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2013 Special Olympics Summer Games this weekend

 This weekend over 800 Special Olympics Louisiana athletes, hundreds of volunteers, family members and staff invite you to come out to the 2013 State Summer Games. Friday:

Clinical drug trial thats helped one boy succeed is discontinued: parents worried

One Baton Rouge boy, born with a genetic disorder called Fragile X, has another hardship to face.

Plaquemines Parish man arrested for having sex with juvenile he met online

A Northshore resident has been booked on after chatting online with a juvenile and proceeding to have sex with her.

LSU gives tips, box office locations for Bayou Country Superfest tickets

LSU has issued the following helpful tips for fans planning to attend the Bayou Country Superfest on Saturday and Sunday at Tiger Stadium.

Mathieu makes it official and signs with the Arizona Cardinals

Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu has officially signed with the Arizona Cardinals today. According to NFL.com’s Albert Breer, the two parites agreed upon a four-year, $3.052 million deal.

GOHSEP announces ALERT FM; sends emergency alerts straight to your phone

Just in time for hurricane season, there's a new way to get the latest information from state police on watches, warnings, and alerts.

End-of-the-year celebration goes up in smoke at Lafayette elementary; no injuries

An end-of-the-year celebration at an elementary school in Lafayette ended in flames this afternoon. The good news is that no one was hurt.

Prepare for storm season with the 2013 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Louisiana residents can save money on flashlights, batteries, generators and other emergency supplies during the 2013 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26.

RSD faculty and parents still hopeful despite low LEAP scores

There are seven schools in East Baton Rouge Parish that are in the Recovery School District, and while the district got one of the lowest overall LEAP scores in the state, parents said they're not willing to give up yet on their children&#3

NOAA predicts extremely active season; 3 to 6 major hurricanes

In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active Atlantic hurricane season this year.