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Reese Witherspoon speaks on arrest: I panicked

After canceling TV appearances in light of her disorderly conduct arrest last month, Reese Witherspoon is ready to talk.

Third annual 'Boating Education Lagniappe Day' slated for May 11

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be hosting the third annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at eight different locations across the state.

Weather improves, but California wildfire still threatens 4,000 homes

Firefighters battling a two-day-old wildfire near Los Angeles were enjoying "favorable conditions" Saturday as the return of cool ocean breezes promised to weaken a firestorm that burned 28,000 acres and still threatens 4,000 homes, a

NRA's LaPierre says gun rights struggle a 'long war'

Wayne LaPierre, the nation's most visible gun-rights advocate, rallied supporters on Saturday for a renewed fight against gun control, saying membership is up since the Newtown massacre, and calling the effort to stop new limits a "lon

Unity day kickstarts children's confidence

Kids kicked and punched their way into an education in north baton rouge Saturday.

Unrestrained Gonzales driver died in accident

Shortly before 6:45 pm on Friday May 3, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 74 near LA Hwy 928 (Bluff Rd.) in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of Adam N.

PepsiCo drops Lil Wayne over Emmett Till lyric in rap song

PepsiCo is ending its relationship with rapper Lil Wayne over what the company calls an "offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon" -- 14-year-old Emmett Till, who was killed nearly 60 years ago.

EBR Parish Library announces May programs for teens

The following programs will be held for teens throughout the month of May. Registration is required for some programs. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.

BRCC’s Veterinary Technology Program receives accreditation

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) recently conferred accreditation on Baton Rouge Community College’s (BRCC) Veterinary Technology program.

Suicides nearly double among 50-somethings

Teen suicides often get the most media attention - tragic stories like that of Canadian teen Amanda Todd remind us that depression is a serious mental health issue for adolescents.