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Unity day kickstarts children's confidence

Kids kicked and punched their way into an education in north baton rouge Saturday.

Unrestrained Gonzales driver died in accident

Shortly before 6:45 pm on Friday May 3, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 74 near LA Hwy 928 (Bluff Rd.) in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of Adam N.

PepsiCo drops Lil Wayne over Emmett Till lyric in rap song

PepsiCo is ending its relationship with rapper Lil Wayne over what the company calls an "offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon" -- 14-year-old Emmett Till, who was killed nearly 60 years ago.

EBR Parish Library announces May programs for teens

The following programs will be held for teens throughout the month of May. Registration is required for some programs. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.

BRCC’s Veterinary Technology Program receives accreditation

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) recently conferred accreditation on Baton Rouge Community College’s (BRCC) Veterinary Technology program.

Suicides nearly double among 50-somethings

Teen suicides often get the most media attention - tragic stories like that of Canadian teen Amanda Todd remind us that depression is a serious mental health issue for adolescents.

DOTD seeking design-build firm to construct section of I-49 South

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) alerting contractors and consultants that the department is seeking a design-build firm to construct the next section of I-49 South from just nort

Cinco de Mayo: Have fun but don't drink & drive

Over the years, Cinco de Mayo has grown in the United States to become a popular celebration of Hispanic culture. Unfortunately, such celebrations sometimes involve consuming margaritas and other alcoholic beverages, then driving.

New Roads honors memory of Beulah Morris with candlelight vigil

The town of New Roads struggles to understand the death of Beulah Morris nearly two weeks ago. But Friday night, they began the healing process with a candlelight vigil outside her home.

Do you wear YOUR seatbelt? Factual answers for common excuses

Through the course of their career, Troopers hear every excuse imaginable for a driver's behavior while behind the wheel. Among these, Troopers find seatbelt misconceptions and myths are widespread.