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BR Metro Council is looking for ways to pay for mental illness facility

The Baton Rouge Metro Council wants to build a mental health facility. They just need to figure out how they are going to pay for it. They say one way to fund the facility is to lower prison populations.

Baton Rouge road construction projects get green light to begin soon

The Green Light Plan has been in the works for years now. Voters supported it in 2005 by approving a half-cent sales tax.

New Civic Group aims to change the culture in North Baton Rouge

 There is a new civic group that's turning its attention to north Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Choice will targe Ardenwood Village, Smiley Heights, and Melrose East.

Do seat belts make buses safer?

Police are still investigating a bus crash that injured 11 students in Rapides Parish, but some people wonder if some of those injuries could have been avoided with seat belts.

UPDATE: Deputies find Gonzales woman missing since Feb. 12

UPDATE (2/26/15): Jessica Lynn Karasinki has been found unharmed by deputies, according to Ascension Parish Sheriff's spokesperson Allison Hudson.

How students at Southeast Middle plan to fight breast cancer

"Our kids need to give back to our community. Our community really supports them. I want my kids to understand that when you ask for help, you'll receive it," said Michelle Perk, a teacher at Southeast Middle School.

Baker couple arrested for stealing almost $450,000 from state’s Medicaid program

A Baker husband and wife have been arrested for conspiring to defraud the state’s Medicaid program of more than $400,000, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Gonzales Chief of Police honored at Black History Month celebration

On Thursday, February 26, students, staff and faculty from G.W. Carver Primary School took part in a special Black History Month celebration honoring famous African Americans who have paved the way in leadership roles.

Inside the Classroom: How teachers in different situations view their job

More people are talking about public education now than ever before, including standardized testing, vouchers, and funding. But teachers, the most important people in education, are not involved in many of the conversations.

Neighbors get look at three alternatives for I-10/Pecue Lane interchange

Engineers showed off the three options Wednesday evening for a new interchange on Interstate 10 at Pecue Lane. It is a project that is already five years in the making, and could be several years away from completion.