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Why Louisiana roads offer one of the worst driving experiences in the U.S.

Former DOTD secretary Kam Movassaghi says 62% of the roads in Louisiana are considered mediocre or poor. Ask anyone in Baton Rouge, and they're not surprised.

I-10 East now open near Gramercy

UPDATE (6:46 PM): – All lanes are open on I-10 East at Mile Marker 198 (past Gramercy). The queue from this incident has reached approximately six miles.

Second round of OGB meetings brings out crowds

Insurance changes are coming for more than 230,000 current and retired State of Louisiana employees. Right now, Louisiana's Office of Group Benefits is hosting meetings - to explain the options. At least 1,200 people showed up for meetings today.

Academy gives dyslexic students new confidence

The Louisiana Key Academy is a very unique school here in Baton Rouge, specializing in teaching children who suffer from dyslexia.

Reserve man arrested for McDonald's shooting on Harding Boulevard

Baton Rouge Police say they have arrested the man responsible for shooting and injuring three people at a McDonald’s on October 3, 2014.

L'Auberge Casino petitions to be annexed into the City of Baton Rouge

L’Auberge Casino and Hotel has petitioned to be annexed into the City of Baton Rouge. General Manager Mickey Parenton issued the following statement:

Program aims to prevent accidental gun deaths

Did you know that Louisiana ranks number two in the nation for accidental gun deaths among children?

'Thrive and survive': Survivor shares her story of overcoming breast cancer

Breast cancer takes the lives of thousands of women across our country, but hundreds of women, live to tell their stories.

CATS asking for community input on new proposed routes

The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking public input as it plans to grow the current system at the end of November.

'Baggage' dating-game show looking to cast LSU students

The Game Show Network is looking for current LSU students to appear in its new dating-game show ‘Baggage-On The Road.’

Teens life saved by organ donation: two families create unique bond

Life is short, but you don't always realize how short it is. One family lost a young man, and through him saved six lives. Savannah Smith re-claimed her life, through someone else's death.

TPSO arrests Ponchatoula fugitive wanted for sexual battery

A Ponchatoula man is now in jail after running from Hammond Police. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputies and police detectives arrested Brandon Scott Hudson, 31, of Ponchatoula, on October 6, 2014.

LSU looks for first SEC win on road against Florida

LSU will be after its first Southeastern Conference win on Saturday when the Tigers travel to face Florida in Gainesville. The game will be televised on the SEC Network with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. CT.

Florida QB Treon Harris suspended from team

Florida's backup quarterback Treon Harris is under investigation after being accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus early Sunday morning.

Coast Guard says Mississippi River's low water levels are 'normal'

The Coast Guard says - there's no cause for alarm. The Mississippi River is low but - it's not unusual.