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New sexual assault policies for Louisiana public colleges

The Uniform Policy on Sexual Misconduct is in place at every public university in Louisiana. It was designed to help colleges create and maintain a safe learning, working, and living environment for everyone- and cut down on sex crimes.

Public defender offices across LA are broke and restricting services

The East Baton Rouge Public Defender’s office is broke. The district supervisor says money is so bad, they might not make through this fiscal year.

How Shiloh Baptist Church helped fight for civil rights

It is more than 140 years old...

UPDATE: APSO finds 17-year-old runaway missing from Gonzales

UPDATE (3:48 PM): 17-year-old Baylie Allen has been found unharmed, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

How a balloon can help treat chronic sinus infections

 The sneezing and the headaches... a lot of us deal with sinus problems, but some more than others, like Ross Dupre. "Every couple of months, I'd be back at the doctor for antibiotics," Dupre said.

EBR Coroner: heroin deaths down, synthetic marijuana deaths up in 2014

The 2014 East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office annual report says that law enforcement has made improvement in the amount of heroin related deaths in the parish.

LSU-SLU baseball showdown moved to Thursday

UPDATE (7:55 AM): Due to the continued inclement weather forecast for the Baton Rouge area on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, the LSU-Southeastern Louisiana baseball game has been moved to Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

USS KIDD Executive Director headed to Capitol

USS KIDD Veterans Museum Executive Director Alejandra Juan will travel to Washington, D.C., Feb. 23-24 to petition our government and make the case for museums.

Police urge truck drivers to follow federal regulations

Monday's standoff and shooting between a Denham Springs police officer and a truck driver had a deadly ending.

U.S. 190 West now open at Scenic Highway

6:03 PM – All lanes are now open US 190 West at Scenic Highway.

Another hold up in the St. George initiative

St. George supporters are optimistic they can still get enough votes to create a new city from an unincorporated area in Baton Rouge-- even though getting their petition validated is taking much longer than hoped.

Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital offers driving clinics for senior citizens

There are more elderly drivers on the road today than ever before, according to the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety. This is why the Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital offers driving evaluation clinics for seniors.

Arson fires destroy 2 vacant homes overnight

The Baton Rouge Fire Department is currently investigating two arson fires that destroyed two vacant homes overnight.

What does the USS Kidd mean to you?

The USS Kidd has been a fixture in the capital city since 1982. Over that time, it has seen it's up and downs.

Sahvanna Jaquish named SEC softball player of the week

LSU sophomore infielder Sahvanna Jaquish was named the Southeastern Conference Softball Player of the Week the league announced today, giving LSU its second weekly award winner this season.