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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.

Denham Springs couple arrested in Walker after police find meth lab in car

A Denham Springs couple is now in jail after police found drugs and a portable meth lab in their car.

SPCA of Livingston adopted out more than 70 animals at adoption event

UPDATE: Volunteers said the pet adoption was a success. The SPCA of Livingston adopted out more than 70 animals this weekend. During the entire event, more than 100 animals were adopted out.

Veteran leads 9/11 flag run around University Lake

Thursday was a day of reflection for all Americans. Thirteen years after planes were crashed in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, most people cannot help but think about what it means to be an American.

BR Area Foundation wants your input on LSU Lakes project

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is asking you to give your input to their project to revitalize the University Lakes. All you have to do is answer three questions. You can even upload photos.

Local first responders reflect on 9/11

To say we all remember September 11th doesn't really go far enough. It's a day most of us neither can nor would ever want to forget. And for most of us, watching the events of that day thirteen years ago, was overwhelming.