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FDA approves over the counter Plan B pill, causes some to question that decision

The FDA has approved Plan B to be sold over the counter so now any woman over 15 years old can pick it up without a prescription. Before the approval, people under 17 needed a prescription.

Downtown street closures for shooting of movie to begin Thursday, May 2

Several streets in the downtown area will close to traffic over the next two weeks to film the movie “Search Party,” a comedy produced by Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Films.

Parents excited to get scholarship letters for upcoming school year

While the state supreme court waits to rule on the legality of school vouchers, thousands of Louisiana parents are happy to take advantage of them.

Bill making sexual identity discrimination illegal shot down

The LGBT community took another hit in their fight for equality at the State Capitol today.

WANTED: Authorities seek man wanted for stalking, assault charges

A man in East Baton Rouge Parish is wanted on various charges, ranging from stalking to assault.

Senate committee approves Medicaid expansion bill

The Senate Committee on Health and Welfare narrowly approved a bill that allows for the expansion of Medicaid Tuesday night. The bill passed on to the Senate floor in a four to one vote.

The Advocate sold to the Georges Family

The Georges family announced today that they have purchased the state’s largest daily print newspaper.

Woman critically injured after running into back of log truck

A two-vehicle crash in Bossier Parish has sent one driver to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

New Orleans Bowl date announced

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl officials and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced today that the annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. (CST).

BRPD searching for attempted murder suspect

Authorities are looking for a woman wanted on attempted murder charges. The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking for Martina Creshaun Gibson for Attempted-Second Degree Murder.