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North Baton Rouge Training Initiative hopes to bring work to high unemployment area

Local community leaders as well as workforce development held a press conference today to kick off the 70805 Education For Careers fair and to launch the North Baton Rouge Training Initiative.

Governor Jindal cuts ribbon at new L.E. Fletcher campus development

Governor Bobby Jindal marked the opening of the new L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College campus development on Tuesday.

GOHSEP holds hurricane preparedness meeting

In advance of a predicted, near-normal season, state officials came together today for a midseason review of their hurricane preparedness plans and coordination with other agencies.

Man honors murdered son and nephew with a specially designed car

A man from Central, La. is using a race car to capture the memory of his son and nephew both victims of violent crime.

Shaw Group sold for $3 billion

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement with CB&I (NYSE: CBI) under which CB&I will acquire Shaw in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.

Heat advisory issued; EMS seeing high number of heat related calls

A heat advisory has been issued for Monday, July 30, which means that the heat index will be over 108 degrees for more than four hours of the day. For those working outdoors, that creates the potential for a dangerous medical issue.

Parents prep kids for upcoming school year

With the start of school just weeks away, parents are once again looking to equip their kids with everything they need to be successful.

Residents angry about stench along Bayou Manchac

“I've waded through all this swamp, high water, low water, crawfish whatever you want to talk about and I've never seen this smell before," says Johnny Braud

Elizabeth Sumrall back in Baton Rouge and moving on from Aurora shooting

Less than a week ago Elizabeth Sumrall and her best friend Bonniekate Porciau stepped in to a crowded theater in Aurora, Colorado, they left it forever changed.

NOPD seeking information about missing teen

Members of the New Orleans Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Haraquon Degruy, who was last seen leaving her residence on July 16, 2012, at about 1:45 p.m., in the 5300 block of Norgate Drive.