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Group turns funding loss into advocacy opportunity

Turning a loss into a victory; one grass roots group has decided to keep up the momentum of their advocacy group even though they lost their initial fight to override the governor's vetoes.

Home destroyed after fire caused by unattended cooking; $110,000 of damage

A Baton Rouge home was destroyed after a kitchen fire sparked a blaze that caused roughly $110,000 worth of damage.

People who ride LA Swift say they're relieved; Saving LA Swift

Advocates have been working to save LA Swift. It has been in operation since Hurricane Katrina.

Louisiana students' ACT scores increase

The Department of Education today announced an increase of 3,600 public high school seniors posting scores of 18 or higher on the ACT, allowing thousands more students the opportunity to attend four-year and two-year colleges without the requir

Full closure of Lee Drive begins tonight, will reopen July 22

Lee Drive will close to traffic between Boone Drive and Bayou Duplantier/Bennett Drive beginning Thursday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m. The road is expected to re-open Monday, July 22, at 3:00 p.m.

Searching for what's still made in the USA

Josh Miller never gave much thought to where his car, bed or toothpaste came from until an aluminum plant in his hometown of Ravenswood, West Virginia, shut down about four years ago.

Mandela 'steadily improving' as he turns 95 in hospital

As an ailing Nelson Mandela recuperates in a South African hospital, the world celebrated his 95th birthday Thursday, honoring his legacy in various ways, including performing 67 minutes of community service.

LDWLF clarifies stance on ATV use in Comite River

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and FIsheries issued a clarificiation on its postion on ATV use in the Comite River. Bo Boehinger, LDWF spokesman, explains that the issue is under a legal grey area.

In electrical storms, being indoors doesn't mean you're out of the woods

Weather experts agree: When lightning strikes, it's best to go indoors.

First case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus reported this year

A two-year-old horse located in Maurepas in Livingston Parish reportedly tested positive for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile Virus (WNV) and was humanely euthanized by a local veterinarian.