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New sun-shaded playground to help prevent skin cancer

It's the most common cancer in the U.S. It's skin cancer. Saturday, a local organization partnered up with BREC Parks to prevent kids from getting it.

Freshman pitcher Mac Marshall withdraws from LSU

 LSU freshman left-handed pitcher Mac Marshall has decided to withdraw from the university, and as a result, leave the baseball team, coach Paul Mainieri announced Friday.

City of St. George ballot proposal postponed

The fight to create the City of St. George is still going full force. The movement is 1,500 signatures away from their goal of 20,000 and the deadline is this Monday!

Louisiana DHH reports 15 new cases of West Nile virus

This week, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed 15 new cases of West Nile virus, of which five were neuroinvasive disease infections, bringing this year's total to 118 reported infections.

Louisiana National Guard conducts anti-terrorism exercise in Plaquemine

The Louisiana Army National Guard’s 256th Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducted an anti-terrorism validation exercise in accordance with Department of Defense policy, at their Plaquemine, La., armory, on September 25, 2014.

Employee, cousin arrested for burglarizing Domino's Pizza in Donaldsonville

Two Belle Rose men are now in jail after deputies say they burglarized a Domino’s Pizza, one of them worked at.

Pilots gear up for Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival just kicked off! They are big and colorful, but flying a hot air balloon isn't easy, just ask veteran pilot John Good. "It's pretty tough sometimes," Good said.

UPDATE: Government Street now open after gas leak

UPDATE: Government Street is now open in both directions after a gas leak had closed part of the street. The Baton Rouge Fire Department also says crews have shut off the gas pipe that was leaking .

Livingston Parish Council delays action on proposed gravel pit

The Livingston Parish Council deferred a vote Thursday on restrictions on certain mining operations.

Phone repair shops expect business to stay strong with iPhone 6

It's been just days since the release of the iPhone 6, but the new, thinner phones are already causing problems for those who keep them in their pockets.

Still not clear: OGB healthcare switch looms

Today's meeting was a chance for lawmakers and citizens to get the facts concerning the new and very confusing healthcare plans from the Office of Group Benefits.

Port Allen restaurant offers discount for carrying gun

Bergeron's Restaurant off Lobdell Highway in Port Allen is known for its Cajun cooking. Recently, they've been getting attention, not for their food, but for their gun-owner discount. "I just need to see a weapon.

Architect firm continues with master plan for LSU Lakes

The LSU Lakes are getting ready for a big makeover, that's meant to save them.

State Troopers find 14 lbs. of cocaine during I-12 traffic stop

A Florida man is now in the Tangipahoa Parish jail after State Troopers say they found over 14 lbs. of cocaine in his car.

Deputies arrest Hobby Lobby flasher in St. Charles Parish

The man who exposed himself to two women at a local craft supply store is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.