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DARE program turns 30

The DARE program has been teaching kids to stay away from drugs and gangs for thirty years now. In Louisiana, Baker police chief Mike Knaps was one of the first DARE officers in the state when the program began back in 1991.

Explosion shakes St. Amant

A scary experience for residents of one St. Amant neighborhood after a propane tank exploded yesterday, shaking everything in sight.

State paid medicaid coverage fees for over 1,700 deceased: cost of 1.9 million dollars

In the last eighteen months, the Department of Health and Hospitals paid over 1.9 million dollars in Medicaid coverage for people who no longer needed coverage, because they had passed away. So how did it happen?

Motor home explodes in St. Amant, homes up to 12 miles away feel ground shake due to blast

 A motor home camper exploded in St. Amant in the early evening hours of November 3.

State Representative Alan Seabaugh drops out of national Senate race, endorses Cassidy

U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy. M.D. welcomed the endorsement of State Representative Alan Seabaugh (R-District 5) for his candidacy for Louisiana’s U.S Senate in 2014.

Louisiana rises to number 6 in National Business Climate ranking

Governor Bobby Jindal hailed Louisiana’s rise to No. 6 in the Site Selection 2013 Top U.S. Business Climates, the state’s highest-ever placement in the magazine’s annual ranking. Louisiana moved up from No.

Baton Rouge welcomes new heart and vascular center

Cardiovascular disease and stroke affect a lot of people in Louisiana, and more people die of those causes than anywhere else. Now, those suffering from heart and vascular issues don't have to leave Louisiana to get help.

Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes new baby Nile Lechwe

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a new male Nile lechwe. Born at the Baton Rouge Zoo in the early morning hours of November 2, the baby is now on exhibit with its mother and doing well.

Motorcyclists killed in Natchitoches Parish crash

A single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle killed a man from Robeline on November 2. Troopers responded to the crash around 11:30 p.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 120 near Flora/Cypress.

Justices dismiss state law restricting medical abortions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a pending appeal from Oklahoma officials who were defending a state law limiting abortions performed with medicine instead of surgery.