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AG: Baker couple stole almost $450,000 from state’s Medicaid program

A Baker husband and wife have been arrested for conspiring to defraud the state’s Medicaid program of more than $400,000, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Inside the Classroom: How teachers in different situations view their job

More people are talking about public education now than ever before, including standardized testing, vouchers, and funding. But teachers, the most important people in education, are not involved in many of the conversations.

Neighbors get look at 3 alternatives for I-10/Pecue Lane interchange

Engineers showed off the three options Wednesday evening for a new interchange on Interstate 10 at Pecue Lane.

Need for mental health care approaching 'crisis level' in Baton Rouge

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office released its 2014 annual report this week.

New sexual assault policies for Louisiana public colleges

The Uniform Policy on Sexual Misconduct is in place at every public university in Louisiana. It was designed to help colleges create and maintain a safe learning, working, and living environment for everyone- and cut down on sex crimes.

Public defender offices across LA are broke and restricting services

The East Baton Rouge Public Defender’s office is broke. The district supervisor says money is so bad, they might not make through this fiscal year.

How Shiloh Baptist Church helped fight for civil rights

It is more than 140 years old...

UPDATE: APSO finds 17-year-old runaway missing from Gonzales

UPDATE (3:48 PM): 17-year-old Baylie Allen has been found unharmed, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

How a balloon can help treat chronic sinus infections

 The sneezing and the headaches... a lot of us deal with sinus problems, but some more than others, like Ross Dupre. "Every couple of months, I'd be back at the doctor for antibiotics," Dupre said.

EBR Coroner: heroin deaths down, synthetic marijuana deaths up in 2014

The 2014 East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office annual report says that law enforcement has made improvement in the amount of heroin related deaths in the parish.

LSU-SLU baseball showdown moved to Thursday

UPDATE (7:55 AM): Due to the continued inclement weather forecast for the Baton Rouge area on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, the LSU-Southeastern Louisiana baseball game has been moved to Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

USS KIDD Executive Director headed to Capitol

USS KIDD Veterans Museum Executive Director Alejandra Juan will travel to Washington, D.C., Feb. 23-24 to petition our government and make the case for museums.

Police urge truck drivers to follow federal regulations

Monday's standoff and shooting between a Denham Springs police officer and a truck driver had a deadly ending.

U.S. 190 West now open at Scenic Highway

6:03 PM – All lanes are now open US 190 West at Scenic Highway.

Another hold up in the St. George initiative

St. George supporters are optimistic they can still get enough votes to create a new city from an unincorporated area in Baton Rouge-- even though getting their petition validated is taking much longer than hoped.