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Parents group plots strategy to preserve EBR schools during legislative session

The eyes of parents around East Baton Rouge Parish will be on the state capitol the next three months.

Law firm offers free cab rides home for BR St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Dudley DeBosier, a personal injury law firm, is offering free cab rides home through their St. Patrick’s Day Safe Ride Home program on the day of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Baton Rouge.

New look at common core debate

Baton rouge native Sakinah Abdul-Aziz was an athlete, and a gifted student at McKinley High School. When she got to college at Southern Illinois University this fall it was a wake up call.

Saints agree to terms with FS Jairus Byrd on six-year contract

The New Orleans Saints announced Tuesday that they have agreed to terms on a six-year contract with unrestricted free agent FS Jairus Byrd. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

City of Port Allen forgot to test water system in January; residents concerned

Port Allen residents were shocked when they received a letter from the city of Port Allen telling residents it forgot to test their water system back in January.

Jindal announces bills to fight human trafficking

The governor held a very emotional press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce two proposed bills that he says are top priority.

Video: LSU football's famous "Big Cat" drill (Spring 2014)

The LSU football team put on the pads for the "Big Cat" drill on Tuesday.

Iberville commuters make creative use of new Intracoastal ferry

The pedestrian ferry near the Grosse Tete Bridge is now in business, but people have to get creative to make sure they have a ride once they get across the Intracoastal.

The power of the purse: Red Cross holds luncheon to go toward efforts

When disaster strikes, they're always there. Red Cross volunteers were honored for their service on Tuesday at their annual "Power of the Purse" luncheon.

Ascension Parish deputies looking for Prairieville Dollar General robbery suspect

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who robbed the Dollar General Store in Prairieville on Airline Highway on February 23.

LA politicians pass bills for new license plates

Among many things on the agenda for the first full day of session were over a dozen bills for prestige license plates, all of which passed with little debate.

Three years since Japan earthquake and tsunami

On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m. Japan local time, the fourth largest earthquake to occur in the world since 1900 struck off the northeast coast of Japan.

LSU's O'Bryant III, Mickey, Martin earn coaches All-SEC honors

LSU junior forward Johnny O’Bryant III became the ninth LSU player to earn first-team All-SEC honors in consecutive years Tuesday when the league announced the coaches’ selections for All-Southeastern Conference honors.

Start of legislative session marked by promises of cooperation, contention

Louisiana lawmakers have a lot to do in the next twelve weeks.

River Road African American Museum needs help

The River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville turns 20 this year, and they need your help.