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The High Price of Charity

Times are tough for everyone, but imagine running a non-profit. They depend on donations to keep them going. When you run a non-profit, there are certain things you can't help but ask yourself...

Louis Zamperini, triumphant 'Unbroken' warrior, dies at 97

Louis Zamperini, the Olympic runner and World War II officer who survived a horrific plane crash, a seven-week journey across the Pacific in a raft, near starvation and unspeakable torture in Japanese POW camps, has died.

Baton Rouge woman takes invention to QVC

Have you ever come home after a long day's work and wished you could just snap your fingers and have a meal ready for you? One Baton Rouge entrepreneur is making that possible, thanks to an original invention.

Kenilworth parade honors American Red Cross, all who serve

There was a lot of white and blue at the annual Kenilworth Civic Association 4th of July Parade, but red was the dominant color.

Body of missing man found in water near Hero Canal

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a possible drowning in Belle Chasse.

The search continues for missing St. James girl

"I don't plan on stopping. We are going to keep searching," said Willy Martin, Sheriff of St. James Parish.

'Operation No Freedom for You' hopes to protect community

Fourteen people are in the Livingston Parish Jail Thursday night, accused of selling prescription pills. It was all part of a big warrant roundup.

Baton Rouge 'Mermaid' makes a splash around the Capitol City

I don't be surprised if you're in a Baton Rouge area pool, and you bump into a "mermaid". Vanessa Lewis is turning heads as she splashes into pools across the Capitol City.

Walker PD extends deadline for school uniform drive

The Walker Police Department is now collecting uniforms, cash donations, and uniform vendor gift cards through July 11th. These donations will help children get uniforms for the upcoming school year.

Operation 'No Freedom for You’ nets several narcotics arrests in Livingston

Sheriff Jason Ard and other Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputies conducted a narcotics round-up called “Operation – No Freedom for You” on the eve of Independence Day.

Franklin man arrested for allegedly having sex with 14-yr-old

Mark A. White, 31, of Franklin, LA was arrested on July 2, on a warrant for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, according to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Gerry Lane Scholars Fund Established at the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business

The family of Gerry Lane announces the establishment of the Gerry Lane Scholars Fund at the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business.

Mother’s fiancé arrested as person of interest in disappearance of 12-year-old Talaija

Although the search still continues for 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey, St. James Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested the mother’s fiancé as a person of interest in Talaija’s disappearance.

Shooting at party blamed in part on Instagram post; arrested father of suspect responds

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says a post on a popular social media site turned a small gathering into an out-of-control party that ending with one person getting shot.

LSU golfer Stewart Jolly named SGA Amateur Golfer of the Month

On the strength of his victory at the 53rd Northeast Amateur Invitational and representing the United States at the 2014 Palmer Cup in recent weeks, LSU’s rising senior Stewart Jolly has been named the Southern Golf Association’s Na