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Shelter dogs and inmates get second chance

When you think of graduation, the cap, the gown, and the diploma are a few things that may come to mind. But, in St. Gabriel, Monday's ceremony was a bit different.

Trevor's wish honored; BR food bank donations

You might recall Trevor Sims--the story of an 11 year old boy who's dying wish was to make sure the hungry in Baton Rouge had something to eat.

Soldiers come home just in time for Christmas

Christmas is next week, but Monday, Christmas came a little early. Soldiers from the 922nd National Guard Unit came home to loved ones that have been missing them and waiting for them all year.

Rodrigue family announces funeral arrangements for Blue Dog artist; Statements from family, state leaders

The Rodrigue family invites the community to join them in mourning the passing of internationally renowned and beloved artist George Rodrigue.

LA sheriffs receive national award

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, law enforcement task force, Joint Task Force Seven (JTF7), which is comprised of the seven sheriffs surrounding the Greater Baton Rouge area, received one of seven National Service Awards presented by Ready Communi

SU graduates look forward to next steps

It was pomp and circumstance for graduates at Southern University Friday.

St. James Parish kicks off festival of the bonfires

St. James Parish kicked off the festival of the bonfires Friday, but it's not your ordinary shindig. Festival Committee Member, Terry Roussel said, " [It's] south louisiana style, okay?"

BRCC launches new scholarship program

What if you wanted to gain work skills, but college is just not for you or your budget? Baton Rouge Community College wants to help with its new scholarship program.

Couple spends nearly $1000 a month to feed neighborhood children

For some students who catch the school bus in Chattanooga, Tennessee's Avondale community, their early mornings were filled with foul language, fights and junk food. That was until one couple decided to make a difference.

Thibodaux mom speaks out: 'I'm not an animal hoarder'

"I'm not an animal hoarder. I've been rescuing animals, as long as, I could walk,” Lorencia Raffray, said. “I was rescuing animals."

SU excited about SWAC championship victory; 10 years since last win

The SWAC trophy is back on the bluff. The Southern jaguars took down the Jackson State tigers 34 to 27 Saturday in Reliant stadium.

BR native earns promotion to Staff Sergeant in U.S. Marine Corps

Andrew Nackley is now a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Community rebuilds man's Christmas display after lights were stolen

When Bob Sturtevant and his wife had two of their Christmas decorations stolen from their Hamburg, New York yard last week, they couldn't have imagined how some Western New Yorkers would come to the rescue.

Public hearing set to discuss what to do with empty Baton Rouge fire stations

When LueRean Talley looks next door she sees an boarded up, weathered, and vacant fire station on Osage Street . It's an eye sore she says she'd like to see spruced up.

Shelter looking to community for help with keeping doors open

Livingston Parish has one of the biggest domestic abuse problems in the state, and now the only emergency shelter is fighting to keep its doors open.