furniture store to the food bank.