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Ascension Parish Schools employees excited about raise

Teachers in Ascension Parish have a lot to smile about. They work for one of the best districts in the state, and now they are getting a raise.

EBR Superintendent says he's not renewing his contract: thrilled with the progress

The head of the East Baton Rouge Parish school system won't stick around. Dr. Bernard Taylor says he's going to serve out his time, but by this time next year someone new will be leading our schools.

'Stay Alive. Don't Drive.': BR officials launch new campaign

Here's a phrase to remember tonight,"Stay alive. Don't drive." That's the name of a program city officials want to push. As I found out, it's all about keeping you safe.

Fresh Fruit for All

(Baton Rouge, La.)- You'll soon be able to grab a fresh snack at certain parks in Baton Rouge- but it's not what you may think. The conservation group Baton Rouge Green has been expanding their City Citrus project.

Children and Hot Vehicles

(Baton Rouge, La.)- It's almost summertime in Louisiana which means one thing- it's hot!

Man arrested in connection with Breaux Bridge rape

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Virtrioni, 29, of Duson, on aggravated rape charges

Community reacts to Delta Company plant fire

Fire fighters quickly put out the fire early tuesday morning at a warehouse at delta chemicals on highway 30. Iberville Parish sheriff Brent Stassi says - no one was hurt.

UPDATE: Deputies investigating domestic homicide in Denham Springs

Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies are investigating a domestic homicide case in Denham Springs at Eastover Estates in the 8000 block of Chickasaw Street.

UPDATE: Warehouse fire, chemical leak, no longer a concern

(Update: 6:30 a.m.) The fire at Delta Chemical Service, off Highway 30 in St. Gabriel was small Tuesday morning, officials said.

Baton Rouge bar reacts to U.S. game winning goal against Ghana

Here's a look at how fans at The Londoner in Baton Rouge reacted when the U.S. scored the game winning goal... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvASjpoaHkA

United States downs Ghana 2-1 in World Cup on Brooks' goal

Substitute John Brooks' headed goal four minutes from time gave the United States a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ghana in a Group G opening round World Cup match Monday.

Woman behind bars after Basin crash that left one woman dead

Some residents and attorneys are wondering why a Florida woman is in jail after a deadly crash on the Atchafalaya Basin. Year-old Lois Rudd is out of the hospital and in the Iberville Parish Prison.

SU gets brand new tour bus

A brand new tour bus for Southern University screams southern pride! The flashy blue and gold, 30-passenger vehicle has been getting a lot of attention since it arrived on campus Monday morning.

Attempted murder suspect arrested in Thibodaux

Albert Starks, 22, was arrested by Thibodaux police for three counts of attempted second-degree murder.

1 child dead, 2 injured after being thrown from vehicle in Assumption Parish crash

An eight-year-old child is dead and two other children are injured after a crash in Assumption Parish around 9:00 p.m. Sunday night.