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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.

BR residents react to increased murders within the past week

In Baton Rouge, someone has been shot and killed almost every day for the past week. Baton Rouge Police said they are working hard to get to the bottom of all of this.

Tangipahoa 911 launches service that gives deaf community rare access

Imagine being in an emergency, and realizing that you cannot call 911 for help. You want to, but there is no way to tell the dispatcher what's happening.

Uber has successful opening weekend in Baton Rouge

Adam Berthelot signed up to become an Uber driver because he felt it was a way to make a difference and help people avoid some of the mistakes he's made in the past.

Baton Rouge participates in first National Gay Blood Drive

There's always a need for blood donors, but a large group of people is banned from ever rolling up their sleeves and donating. Now they say the time has come to change the law and save lives.