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Sen. Morrell says state colleges need clear policies to deal with sexual assault

A state senator says it's going to take new laws to help colleges reduce the number of sexual assaults on campus.

LPSO: Tickfaw man dies during hit and run in Albany

Investigators are now trying to figure out who killed a Tickfaw man during a hit and run in Albany. Deputies found the body of Cleveland Mareal Barnes Jr., 27, around 3:00 a.m. on September 14, 2014.

LSP to conduct free child seat safety check on 9/20

Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will be conducting FREE Child Safety Seat Check events across Louisiana this Saturday, September 20, 2014 in order to reduce the number of children injured and killed in motor

Tigerland residents react to Sunday morning's double shooting

Tigerland residents woke up Sunday morning to find out two men had been shot in their neighborhood.

LSU's Leonard Fournette named to Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Five major college football players, two from powerhouse SEC schools Alabama and LSU, and three from universities as geographically far flung as possible in the US – the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.; the University of Washing

Superintendent White outlines early childhood development roadmap

Children's brains are constantly developing and each experience leaves its mark. Attending kindergarten helps students learn how to learn, how to focus on activities and how to make connections.

TPSO: 43-year-old man cuts 18-year-old during fight in Tickfaw

A Hammond man is now in jail after cutting another man during a fight. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says deputies arrested Robert Reid for cutting an 18-year-old man several times in the face and stomach.

South Acadian Thruway now open in all directions

UPDATE: (12:50 p.m.)   All lanes are now open on LA-427 (South Acadian Thruway) in both directions between Claycut Road and Capital Heights Avenue.

DOE plans to unify LA’s early childhood education system by 2015

The Louisiana Department of Education and the Department of Children and Family Services today outlined proposed policies and strategies to complete the unification of Louisiana's early childhood system by the fall 2015 deadline required by

Two men shot in Tigerland

Baton Rouge Police are investigating an early morning shooting.

BR inventor creates fitness suit to help local athletes

Baton Rouge is known for a lot of things, but one that sticks out the most for a lot of people... the athletics. From LSU to Southern, it means a lot to us here.

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center brings free prostate cancer screenings to the community

Prostate cancer is not a topic many men want to talk about, but officials at the Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center said it needs to be.

Volunteers clean up neighborhood to make community safer

It's been a bit of a rainy day here in Baton Rouge, but that didn't stop dozens of people in our community from putting on their gloves and cleaning up. It's all to make one neighborhood safer.

AmeriCorps transforms Melrose Elementary School’s campus

Meet Carson Duval. He's a 5th grade student at the Episcopal K-12 school in Baton Rouge. Today, thanks to City Year Americorps, Carson was able to help beautify the Melrose Elementary School campus.

Local bodybuilder gets ready to compete for Ms.Olympia

A local bodybuilder is preparing for a competition of a lifetime. Sarah LeBlanc is one of only three Louisiana athletes heading to Las Vegas next week for the Ms. Olympia competition.