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Defend Louisiana in Gonzales this weekend

Defend Louisiana will be collecting signatures at the Gonzales Gun & Knife Show at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24.

Southern Jags fans support team after loss

Southern University students walk into class Friday morning, a little down but still proud of the way their men’s basketball team played Thursday. The jags lost to the number one seed Gonzaga Bulldogs 64 to 58.

Local NAACP calls for more transparency in BRPD hiring process

The fall out from the firing of former BRPD Chief Dewayne White continued Friday. At his hearing last month White made several claims of racism in the police department, allegations that had many leaders in the Black community concerned.

Thirty-year drainage project nears completion in Ascension Parish

Flooding is no laughing matter in Ascension Parish - hundreds of residents have experienced high water, and they've been waiting for years to see something done about it.

Baton Rouge General selected as a candidate for the LIVESTRONG Foundation Community Impact Project

Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program has been selected as a candidate for the LIVESTRONG Foundation Community Impact Project, which awards funding to bring proven cancer support programs to communities across the country.

Florida Boulevard, I-12 to experience lane closures this weekend

Expect lane closures on Eastbound and Westbound US 190 (Florida Blvd) in Baton Rouge from Foster Dr. to Airline Hwy. in each direction from 8:00 p.m. Friday night, March 22 through Monday morning, March 25 at 6:00 a.m.

Work at Bayou Corne sinkhole on hold due to increased movement underground

Assumption Parish Emergency officials say work around Bayou Corne is on hold for now after new reports of increased movement going on underneath the surface of the sinkhole.

River Parishes Community College breaks ground in Ascension for new massive campus

Ascension Parish is welcoming its latest multi-million dollar development.

Clergymen bring stats to Capitol to persuade Gov. Jindal to reconsider tax plan

Clergymen bring stats to Capitol to persuade Gov. Jindal to reconsider tax plan Dozens of pastors, priests and clergymen from across the state came together again to speak out against Governor Jindal's tax reform plan.

Community fundraiser to help cyclist injured in hit-and-run crash pay medical bills

Sarah Garza spent New Year’s Day in the hospital after she was knocked off her bike by a hit-and-run driver. Along with lingering pain from her injuries, she now has roughly $10,000 in medical bills.