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Bill that would delay teacher evaluation system dies

A controversial bill that would delay the start of teacher evaluations died in the Senate Education Committee. The proposed law would use this first year of evaluations as data only.

Lafayette man arrested for rape of child family member that happened 40 years ago

A 66-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a female family member 40 years ago. If convicted, he could face a 99 year sentence.

Les Miles rappels downtown building for 'Over the Edge for Adoption'

LSU head football coach Les Miles rappelled down the 308-foot tall, 24-story One American Place building in downtown Baton Rouge on Thursday afternoon to raise awareness for the “Over the Edge for Adoption” non-profit foundation, wh

A year later, sinkhole problems still plague Bayou Corne

Bayou Corne residents found the first bubble site one year ago. Right now there are 61 bubble sites and a huge sinkhole in the small town.

Gaines family remembers loved ones killed in crash one year ago

It's been one year since a drunk driver took the lives of seven people, including 5 children. Since then, every day has been a battle for the Gaines family to make sure the man who did this will pay for his actions.

MISSING: Prairieville runaway could be headed to New Orleans area

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for a 15-year-old runaway, Jacquasha Carter, who left her residence in Prairieville on May 23, according to Major Kevin Hanna.

Study: Louisiana students taking Advanced Placement courses increases 33 percent

The Department of Education announced that during the 2012-2013 school year, Louisiana students took approximately 6,000 more Advanced Placement (AP) courses than in the year before.

Police vehicle flips during chase, two officers injured

Two Slidell Police Officers were sent to the hospital early this morning after they flipped a police cruiser during a high speed chase.

LSU clarifies television decision for NCAA Baseball Regional

The NCAA Baseball Regional Tournament in Baton Rouge will be carried on espn3.com and is also available on the WatchESPN application for mobile devices. The games will not be available on over-the-air or via cable television.

52 bills become new laws in Louisiana for 2013 legislative session

Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 52. Below are the latest additions.