Your Stories

Donation will be instrumental to continued growth of Belaire HS band

There is a brand new sound at Belaire High School, because of a gift that will change the quality and size of its marching band<

BR native describes work as Machinist’s Mate on Navy ship

Hundred-degree temperatures, life or death stress, and long hours; these are all part of a normal day in the life of a Machinist’s Mate (MM).

FL vacationers witness possible shark attack, saves life

Watching from their hotel balcony, a group of guys vacationing in Destin, Florida witnessed a Hammerhead Shark get uncomfortably close to some swimmers. They yelled warnings, but it took a long time for their message to sink in.

BR author hopes book inspires children, adults

Sometimes, everyone needs a bit of cheering up, especially the little ones in Children Hospitals all across our area.

Kleinpeter: new managers, training, equipment have restored dairy's quality

Kleinpeter Farms Dairy has made significant changes since customers complained about milk spoiling too quickly.

Saved by the Belt: Teen awarded for buckling up

Half the drivers killed in accidents in Louisiana so far this year were not wearing a seat belt, but Connor Waits is an exception. Connor's life was saved because of his decision to obey the law.

New company makes 3D printing affordable for BR inventors

There is a brand new company in the Capitol City that wants to help you get your ideas off the ground, and they're doing it in a very futuristic way. A dinosaur's skull, a piece of drilling equipment, an action figure.

BR Mayor vows to stop veteran homelessness by 2015

Homeless veterans in Baton Rouge won't have to worry about finding a place to sleep. That's because Mayor Kip Holden answered a challenge from the White House in a big way.

New rules may force local truck stop to give up tiger

The owner of Tiger Truck Stop is fighting a new set of rules that might force his to give up his main attraction.

BR charity starts 2nd food drive to honor boy’s dying wish

Right now, people around the Capitol City are doing what they can to help feed the hungry, all to help make one little boy's wish come true.

BR Toastmasters take the fear out of public speaking

Whether we're getting ready to do a demonstration about Jujitsu or perhaps we need to give a speech at a wedding, public speaking can be a stressful ordeal.

'Breast Cancer Can Stick It': Survivor makes a difference through campaign

Experts say, more than 300,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Forty-thousand of them are expected to die, but one breast cancer survivor is doing what she can to help and "stick it" to breast cancer.

'Red Stick Rumble': Local students participate in multi-state robotics competition

A lot of people are on vacation this Labor Day weekend, but dozens of local teens were hard at work. However, their work involves something a little different... like creating robots!

YaYas group brings dancing, joy to local senior citizens

Who doesn’t love to dance? That’s the idea behind a special line dancing group that goes by “YaYas.”

Son of veteran driving cross-country to preserve education about World War II

The greatest generation is slowly becoming another forgotten generation. But one man is using his personal feelings of sadness to make sure everyone remembers the lessons of World War II.