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'Louisiana Legends': BR powerlifter makes new team to bring LA lifters together

A local world champion powerlifter wants to make his mark, and he wants to make it right here at home. So, he formed his own team in hopes to make Louisiana a "powerlifting powerhouse."

Three arrested in Denham Springs vehicle burglary case

Tyree Davison, Darius Shaw, and Devanta Richard are all facing dozens of burglary charges after Livingston parish investigators connected them to more than thirty vehicle thefts in two neighborhoods.

Overcoming adversity: Former foster child gets accepted into Spelman

Going from home to home... it's reality for a lot of kids in foster care, but for brittany butler, she didn't let adversity stop her. Fun, energetic, smart, and optimistic are just some words to describe Brittany.

Ascension Parish teachers excited for first day of school

Last-minute preparations are done, so now teachers can welcome students back into their classrooms.

An 8 year-old Baton Rouge resident bringing families together through collecting change

Joey Roth is pretty much a typical eight year-old, he loves to play with friends and wants to be a chef when he grows up.

Fans dress as favorite characters for Harry Potter's birthday

Wizards, witches, and muggles all had reason to celebrate Thursday night. It was Harry Potter's 34th birthday. Or would have been, if J.K. Rowling's young hero lived in our world.

Students concerned about scope of LSU's smoke free policy

When students return to LSU this fall, they will notice something missing: smokers.

Mid-City businesses excited for Government street makeover

The mid-city section of Baton Rouge is home to some of the most unique stores in the city, but they easily go unnoticed because of the way Government street is currently set up.

Overcoming the challenges: Hundreds of students get ready for the school year

School is right around the corner for tons of kids in our area, and it's smart to be prepared. That's why hundreds of students, parents, and educators gathered at the River Center in Baton Rouge Saturday.

Meet the man who laid the groundwork for "Hollywood South"

Jerry Leggio was working for the state back in 1960, when he got the chance of a lifetime. “I was with the Department of Labor,” he explained.

Crumbling sidewalk poses challenge for Baton Rouge quadriplegic

When Glen Gaudet noticed the cracks forming on the sidewalk by the intersection of Coursey BLVD and Market Street he immediately notified DPW.

Dream comes true for local family

It's a dream come true for a Baton Rouge family. A local car dealer is helping a family whose son has Muscular Dystrophy get away on vacation. There's a new car, called the MV-1, that specially designed to help people in wheelchairs.

Teachers react to standstill in Common Core debate

Right now, teachers say they have no clue how to get ready for the new school year that's less than a month away.

CATS needs more changes after three months of new route structure

For the last three months, CATS buses have been moving in a new direction. The transit agency changed its routes and schedules to give people faster, more convenient service.

New machine provides better radiation treatment for some local cancer patients

There is a new machine in town that can treat some of the most difficult cancer cases.