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Obama tours Petra on last stop of Middle East tour

U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his trip to the Middle East on Saturday with a walking tour of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.

Louisiana agencies test their disaster preparedness

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Louisiana National Guard partnered to host a training exercise to measure Louisiana’s readiness to respond to a statewide emergency Saturday.

Judge allows buyout of Scotlandville homes to move forward

A judge allowed the process to move forward yesterday in the buyout of almost 50 homes near a wastewater treatment facility.

Demand for food assistance remains high at Louisiana’s food banks

According to the Louisiana Food Bank Association, demand for emergency food assistance statewide remains high while food and financial resources for the state’s five food banks are dwindling.

Defend Louisiana in Gonzales this weekend

Defend Louisiana will be collecting signatures at the Gonzales Gun & Knife Show at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24.

Southern Jags fans support team after loss

Southern University students walk into class Friday morning, a little down but still proud of the way their men’s basketball team played Thursday. The jags lost to the number one seed Gonzaga Bulldogs 64 to 58.

Sorrento residents are ready to vote in a new mayor

Early voting across the state begins Saturday, and for Sorrento, it's out with the old and in with the new. They'll be voting for a mayor, and say they've already made up their minds.

Local NAACP calls for more transparency in BRPD hiring process

The fall out from the firing of former BRPD Chief Dewayne White continued Friday. At his hearing last month White made several claims of racism in the police department, allegations that had many leaders in the Black community concerned.

Thirty-year drainage project nears completion in Ascension Parish

Flooding is no laughing matter in Ascension Parish - hundreds of residents have experienced high water, and they've been waiting for years to see something done about it.

Baton Rouge General selected as a candidate for the LIVESTRONG Foundation Community Impact Project

Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program has been selected as a candidate for the LIVESTRONG Foundation Community Impact Project, which awards funding to bring proven cancer support programs to communities across the country.