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Louisiana staying ahead of the curve with the Ebola virus

"This is very new to the United States, so what we are doing now is telling you if you see somebody with those symptoms and call the dispatcher, then yes, we will have all the proper protocols in place."

EBR Parish employees not satisfied with pay raise proposal

A pay raise plan for city workers was revealed this week but the employees it'll benefit are not impressed with the modest two percent pay hike, especially considering it would curtail other benefits.

GBR Food Bank's supply at 5 year low, in desperate need of donations

There's a huge food shortage at the greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and they need your help.

LSU's Martin named a Thorpe Award Semifinalist

 LSU safety Ronald Martin is one of 15 players across the country to be selected as a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced Monday.

LSU-Alabama set for 7 p.m. kickoff

LSU and Alabama will play in primetime and on CBS again this year as the Southeastern Conference and the network announced the Tigers and Crimson Tide will square off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Tiger Stadium.

Former Iberville Parish Police Juror dies at 76

The former Iberville Parish Police Juror, Aldrich "Tudy" Dupree has died at the age of 76. He passed away on October 26, 2014, Baton Rouge General Hospital.

UPDATE: Bond set at over $1M for former Sorrento mayor facing child pornography charges

UPDATE: An Ascension Parish judge has set Wilson Longanecker Jr.'s bond at $1,025,000. Longanecker is the Ascension Parish Jail on 40 counts of possessing child pornography.

Teacher accused of making lewd comments to a female student at Lee High School

Oscar Mays, 50, a teacher at Lee High School in Baton Rouge who’s on unpaid leave, has bonded out of the EBR Parish Jail.

St. Mary Parish inmate found dead in jail cell

The St. Mary Parish Coroner has pronounced an inmate dead after a jailer found him unresponsive in his cell.

Police looking for man who tried to rob McDonald's on O'Neal Lane

Detectives are looking for a black man who tried to rob a McDonald’s on O’Neal Lane.

LIST: Halloween safety tips

Halloween offers so much fun, but it does come with hidden dangers that can be truly scary.

Child dies in weekend car crash; two other people injured

Shortly after 5:00 pm Sunday afternoon, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a head-on crash that killed a ten year old girl and left three others injured on LA 1 in Assumption Parish.

Herman Cain shows support for Cassidy, Dietzel at rally

 In a little over a week , Election Day will be here, but candidates want you to start voting now. So, Saturday U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy rallied his troops to get the word out about the importance of early voting.

Maurepas man dies in motorcycle crash on LA 22

Shortly after 6:00 pm on October 24, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred on LA Hwy 22 east of LA Hwy 16 in Livingston Parish.

Home Depot transforms local Vietnam veteran's home

"I probably was one of the youngest American soldiers in Vietnam. I went into the service when I was 17 years old. I had my 18th birthday in Vietnam.