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Gerry Lane Enterprises donates thousands of dollars to YMCA Youth Sports

The legacy of Baton Rouge's late Gerry Lane lived on Saturday.

Pennington holds annual Wellness Day for Women

Hundreds of women came out to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center to get up to speed with their health.

Electrical fire damages Baton Rouge home

An early morning house fire has a Baton Rouge family picking up the pieces.

LSU uses aggressive base-running to outrun Princeton in series-opener

Princeton got more hits than LSU in the first game of the Ivy Leaguers' season, but it was not enough to defeat LSU. LSU (8-1) defeated Princeton 3-2 on Friday behind aggressive base-running and a good pitching performance.

The 2016 executive budget is here.

The presentation of the 2016 executive budget is nowhere close to the finish line. If anything, legislators have a lot of work to look forward to.

'IT Girls' workshop inspires female students to choose STEM careers

Today, female students from across Baton Rouge participated in the second annual ‘IT Girls’ workshop.

Fire erupts inside home on Gayosa Street in Baton Rouge

A fire broke out inside a home on the 1800 block of Gayosa Street in Baton Rouge this afternoon.

BR mom writes book to help inspire young women

"So why not? Amazon... Amazon Girl," said Elizabeth Demarest. That is the name of Demarest's first book. She grew up in the Amazon helping her family build churches and homes for people who had nothing.

BR man arrested in officer-involved shooting

Two Baton Rouge Police Officers are on administrative leave after a shooting.

Author shares personal reasons why Lousiana should expand access to mental health care

While politicians debate the need for mental health services and how to pay for them, Pete Earley came to Baton Rouge to share his personal reasons for wanting to expand access to care.

BR Metro Council is looking for ways to pay for mental illness facility

The Baton Rouge Metro Council wants to build a mental health facility. They just need to figure out how they are going to pay for it. They say one way to fund the facility is to lower prison populations.

The Louisiana budget: What are the best options?

Louisiana, we need to talk. You have a spending problem. It’s leading to budget cuts in state offices, health care and higher education. How did you let yourself get this bad?

Baton Rouge road construction projects get green light to begin soon

The Green Light Plan has been in the works for years now. Voters supported it in 2005 by approving a half-cent sales tax.

New Civic Group aims to change the culture in North Baton Rouge

 There is a new civic group that's turning its attention to north Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Choice will targe Ardenwood Village, Smiley Heights, and Melrose East.

Do seat belts make school buses safer?

Police are still investigating a bus crash that injured 11 students in Rapides Parish, but some people wonder if some of those injuries could have been avoided with seat belts.