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BESE approves MFP, concerns linger

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a Minimum Foundation Program formula for the 2014-2015 school year. An amended version of the MFP passed after many stakeholders came out against the proposed plan.

'The earlier, the better': BR Locals prepare for St. Patrick's Day parade

Baton Rouge's big Saint Patrick's Day parade is just a couple of days away. People are ready to go green, but this year, things will be a little different than in years past.

Baker Middle School teacher arrested for battery on student

A Baker Middle School Teacher was arrested Thursday after a student called his mother complaining that the teacher “yanked” him by the shirt and put him out of class.

Tangipahoa Parish inmate escapes work release program

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff deputies are currently searching for a 35-year-old, white male, Christopher Ricker. Ricker allegedly escaped from the St. Tammany Work Release Program early this morning.

Baton Rouge to host Miss USA Pageant June 8

Donald Trump, the owner of the Miss Universe Organization, along with current Miss USA Erin Brady, announced Thursday on NBC's Today, the Miss USA 2014 competition will be held in Baton Rouge on June 8.

College students reminisce as World Wide Web turns 25

Even the plugged-in generation can feel nostalgic for the early days of the World Wide Web.

Department head ordinance passes in Port Allen

Port Allen city council members passed several ordinances to clarify areas of question that arose during the last year. The city council tried to move and put issues of the past behind it.

Historic Coca-Cola sign to be restored in downtown Baton Rouge

If you pass by the corner of Third and Florida Streets in downtown Baton Rouge, one iconic sign may come to mind - the old Coca-Cola sign. Now, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola plans to restore the old sign.

EBR Council on Aging moves forward after audit reveals $400,000 debt

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging serves more than 70,000 elderly people in the parish. They're facing a lot of debt, $400,000 in debt revealed by a recent audit, but this is not stopping them.

Tanning bed legislation passes through committee with ease, 17-1

Louisiana's Health and Welfare Committee agreed this morning about a new bill proposed by State Rep. Helena Moreno, D- New Orleans. 

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.