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Baton Rouge remembers Nelson Mandela

People in Baton Rouge are taking time to remember the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, former South African President. He died Thursday at the age of 95.  

St. George debate fought out over national headlines

The debate over St. George incorporation is now being fought out on the pages of national publications like the Huffington Post.

Lions ready to roar at big playoff game

Southeastern Louisiana University Lions football fans are ready for the big game this weekend at Strawberry Stadium. The Lions take on Sam Houston State Bearkats for the Lions first playoff game in Strawberry Stadium.

Common Core debate falls quiet for now

Math teacher Kristin Magee said for months it's been full steam ahead as she and other educators worked to get ready for full implementation of common core to start.

BR residents to protest low wages at McDonalds; call for higher wages to boost local economy

As fast-food workers across the nation prepare a new wave of strikes to raise their wages, Baton Rouge residents will protest at McDonald’s against low wages and in support of the workers’ call for $15 per hour and the right to form

Inside the towboat industry

There's a billion dollar industry...that operates in large part right here in Louisiana. It chugs along round the clock, moving thousands of tons of of cargo each day of the year...connecting us to the rest of the world.

Baton Rouge movie theater wants to start serving alcohol

One local movie theater wants to be able to offer beer as an option to its adult patrons, but the final say lies in the hands of the Metro Council.

Man rescued from home during fire

Baton Rouge firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment in the 5200 block of Hollywood Street Monday evening. They say the fire started in the kitchen and spread into the attic.

Residents rescue neighbor from burning apartment; firefighters keep damage from spreading

A Monday night fire turned into a true display of community as apartment residents rescued their neighbor from a burning unit.

Inmates volunteer time to create wooden toys

There's a little place where Christmas magic is made at Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Local businesses participate in Small Business Saturday

We've all heard of Black Friday and even Cyber Monday, but what about Small Business Saturday. It's okay if you haven't because it's fairly new, but it encourages shoppers to shop local.

LSU fans predict the Tigers' fate

It's been a long season for the LSU Tigers with plenty of ups and downs. Now, the tigers wrap up their regular season, and fans weigh-in on where the tigers will go post-season.

Dean’s Office leads LSU Food Pantry efforts

Food, a necessity of life and an integral part of Louisiana culture, isn’t as easy to come by for some students.

Black Friday shoppers get an early start

From dawn until dusk, Black Friday shoppers in Baton Rouge weren't giving up their spots in line.

Free dinner helps those in need have holiday meal

Volunteers served up turkey dinners and smiles for those in need at St. Vincent de Paul annual Thanksgiving lunch.