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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.

Need for mental health care approaching 'crisis level' in Baton Rouge

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office released its 2014 annual report this week. The report shows that mental illness is on the rise in the capital city.

New sexual assault policies for Louisiana public colleges

 The Uniform Policy on Sexual Misconduct is in place at every public university in Louisiana.

Public defender offices across LA are broke and restricting services

The East Baton Rouge Public Defender’s office is broke. The district supervisor says money is so bad, they might not make through this fiscal year.

How Shiloh Baptist Church helped stand up for civil rights

It is more than 140 years old...

UPDATE: APSO finds 17-year-old runaway missing from Gonzales

UPDATE (3:48 PM): 17-year-old Baylie Allen has been found unharmed, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

EBR Coroner: heroin deaths down, synthetic marijuana deaths up in 2014

The 2014 East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office annual report says that law enforcement has made improvement in the amount of heroin related deaths in the parish.