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'Our Louisiana 2020': New plan aims to grow community colleges

Some big changes are coming for community and technical colleges across our state. Wednesday, the system's board of supervisors all voted on a plan that's meant to make a huge impact.

WWII plane goes nose-down at Baton Rouge Metro Airport

Emergency crews are at the scene of a plane that ran off the runway at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport. It happened around 4:00p.m. this afternoon on BTR's Runway 13, which is one of the two main runways for air carrier operation. 

2 men shot in arm during seperate overnight shootings

 Baton Rouge Police are investigating two overnight shootings that left two people injured. The first shooting happened on Boulevard De Province just before 9:30 p.m. on October 7, 2014.

Teen arson suspect arrested in Livingston Parish for fire at timber company

A 17-year-old from Tangipahoa Parish is accused of arson in connection with a fire at a Livingston Parish timber company.

Second man arrested in cell phone shooting

The second suspect involved in the shooting of a man over a cell phone is now in jail, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

St. John residents frustrated by officials' response to water system trouble

People in St. John the Baptist Parish are not satisfied; not with their parish, and not with state experts who say their water is safe.

Great visibility for tonight's total lunar eclipse

Skies should be clear and temperatures will be comfortable. The moon during the morning hours will be low in the horizon; therefore, you'll need to get away from trees and buildings to get a better glimpse.

Why Louisiana roads offer one of the worst driving experiences in the U.S.

Former DOTD secretary Kam Movassaghi says 62% of the roads in Louisiana are considered mediocre or poor. Ask anyone in Baton Rouge, and they're not surprised.

I-10 East now open near Gramercy

UPDATE (6:46 PM): – All lanes are open on I-10 East at Mile Marker 198 (past Gramercy). The queue from this incident has reached approximately six miles.

Second round of OGB meetings brings out crowds

Insurance changes are coming for more than 230,000 current and retired State of Louisiana employees. Right now, Louisiana's Office of Group Benefits is hosting meetings - to explain the options. At least 1,200 people showed up for meetings today.

Academy gives dyslexic students new confidence

The Louisiana Key Academy is a very unique school here in Baton Rouge, specializing in teaching children who suffer from dyslexia.

Reserve man arrested for McDonald's shooting on Harding Boulevard

Baton Rouge Police say they have arrested the man responsible for shooting and injuring three people at a McDonald’s on October 3, 2014.

L'Auberge Casino petitions to be annexed into the City of Baton Rouge

L’Auberge Casino and Hotel has petitioned to be annexed into the City of Baton Rouge. General Manager Mickey Parenton issued the following statement:

Program aims to prevent accidental gun deaths

Did you know that Louisiana ranks number two in the nation for accidental gun deaths among children?

'Thrive and survive': Survivor shares her story of overcoming breast cancer

Breast cancer takes the lives of thousands of women across our country, but hundreds of women, live to tell their stories.