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Mayor’s healthy city initiative awarded $1 million grant

The Fresh Beginnings Program, developed through Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden’s Healthy City Initiative, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation’s Challenge f

DOTD explains how it handles traffic nightmares

 The State Department of Transportation spoke out today about how they handle traffic tie ups like the interstate shut down Wednesday.

Mobile market to offer healthy options to food deserts by early 2013

It may surprise many people in Baton Rouge to know that they're living in food deserts. Those are areas where stores with fresh, available produce is more than a mile away, meaning people are more likely to make unhealthy food choices.

People hitchhhike to Prairieville to get free dental care

Lloyd Materre wasn't going to miss out on what is for him a once in a lifetime chance to get his teeth fixed for free.

DOTD explains how it handles traffic nightmares

The State Department of Transportation spoke out today about how they handle traffic tie ups like the interstate shut down Wednesday.

I-10 reopens; investigation of crash continues

The cleanup effort on Interstate-10 is finally over. Officials have given the all-clear, which should be good news to morning commuters.

DOTD adapting to traffic situation

While drivers were stuck in traffic officials with the department of transportation were working to get you out of that traffic. While they're trying to keep things on the roads smooth...it's obviously been a learning process.

Saints name Aaron Kromer as interim coach during Vitt's suspension

Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis has designated Offensive Line/Running Game Coach Aaron Kromer to replace Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt during his absence.

Police negotiation ends at Baton Rouge Airport, suspect in custody

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Andrew Aleffi. Police say he passed through security and showed no warning signs or a weapon. They will not say whether or not he made any demands during the negotiation.

Problems on I-10 continue overnight

After a day of dealing with nightmarish traffic conditions, morning commuters in Baton Rouge can expect to find more problems when they set out for the day.