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Southeastern students worried about latest round of staff cuts

Teachers at Southeastern University got letters this week, warning them that they could lose their jobs thanks to more budget cuts.

Saints hit by injury bug, lose WR Morgan and DE Coleman

Wide Receiver Joe Morgan will miss the entire 2013 NFL season with a knee injury. Saints defensive end Kenyon Coleman will likely be out the entire year with a torn pectoral muscle.

School is back in session: Make smart decisions on the road

School is officially in session, at least in Ascension Parish. That means 20,000 students will be on buses and in cars morning and afternoon heading to and from class. So being extra cautious on the roads is more important than ever.

Allen Parish man arrested on child pornography charges

An Allen Parish man has been arrested for downloading child pornography onto his computer.

Suspect in Louisiana 2011 fatal hit-and-run arrested in Florida on unrelated charges

A man who was a suspect in a fatal 2011 hit-and-run crash in Lafourche Parish was arrested on Florida on unrelated charged.

Lafayette teen dies after fall from balcony at condo in Orange Beach

The 17-year-old from Lafayette who fell from a balcony while vacationing with his family in Alabama died as a result of his injuries, according to reports.

New fire station opens in the Independence Park area

People living in the Independence Park area can now feel safer – the Baton Rouge Fire Department opened a brand new fire station in their neighborhood.

National Safety Council offers back-to-school safety tips

As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect, and safety should be a priority for every family as children return to classrooms this fall.

Manning bros. bring sweet grooves in DirecTV rap ad

Perhaps taking a page from Saturday Night Live’s The Lonely Island, DirecTV sought out New Orleans natives Eli and Peyton Manning – not for their football skills – but their ability to rap.

Homeowners, wildlife officials seek lifting of protected status for black bears

State wildlife officials and south Louisiana residents agreed Tuesday night that removing the protected status of coastal black bears will help to maintain the bear population and protect neighborhoods.