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Swimming safety: Local swim instructors give tips to keep you safe this summer

It's almost summer time and a lot of you are already hitting the pools, but remember to be careful. Drowning deaths happen more often than we realize, but officials say knowing how to swim could help prevent this.

Boston doctors use rare procedure to deliver twins 24 days apart

When Lindalva DaSilva's unborn twins were in danger, doctors performed a rare and risky procedure - delivering one twin while giving the other more time to keep growing.

Elizabeth Smart shares inspiring story of courage to local teens

Local girls got a great lesson in courage from someone has overcome a terrifying situation.

LSU students react to Jalen Mills' arrest

"I do think that when incidents happen like this they should not be on the team at all because it happens way to much and they get away with way too much." That was the reaction from LSU Junior, Bethany Beraux upon hearing of Wednesda

Local leaders join mother of murder victim to pledge to stop domestic violence

A local woman is using her pain to try to save other families. On the anniversary of her daughter's death, law enforcement and city leaders promised to help Theolonious Gage stop domestic violence.

Kelli's Kloset: A local woman's dream comes true

A local woman's dream came true Saturday. A dream where she wanted to give back to women in her same shoes, who have cancer just like she did. Even though she's not here to celebrate it, her family and friends were.

French consul inducts 17 WWII veterans into Legion of Honor

The number of living World War II veterans is shrinking every day. On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the French Government gave special awards Friday to several of the men who saved their country from Hitler's army.

Public pools enforce safety as the busy season hits

At Liberty Lagoon, life guards have to go through a rigorous training program and pass a swim test before they go on duty for the summer. there are also rules in place for the children, even if it may spoil a bit of fun.

Miss USA contestants enjoying their time in Baton Rouge

"You can't beat the food! I think I've gained 8 pounds since I've been here, no joke," said Haley O'Brien, Miss Minnesota.

85 New Teach for America teachers come to the area

"So many of the things that you have to do to be a successful adult, starts with school," said Jarvis Johnson. That is the message he has learned over the years. And it is what compelled him to join Teach for America.

LA Doctor spreads news of heart health after suffering heart attack

A Lake Charles, Louisiana physician is preaching prevention after suffering a heart attack. Dr. David Engleking is the Chief Medical Officer at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital.

Mustang fans greet car that raises money for wounded veterans

A special muscle car is touring the country, to help a pair of our strongest veterans.

Harsher penalities for out of control people at sporting events

Getting a little worked up at your son or daughter's next game could cost you not only a hefty fine but time behind bars!

Female inmates enjoy special day with their kids

Tameka Johnson, and a small group of her fellow inmates at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison got a chance to enjoy a relaxing day with their families. It was all part of the prison's "One Day With Kids" event.

Ascension Parish residents upset over lack of help

People in Ascension Parish are dealing with the aftermath of massive flooding from last week's heavy rain. First order of business is remove the debris from their home.