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EBR Parish School District starts program for dropout students

Some students fall through the cracks. Now, the East Baton Rouge Parish School District is trying to do something to help.

New LA health care plans costing more and providing less

Tomorrow morning, you have a chance to sound off on a proposed new health plan for Louisiana's state workers, retirees and teachers.

BR hospitals implement new policy to fight the spread of flu

Flu season is almost here. Today, hospitals around the area are joining forces to fight the spread of it this season.

EBRSO: man who robbed Whitney Bank on Coursey now in South Carolina jail

South Carolina law enforcement were able to apprehend the man suspected of robbing the Whitney Bank on Coursey Boulevard Friday afternoon based on information and a warrant obtained by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

Louisiana AG's Office: New health plan for state workers might be illegal

The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says, Governor Bobby Jindal's administration ignored state law when trying to implement new health care plans for more than 230,000 current and retired state workers.

BRAF looking for your input regarding traffic in proposed Baton Rouge Health District

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is soliciting public opinion as it plans for the proposed Health District in the south part of Baton Rouge.

Residents furious after St. John council closes ranks about water system troubles

St. John the Baptist Parish residents are not getting the answers they want about their water.

BRCC partners with Praxair to train welders in high demand

Right now, there's a need for more than 35,000 skilled craft workers in the U.S. And many of those opportunities are right here at home. That's why BRCC and Praxair have joined forces to get a new program up and running.

West Feliciana High School partners with LSU for new teaching program

Statistics show 40% of teachers across the country quit within their first five years in the classroom.

Moving forward: Port Allen mayor has high hopes for the future

It's been a busy year for the city of Port Allen, to say the least, but with a new mayor comes a new chapter for the city and the people who live there.

Man arrested for June 2012 murder on Mohican-Prescott Crossover

Police say the man responsible for killing another man on Mohican-Prescott Crossover in 2012 is now in jail.

What's next for Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban?

This week's ruling on same sex marriage is a step forward for the LGBT community, but its full extent is still unclear.

Petition recalling Gonzales city councilman gets approved

At least one city councilman in Gonzales will have his job at stake in the December election.

Mississippi State's Dillon Day suspended for stomping on LSU players

The SEC league office has suspended Mississippi State senior center Dillon Day for the Bulldog’s next game, which is scheduled for Oct. 4 in Starkville.

Baton Rouge FD investigating cause of house fire on East Johnson Street

Baton Rouge Fire investigators are currently looking into what caused a house fire Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. The fire broke out at a home in the 800 block of East Johnson Street.