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Blight Court successfully cleaning up East Baton Rouge property

East Baton Rouge Parish is getting tough with people who do not take care of their homes. There is once again a special court set up just for people with run-down property.

'Joshua's Journey': Fundraiser to help local man in need of kidney transplant

More than 100,000 people are waiting for organ transplants in our country. Joshua Plaisance is one of them. "You've got to take it day-by-day sometimes hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute," Plaisance said.

Detached retina not enough to cause St. Amant junior to lose sight of sports' appeal

The St. Amant High School volleyball team has its sights set on playing for a state title. To get there, they will need a contribution from a junior who sat out last season because she could not see.

South Louisiana welcomes 30 new law enforcement officers

Right now, 30 new law enforcement officials are getting ready to start serving our community.  They protect and serve our community every day. They are our men and women law enforcement officers.

Art show gives back to grieving family

It's never easy to lose a loved one, but it's something we've all had to experience... the grief, the loss, and the expenses.

St. John residents frustrated by officials' response to water system trouble

People in St. John the Baptist Parish are not satisfied; not with their parish, and not with state experts who say their water is safe.

'Thrive and survive': Survivor shares her story of overcoming breast cancer

Breast cancer takes the lives of thousands of women across our country, but hundreds of women, live to tell their stories.

CATS asking for community input on new proposed routes

The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking public input as it plans to grow the current system at the end of November.

Teens life saved by organ donation: two families create unique bond

Life is short, but you don't always realize how short it is. One family lost a young man, and through him saved six lives. Savannah Smith re-claimed her life, through someone else's death.

Baton Rouge man reflects on memorable role in 'Hocus Pocus'

You've probably already seen the movie Hocus Pocus playing on cable. For many - the movie is a cult classic.

Customers, employees disappointed Highland Coffees forced to close

A beloved community meeting place by LSU is saying goodbye after a quarter of a century, leaving patrons steaming mad and some cold with disappointment.

Louisiana child with a rare lung disease helps others

One year has passed since a Jennings family was told their then three-year-old son, Joel, would likely not live through the year.

Pilots gear up for Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival just kicked off! They are big and colorful, but flying a hot air balloon isn't easy, just ask veteran pilot John Good. "It's pretty tough sometimes," Good said.

Livingston Parish Council delays action on proposed gravel pit

The Livingston Parish Council deferred a vote Thursday on restrictions on certain mining operations.

Renowned lawyer files class action lawsuit against St. John water system

After weeks of fear about their water, people in St. John the Baptist Parish are fighting back. They are taking the parish to court, because they say all the problems they are facing are no accident.