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March 'Problem Gambling Awareness' month

Governor Bobby Jindal has declared March 2014 as 'Problem Gambling Awareness' month to raise awareness about Louisiana's services for those experiencing problems with gambling.

Saints re-sign OT Zach Strief

The New Orleans Saints re-signed offensive lineman Zach Strief to a new deal Monday. The tackle inked a five-year contract with the Black and Gold. He started 15 of the 16 regular season games and both playoff games in 2013.

LSU Tigers receive bid to NIT

The LSU Tigers received the news they were hoping for shortly after 7:30 p.m. when its name came up for a spot in the 2014 post-season National Invitation Tournament.

3 month old died of 'malnutrition,' parents arrested

Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested the parents of a three month old boy found dead in their home.

Colon cancer 2nd leading cause of cancer death; survivors and supporters gather

While some folks are celebrating St. Patrick's Day, one group is celebrating a special day, in a different way.

EBR superintendent Taylor comments on school system audit

A recent state audit reveals the East Baton Rouge Parish School System needs to improve its record-keeping.

Flood Safety: National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 1

Nearly every day, flooding happens somewhere in the United States or its territories.

23 ‘out of luck’ in Livingston Parish undercover operation

Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 23 people as part of Operation “Out of Luck.” 

Pointe Coupee couple arrested for malnutrition death of 3-month-old

The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that a Ventress couple is in jail after an autopsy revealed that their three-month-old baby died of malnutrition in January 2014.

Dancing for a cure: Local dancers put dance moves into good use

Dancing. Some would call it an american pastime, but right here in Louisiana, it's a culture. So Sunday, dozens of people put their dancing skills into good use and for a good cause.

'It's a tradition': St. Patrick's Day Parade brings families together

St. Patrick's Day is only a couple of days away, but people right here in Baton Rouge are wearing their green a little early. It's because of the city's annual St.

Race in honor of murdered LSU alumna grows, as does its impact

Some people run to move. Others run because they are moved.

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile spotted in Baton Rouge

Look what we spotted near Mathernes in Baton Rouge Friday.  It's the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. The first version was created in 1936--much different from today's modern mobile.

Residents looking to change Ascension Parish parks; Public meetings announced

Spring is nearing, the sunshine, short sleeves, and spending time outdoors  But some residents are saying, "It's not working.

Magical show 'Varekai' makes pit stop in Baton Rouge

It's known for its amazing costumes, music, and of course the acrobatics. Cirque du Soliel is in Baton Rouge this week. It’s simply a magical journey.