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LPB chronicles comeback of LA Black Bear

Two decades ago, the Louisiana Black Bear was on the brink of extinction, but today it is on the rebound. The latest episode of Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s six-part wildlife series Alive!

End of mortgage-fix break could mean big tax bills

A tax break for struggling mortgage borrowers ends Jan. 1 and that could mean big tax bills -- and financial hits for their neighbors.

Old Hammond Highway remains closed as firefighters battle a strip mall fire

Baton Rouge Fire Fighters continue to battle a fire at a strip mall fire on Old Hammond Highway. We're told one fire fighter has been burned and is being treated at a local hospital.

Healthy eating costs you $1.50 more a day

Eating nutritional foods is one of the best ways to reduce obesity. But following a healthy diet isn't always easy, especially for lower socioeconomic groups.

It's a winter mess from the Southwest to the Northeast

No matter how you spell it, ice is a four letter word Friday. Just ask folks living anywhere from Texas to Tennessee.

St. George debate fought out over nationl headlines

The debate over St. George incorporation is now being fought out on the pages of national publications like the Huffington Post.

Baton Rouge protester stands up for fast food workers

It's been another day of protests around the country as fast food workers continue to fight for higher wages.

Nelson Mandela dies in South Africa

Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. He was 95.

New Baby Bongo at BREC's BR Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has announced the arrival of a new female bongo calf.

Shell passes on locating GTL project in Louisiana

Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) announced on Thursday that the company will not move forward with the proposed 140,000 barrels per day Gulf Coast gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Louisiana and will suspend any further work on the pro