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Questions, concerns raised about take-over charter

Five new charter organizations are poised to take-over some of Baton Rouge's most difficult schools, a closer look at the track records of those charters shows at least one has been denied in Louisiana already.

Shelby Holmes: remembered and celebrated by hundreds

Hundreds gathered Friday to remember and celebrate the life of Shelby Homes. He was a stat man for McKinley high sports and a former LSU intern. He was gunned down 2 weeks ago, a half-mile from his home in old south Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge students are grown-ups for a day

It's something everyone gets asked this question when they're growing up: What do you want to be when you get older? Well, a group of students from the Big Buddy Program might have their answers now.

Google releases Nexus 5 phone with Kit Kat

Google on Thursday released its latest candy-themed mobile operating system: Android 4.4, more deliciously known as Kit Kat.

Cuts will take food off the table for 47 million Americans

In the last few weeks, the media has been ablaze with news of the government shutdown, the debt limit and health care reform.

Federal court reinstates key part of Texas abortion law

A federal appeals court Thursday reinstated a key part of a new Texas abortion law, considered to be among the most restrictive in the country.

Central thieves caught on camera stealing bicycles from home

Police are searching for a couple of thieves who burglarized a Central neighborhood Wednesday morning. They have help, thanks to a resident's security camera that captured the criminals' brazen act.

Three detained after 'sophisticated' San Diego-Tijuana drug tunnel found

The passageway that zigzagged underground between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was so sophisticated that officials call it a "super tunnel."

Social Security Announces 1.5 Percent Benefit Increase for 2014

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014, the Social Security Administration announced today.

IRS warns of pervasive telephone scam

The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.