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Local bodybuilder gets ready to compete for Ms.Olympia

A local bodybuilder is preparing for a competition of a lifetime. Sarah LeBlanc is one of only three Louisiana athletes heading to Las Vegas next week for the Ms. Olympia competition.

SPCA of Livingston adopted out more than 70 animals at adoption event

UPDATE: Volunteers said the pet adoption was a success. The SPCA of Livingston adopted out more than 70 animals this weekend. During the entire event, more than 100 animals were adopted out.

Donation will be instrumental to continued growth of Belaire HS band

There is a brand new sound at Belaire High School, because of a gift that will change the quality and size of its marching band<

Houma/Thibodaux area makes Forbes 'Booming Small Cities' list

Forbes recently released a list of America's Booming Small Cities 2014, and included in the top 10 are two cities in South Louisiana.

FL company surprises Iraq vet with free dream wedding

When Jacob Leach and Brittany Polinsky arrived at the Ritz-Carlton on Florida's Amelia Island Friday morning they thought they were there to do an interview as one of five finalists for a wedding giveaway.

Royal Palace: William and Kate expecting 2nd child

A big announcement out of Buckingham Palace Monday morning. Prince William and Princess Kate are expecting their second child. 

BR author hopes book inspires children, adults

Sometimes, everyone needs a bit of cheering up, especially the little ones in Children Hospitals all across our area.

BHP Billiton donates $150K to North LA Food Bank

The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana continues its efforts to work to solve hunger. Thursday afternoon the food bank announced a three-year investment from a community donation.

Bella Bowman Foundation donates $75,000 to LSU's Medical Physics Program

Some good news for LSU! It's Medical Physics Program got a pretty big donation Thursday.

Saved by the Belt: Teen awarded for buckling up

Half the drivers killed in accidents in Louisiana so far this year were not wearing a seat belt, but Connor Waits is an exception. Connor's life was saved because of his decision to obey the law.

BR Mayor vows to stop veteran homelessness by 2015

Homeless veterans in Baton Rouge won't have to worry about finding a place to sleep. That's because Mayor Kip Holden answered a challenge from the White House in a big way.

Woman reunites with medics 3 years after saving her life

Traci Picard celebrated her 26th birthday over the Labor Day weekend. Three years ago this milestone seemed unreachable as the Church Point, Louisiana, native fought for her life after a severe ATV accident.

Utah girl inspires deaf Marvel comic book hero

Hawkeye landed time on the big screen with Marvel's recent Avengers movies, but some fans may not know the arrow-wielding hero historically experienced severe hearing loss in the comic books.

BR charity starts 2nd food drive to honor boy’s dying wish

Right now, people around the Capitol City are doing what they can to help feed the hungry, all to help make one little boy's wish come true.

BR Toastmasters take the fear out of public speaking

Whether we're getting ready to do a demonstration about Jujitsu or perhaps we need to give a speech at a wedding, public speaking can be a stressful ordeal.