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Lafayette teen dies after fall from balcony at condo in Orange Beach

The 17-year-old from Lafayette who fell from a balcony while vacationing with his family in Alabama died as a result of his injuries, according to reports.

New fire station opens in the Independence Park area

People living in the Independence Park area can now feel safer – the Baton Rouge Fire Department opened a brand new fire station in their neighborhood.

National Safety Council offers back-to-school safety tips

As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect, and safety should be a priority for every family as children return to classrooms this fall.

Worker wages: Wendy's vs. Wal-Mart vs. Costco

Can a company make money and also pay its workers well?

Nutritional company expands voluntary recall of diet supplement

A national nutritional company has expanded a recall of supplements due to an undeclared drug ingredient.

Homeowners, wildlife officials seek lifting of protected status for black bears

State wildlife officials and south Louisiana residents agreed Tuesday night that removing the protected status of coastal black bears will help to maintain the bear population and protect neighborhoods.

Lafayette teen injured after falling from balcony in Orange Beach

A 17-year-old from Lafayette is recovering in the hospital after he fell from a balcony early this morning. It happened while he was vacationing in Orange Beach, Alabama, which is where another Louisiana teen died less than a month ago.

East St. John High School students still stuck learning off campus

Students at East St. John High School are getting ready to head back to school, but for the second year in row classes will be held off campus. Most of the school was destroyed during Hurricane Isaac.

First heat advisory of the year in Baton Rouge

EMS officials said they have gotten a bunch of calls this week from people who are suffering from heat strokes.

Father of Cajun Lagoon drowning victim wants park closed

It’s been a week since 14 year-old Nick Kissner drowned at Cajun Lagoon; now his dad, John Kissner, is on a mission to make sure no parent has to go through what he has.