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Baton Rouge attorney reacts to new immigration executive order

 The executive order that President Obama recently passed was designed to save immigrants who have been working steadily and have children WITH green cards from deportation.

Louisiana receives grant to prevent child sex trafficking

Louisiana just got a big boost from the government this week to help prevent and investigate child trafficking.

Southern Jaguars legal scholar stumped by Eric Garner decision

 "I can't breathe. I can't breathe." Those are the words that struck millions of Americans, and a viral video has a lot of them asking "why?"

BRFD: electrical malfunction caused house fire on Balis Drive

An electrical malfunction sparked a fire to a house in the 2400 block of Balis Drive, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. It happened on the front porch just before 12:40 p.m. on December 4, 2014.

First arrested made in Hammond shooting

One of the two men responsible for a shooting on Quick Boulevard is now in jail, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Mom, son, boyfriend busted for marijuana in Prairieville

Three Prairieville residents are now facing drug charges after marijuana was found in their home, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

I-10 West open near Grosse Tete

UPDATE (3:18 p.m.) All lanes are open I-10 West at LA-415, in West Baton Rouge Parish, following removal of an accident at Mile Marker 138 (past Grosse Tete).

LA joins 17 states suing Obama for immigration executive order

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joined a group of 17 states on December 3, 2014, in filing a suit challenging President Barack Obama’s recent executive orders aimed at immigration.

Trail funding only issue as St. James Parish Council approves 2015 budget

The St. James Parish Council approved a budget for 2015, but council members are not sure it is completely legal. They think the way they are funding a walking trail could be a misstep.

Educators voice their concern to Louisiana Superintendent

 "We know the challenges of educating children are becoming greater every day. This is the start of a year long discussion about how we prepare classroom teachers to be effective for their children on a daily basis."