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DOTD designates April as Highway Safety Awareness Month

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today the state’s month-long campaign to promote safe driving practices, especially emphasizing the need to use extreme caution while driving through work zones.

Huge increase in high school grads throughout the state

There is a big increase in the number of kids graduating high school in Louisiana. Governor Jindal said just over half of the districts in the state have more kids getting their cap and gown.

Memorial ceremony held at USS KIDD to commemorate attack

An emotional anniversary was remembered today on board the USS KIDD in Baton Rouge – a kamikaze plane hit the side of the ship 68 years ago today. The attack happened just off the coast of Okinawa, which is south of Japan.

EBR coroner warns of positional asphyxia; could kill infants, adults

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner is trying to raise awareness of a type of accidental suffocation. Positional asphyxia happens to both children and adults when the way they're laying down and don’t get enough oxygen.

Boil advisory issued for portions of Iberville Parish

A boil alert advisory has been issued for Iberville Parish Water District 3 customers located on Hwy. 992-3 (Tenant Road) from Highway 75 (Belleview Road) to Hwy.

Local meat packing company recalling over 20,000 pounds of deli meat

Manda Packing Company, a Baker, La., establishment, is recalling approximately 20,166 pounds of cooked roast beef deli meat due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S.

Jindal to visit New Hampshire, stoking 2016 speculation

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline a GOP fundraiser next month in New Hampshire, a move that will fuel speculation he is seriously eyeing a bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

MISSING: Donaldsonville man last seen by family members in February

A 45-year-old Donaldsonville man has been reported missing according to Major Kevin Hanna of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Parents upset about plan to move children from Delmont Elementary

Parents at Delmont Elementary are mad at the East Baton Rouge School District for taking their children out of a school they like.

Local business owner feels 'violated' after her store is robbed

Anne Ogea's store, Lion’s Gate, is still closed. And now, she wants to know who broke into her store around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.