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Southeast Middle School teachers, students cut hair to honor breast cancer survivors

A Southeast Middle School teacher and her students reached a huge goal Friday. They raised more than $10,000 breast cancer research.

Gonzales mom of five keeping hopes up after layoff

"You have to let that pride go, and you have to do what you have to do for you and your family," said Shamike Crutchfield. Shamika Crutchfield is a single mom of five and a construction worker by trade.

16th St. Church Bombing, The Story of Four Little Girls

In 1964 The civil rights act promised to ban discrimination in public places such as schools and the workplace public facilities.

One Local Man Makes it on NBC's the Voice

It's easy to see why anyone wants a shot at the living the life of a rock star. For one local, dreamer hailing from Donaldsonville, Louisiana, that life is closer for him than for others.

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.

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.

How students at Southeast Middle School plan to fight breast cancer

 "Our kids need to give back to our community. Our community really supports them. I want my kids to understand that when you ask for help, you'll receive it," said Michelle Perk, a teacher at Southeast Middle School.

Baby survived Oso landslide that killed 43 people

At just five months old, Duke Suddarth survived the unthinkable, wrapped in the arms of his mother, Amanda Skorjanc.

How Shiloh Baptist Church helped fight for civil rights

It is more than 140 years old...

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.

Mentorship Academy junior will be youngest TEDxLSU speaker

The annual TEDxLSU event gives our most innovate leaders a stage to share their vision with the community. This year, for the first time, one of those leaders is still in high school.

In Vitro fertilization is giving new hope against risky child birth

One of the most selfless decisions someone can make is the decision to become a parent.

Domestic violence center gets new director, takes experience to help victims

Statistics say one in three women will experience domestic violence.

How eight inmates 'signed' their way to a better life

Lonnie Thibodeaux never thought he would be here.

Conference aims to give grandparents options when struggling to raise grandchildren

More than 100,000 children in Louisiana live with their grandparents. But those grandparents often fight for years with the state, and go broke in the process of trying to keep their families together.