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Law enforcement officials join together with students to stop the violence

It seems every night, we're telling you about something violent that happened in our area, but there are some people who say there is something we can do about it. It starts in our schools.

Road to Carnegie Hall: Local teen prepares for the performance of a lifetime

A local teen is getting ready for the performance of a lifetime.

Setting up for success: Southern University hosts conference to help small business owners

Starting a small business can be tough and costs a lot of money. More than half of small businesses fail within the the first four years, but Southern University is trying to make that trend a thing of the past.

Port Allen celebrates inauguration of new mayor Richard Lee III

Port Allen believes the third time is the charm. Mayor Richard Lee III was sworn into office Tuesday  night. He is Port Allen's third mayor in the last six months.

Child advocates urge lawmakers to 'Geaux Blue for Kids'

43 pictures lined a table in the state capitol rotunda Tuesday. The ages and stories of the 43 kids who died last year in louisiana from child abuse and neglect were listed on the pictures.

Pulitzer Prize winner working on LSU book: 'Walking with Tigers'

New York native Jeffrey Marx is now working on his sixth book. The Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time New York Times best selling author is currently writing one LSU fans should love.

Honoring those who served in WWII

People across the area gathered in Walker to pay tribute to those who served in World War II. It was all part of the William W. Perkins World War II Memorial weekend event.

'Fest for Life': Cancer survivor says event saved her life

Hundreds of people came out today to see if they're cancer-free. It's all a part of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center's Fest For Life, where people can get free cancer screenings.

Jet display to honor veterans

Don't be surprised if you see a fighter jet on the side of 1-12.An F-4 Navy Phantom jet has a new home at the Satsuma exit. Vets were invited out for the jet's dedication ceremony Friday.

Ponchatoula preps for Strawberry Fest

The Ponchatoula community is ready to show off it's favorite berry at the 43rd annual Strawberry Festival. Crews spent Thursday prepping the festival grounds and building booths ahead of the big crowds this weekend.

St. George supporters, opponents lower profile in week after online comments cause outrage

There have been no inflammatory Facebook posts, nor any al-Qaeda similes, but that does not mean supporters or opponents of the proposed city of St. George have stopped working.

Some Cracker Barrel customers upset over late transactions

Some people in Walker woke up this morning to a big surprise and some big drops in their bank accounts Wednesday. Michelle Smith is mad at the Cracker Barrel gas station on Walker Road North.

No expansion of curfew in Baker in response to deadly shooting

The City of Baker is not changing the law in response to last month's deadly shooting. The city council did not vote Tuesday night on a proposed amendment to the city's underage curfew.

Dead fish and big questions linger on banks of Bayou Grosse Tete

People living along Bayou Grosse Tete found a bunch of dead fish floating in the water near their homes over the weekend.

Making history: DOTD's new chief engineer hopes to inspire others

There's a new chief engineer at the Department of Transportation and Development, and she's making history.