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Denham Springs Marshal touts new pepper guns for safety of officers, public

Law enforcement in Denham Springs is turning up the heat. Officers are carrying a new type of gun, that they say is low-cost and highly-effective, and it might be a good purchase for you, too.

Government Street set to get new look

Government Street is getting a major makeover according to East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden. The plan calls for a change to the layout of the street, and business owners say they're excited about the plan.

'Stand up. Speak up. Seize control': Students rally against tobacco industry

You've heard it before, "smoking kills." In fact, complications from smoking kill nearly 500,000 people every year, but hundreds of students right here in Louisiana want to prevent that.

Former Ascension Parish President Harold Marchand dies, flags fly half-staff

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Wednesday morning that all American flags in Ascension Parish are to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Parish President Harold Marchand who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 18, 2

Colon cancer 2nd leading cause of cancer death; survivors and supporters gather

While some folks are celebrating St. Patrick's Day, one group is celebrating a special day, in a different way.

Dancing for a cure: Local dancers put dance moves into good use

Dancing. Some would call it an american pastime, but right here in Louisiana, it's a culture. So Sunday, dozens of people put their dancing skills into good use and for a good cause.

'It's a tradition': St. Patrick's Day Parade brings families together

St. Patrick's Day is only a couple of days away, but people right here in Baton Rouge are wearing their green a little early. It's because of the city's annual St.

Race in honor of murdered LSU alumna grows, as does its impact

Some people run to move. Others run because they are moved.

Parents speak out about teacher getting arrested for simple battery

A Baker Middle School teacher is waiting for her day in court after being arrested for "yanking" a student out of class

Glen Ford to receive $250K after 30yrs on death row for crime he didn’t commit

Glenn Ford has enjoyed just a few days of freedom since he walked out of Angola Tuesday, after spending 30 years on death row for a murder he did not commit. And now attention is on how the state plans to make things right.

Neighborhood groups form communication partnership with police

Baton Rouge homeowners are taking a unique step to keeping themselves safe. They formed a new partnership with the police department, which they hope will stop both fear and crime.

College students reminisce as World Wide Web turns 25

Even the plugged-in generation can feel nostalgic for the early days of the World Wide Web.

City of Port Allen forgot to test water system in January; residents concerned

Port Allen residents were shocked when they received a letter from the city of Port Allen telling residents it forgot to test their water system back in January.

Iberville commuters make creative use of new Intracoastal ferry

The pedestrian ferry near the Grosse Tete Bridge is now in business, but people have to get creative to make sure they have a ride once they get across the Intracoastal.

Proposed timeline for reimbursement during situations on a salt dome

One state lawmaker wants to change the law to help people affected by future disasters like what happened in Bayou Corne. The proposed law would set a timeline for reimbursing residents in the mandatory or forced evacuation area.