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Lake Charles ‘Shoe Shine Man’ still in business after 60yrs

You don't see too many shoe shine shops anymore. They seem to have gone the way of the pay telephone and cassette tapes.

'Dinner With Dads' encourages engagement from Claiborne Elementary fathers

Claiborne Elementary used the dinner table to bring its family together.

Police find $430K counterfeit cash in Amite home where woman allegedly murdered brother

The people living in one Amite neighborhood are still trying to get over the shock of investigators finding more than $430,000 in counterfeit cash at home where a woman allegedly murdered her brother.

DOTD: La. 42 is about to get wider

Department of Transportation and Development officials announced a plan widen La. 42. The highway would grow from two lanes to four. The widening would occur on a 3.7 mile long stretch of the highway between Airline Highway and La. 44.

Deputies discuss rescuing stranded family

Two St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Deputies spoke out Monday about their experience rescuing a family stuck stranded on Pellegrin Cut across Fourleague Bay from Halters Island in Terrebonne Parish.

Longboarding for Leukemia: BR pharmacist preps for 100 mile journey

A Baton Rouge pharmacist is getting ready for the longest ride of his life... on his skateboard!

'Zumba for Awareness' event hits Baton Rouge

Town Square filled up with dancing and fun for the Arc of Baton Rouge's ‘Zumba for Awareness’ event.

LSU students 'Geaux BIG': Student volunteers give back to the community

If you rode around Baton Rouge Saturday, you might have seen a lot more purple and gold than usual. That's because thousands of LSU students are "Geauxing Big."

Raising the walls: Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's team up for a cause

For a lot of families all over the country, a new house would never be possible without the help of Habitat for Humanity. Today, the organization teamed up with Lowe's to start building a new house.

Property owner speaks out after home was destroyed

A property owner in South Baton Rouge is trying to figure out who would want to burn down his parents home. Arthur Thomas grew up in home in the 2200 block of Maryland Street. Now his family home is ruined.

Kenner woman serenades drive-thru customers

Admit it: going through a fast food drive thru is usually a pain. Well, in New Orleans there's one that people go out of their way to go to.

An international wheelchair tennis tournament brings athletes to the Capital City to compete

A major international tennis tournament is going on right now in Baton Rouge, but on these courts, athletes are on two wheels. This isn't just tennis. This is David Wagner's life.

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.