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'Ban the Box' movement heads to the state capitol

It's a little box to check on almost every employment application, ‘have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony?’ It's an easy question to answer, but for thousands of former inmates it can mean the end of their sea

President addresses issue of sexual assault: local students speak out about the issue

With all the talk concerning sexual assaults in the area lately, local college students are speaking out about it.

Mother of murdered teen turns to community for help

The mother of a teen gunned down on St. Joseph Street in Baton Rouge is asking for assistance.

Local men develop new device that plays music underwater: only one of its kind

From hurricanes, to fishing and even boating on the Mississippi, water is a part of every day life in Louisiana. Now, an invention designed and developed by Louisiana natives is about take the nation by storm.

BR AIDS advocates ask barber shops for help pairing kids with mentors

A visit to the barbershop or hair salon can make someone look a little better, but it can also transform a young person's life.

Violent 'knockout game' hits home; BR boy suffers concussion, cuts

He dreams of becoming an engineer, loves computers, and even knows Kung Fu,  but right now, this twelve year old can't do any of those things.

Local group helps homeowner get easier way to leave home

Mary Lee Johnson lived at her home on St. Joseph Street for more than 40 years, but now recently she's had trouble getting off her porch.

Local martial arts instructor gives tips on self defense, says always be aware

With the recent string of home invasions and sexual assaults in Baton Rouge, police are urging women to learn some self defense. "You never know where you’re going to be when you get attacked."

Runners cross the finish line in the Capital City

Thousands of runners flocked to Downtown Baton Rouge to run in the Louisiana Marathon and The Half at the Louisiana Marathon Sunday.

Louisiana lawmakers to discuss marijuana legalization Tuesday

Colorado has done it, Washington has done it, will Louisiana be the next state to legalize Marijuana?

LA natives ready to spread largest paint and sip franchise internationally

Louisiana natives are known for having a good time. Now Louisiana is also known for two women who are now behind one of the largest franchises in the nation that involves two things, art and wine.

Public gives critique of CPRA draft of annual plan

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority officials are looking for your thoughts on the draft of the state's annual plan for rebuilding the coast and protecting the state’s defenses from storms

Termites take over Napoleonville Primary gym; parents, neighbors concerned

Unwelcomed visitors have this napoleonville school without a gym. It's not crime, fire, or flood, but a severe termite infestation.

Both sides of St. George issue clamor for public debate

Representatives from both sides of the St. George debate are challenging one another to an open debate, as incorporation supporters maintain that their support continues to grow.

Prairieville family looses everything: positive, despite previous struggles

For one family in our area, it's been struggle, after struggle, after struggle. Between a hurricane, a rare disease and now a house fire, they have been through a lot. It would be hard to stay optimistic.