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RSD hosts parent meetings for schools in BR Achievement Zone

The Recovery School District (RSD) will share plans for their direct-run schools in the Baton Rouge Achievement Zone through a series of upcoming parent meetings.

High speed trading fueled Twitter flash crash

One scary -- and false -- tweet, and the Dow quickly plunged 140 points, or roughly 1%. Many are pointing fingers at high speed trading by computers for the swift decline.

Heavy rain brings high water and road closures in Baton Rouge

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports several road closures, due to the heavy rainfall and high water. Among those are:

Town devastated by fertilizer explosion is guided by the West way

Next to the 24-hour Czech Stop off I-35 in central Texas, travelers line up to get a taste of the pastries and breads that define this community.

'A train has been lifted off my shoulders,' former suspect in ricin case says

Thrust into the headlines last week, accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and two other officials, Paul Kevin Curtis is a free man again.

Flooding threatens already drenched Midwest, South

A powerful spring cold snap brings more rain and snow to a soggy U.S. heartland Wednesday, putting more pressure on riverside communities from the upper Midwest to the Deep South.

Crime victims honored with flowers and prayers

Families took turns tossing flowers into the lake at BREC's North Sherwood Forrest Community Park. They mourned and remembered the people they loved, and some they lost.

Shell Shocked: New documentary examines the murder capital of the nation, New Orleans

A new documentary regarding violence in New Orleans will be presented to law makers and the public in Baton Rouge during National Victims’ Rights Awareness Week.

Auditor's report highlights money troubles in Sorrento

The Town of Sorrento missed out on thousands of dollars because of unpaid traffic tickets and unpaid utility bills. That's according to a new report from the state legislative auditor's office.

Survey: Louisiana residents see healthcare cuts as unnecessary, believe state government should accept Medicaid expansion

In Louisiana, healthcare and higher education receive most of the burden of state budget cuts. So how does the public perceive these cuts?