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'I'm getting back in the race;' Slaughter comments on possible re-election

Qualifying is now closed for the mayoral race in Port Allen, but there's one familiar name on the candidate list  of 5. "I'm a fighter. I'm getting back in the race."

SU students still in shock over school teams ban from play

Southern University students are still reeling after news that their players and teams were all deemed ineligible until further notice.

Elderly couple shows how you're never too old to fall in love

Inside her Granite Bay, California home, 94-year-old Golden Henning anxiously waits for her dinner date.

YouthBuild finds new funding, relaunches with new students eager for second chance

A program that gives second chances to high school dropouts got a second chance of its own.

Teachers turn to anonymous donors for help stocking local classrooms

Dwindling school budgets and under-resourced districts are forcing teachers to get creative with how they stock their classrooms

Winning for awareness: Ms. Wheelchair LA hopes her win will inspire others

Louisiana has a new Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana. Her name's Leah Hoffpauir, and she wants to make a change.

USA Network brings ‘Characters Unite’ tour to LSU

Instead of just talking about what they want the world to be like, lots of LSU students are literally wearing their ideals. The USA Network brought its "Characters Unite" bus to the Baton Rouge campus today.

Volunteers needed: Forum 35 community service hosts 'Forum Fever' rally

"Speak out and speak up and give a young person's perspective on the different issues affecting our community," said Forum 35 President, Jesse Hoggard. That's exactly what one group is aiming to do.

Four same-sex couples sue state of Louisiana for marital recognition

Four same-sex couples in Louisiana have filed a lawsuit against the state in an attempt to be recognized as a married couple in their own homes.

LSU pr students compete in national pr competition

Five LSU Public Relations students are trying to help get LSU it's first win in a national public relations competition.

Young, local Catholics more engaged with Church in year since Pope Benedict resigned

One year ago Tuesday, Pope Benedict took the historic step of resigning from his position, a decision that has had a strong impact on young, local Catholics.

Port Allen voters discuss what they want to see in their next mayor

Voters in Port Allen are getting ready to make a big decision. This spring they’ll have to vote on a new mayor. Qualifying for the mayor’s race begins Wednesday. Voters say they are keeping a close eye on the race.

Educators, community question decisions made during charter take-over

Of the five charter operations coming in to take-over RSD schools four are from out of state, but those operators aren't the only ones that applied for the spots.

Father uses story of personal tragedy to inspire teens to end distracted driving

Brusly High students have a new perspective on what it means to drive a car.

Top NFL prospect announces he's gay; local athletes, coaches respond

It's a game changer for the "US of A's" most popular sport, "I'm a college graduate, I'm African American, and I'm gay," said NFL prospect, M