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Hundreds of people turn out to protest Gov. Jindal's controversial prayer rally

Today, hundreds of people gathered to protest Governor Bobby Jindal's prayer rally, "The Response." They say the organization funding the event, the American Family Association (AFA), is a hateful group that preaches discriminatio

'The Response' prayer rally draws thousands, hundreds of protestors

Thousands of people gathered inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for "The Response," a prayer rally. Outside, hundreds of protestors gathered. 

Jordan twins stand out among Tigers for unique look and playing style

LSU brought in the top-ranked recruiting class in the country to join the 2015 team. It includes a pair of players from Lake Charles who are making quite an impression, both for their skills and for their looks.

EBR Court graduates new class of child advocates

Every house is not a home. Hundreds of children are in danger of being abused or neglected in Louisiana.

LSU Police increase manpower for Governor's prayer rally

Crews are working to get the Pete Maravich Assembly Center ready for Governor Bobby Jindal's prayer rally called “The Response: A Call To Prayer For a Nation In Crisis”.

Fire causes $40K in damage to B’Nai Israel Synagogue

An accidental fire caused $40,000 in damage to a synagogue early this afternoon, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

Food Bank worker arrested for stealing almost $4K in donations

A 10-year employee of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is now facing felony theft charges after police say he stole almost $4,000 in donated food.

Local chef reinvents herself as art teacher

Pam Westbrook was once a very different person. Only a few years ago she would've described herself as a married woman, making a wonderful living as a chef.

Principal and wife arrested for bringing gun to Amite Christian Academy

The principal of Amite Christian Academy and his wife are now in jail for carrying a gun on school property, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Scotlandville High teacher fired after rape charges

A high school teacher who was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old female student has been fired, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

22-year-old Lake Charles man dies in crash on North Boulevard

Baton Rouge Police say a 22-year-old Lake Charles man is now dead after causing his girlfriend's car to crash on North Boulevard.

Livingston Parish Council ready to call new election for health unit tax

If Livingston Parish voters made a mistake at the November election, they have a way to fix it that could save them money.

Local band director arrested for raping student

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a local teacher Thursday for allegedly raping one of his students.

'Helping Christian Arvel' page set up to aid homeless man

After learning about Christian Arvel, the homeless man who lives behind an abandoned gas station in Mid City, many of you reached out to help.

LSU's 'Bone Lady' retires after 30 years

Mary Manhein has dedicated her life to bringing closure to local families.