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Louisiana AIDS Network rally at State Capitol for Medicaid expansion

Dozens of HIV and AIDS advocates marched on the State Capitol today as part of Louisiana AIDS Network Action Day.

Clerical error allows man to avoid serving sentence for 17 years

A clerical error has prevented a man from serving a 2 year prison sentence for over 17 years. The Attorney General filed a motion today that should correct the error and send him to jail.

Saggy Pants ban in Terrebonne Parish hits below the belt

The Terrebonne Parish Council voted to outlaw saggy pants. Anyone caught wearing their pants hanging below the waist is subject to a fine.

Charges upgraded for suspect accused of beating man to death with a steel bar

Charges have been upgraded against a Baton Rouge man who is accused of beating a 66-year-old man to death, officials say.

RSD hosts parent meetings for schools in BR Achievement Zone

The Recovery School District (RSD) will share plans for their direct-run schools in the Baton Rouge Achievement Zone through a series of upcoming parent meetings.

Fifth Baton Rouge shooting victim this week expected to survive

A shooting incident has occurred every day in Baton Rouge this week. Fortunately, the latest victim is expected to survive.

MISSING: Donaldsonville man last seen by family members in February

A 45-year-old Donaldsonville man has been reported missing according to Major Kevin Hanna of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

House fire ravages BR residence

An early morning blaze heavily damaged a Baton Rouge home.

DOTD designates April as Highway Safety Awareness Month

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today the state’s month-long campaign to promote safe driving practices, especially emphasizing the need to use extreme caution while driving through work zones.

Huge increase in high school grads throughout the state

There is a big increase in the number of kids graduating high school in Louisiana. Governor Jindal said just over half of the districts in the state have more kids getting their cap and gown.