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Three Whitney Bank branches to close in Baton Rouge at end of August

Whitney Bank is closing three of their Baton Rouge branches this summer. On August 30, the branches on Airline Highway, Plank Road and Citiplace Drive will all close their doors.

Portion of Bayou Corne sinkhole containment levee sinks

Texas Brine officials said that part of the containment levee around the sinkhole in Bayou Corne has sunk itself. Crews discovered the change on the south side of the sinkhole when they arrived for work on Tuesday.

Teach for America new corps members help freshen up school

South Louisiana has 100 new teachers trying to make a difference in some of it's most impoverished schools. Wednesday the Teach for America corp members worked on service projects across the city.

Three arrested for stealing over 1,000 gallons of diesel

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested three men as part of a theft operation in which over 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel was stolen from a local service station.

Red Cross volunteers return from Oklahoma after giving and receiving

After two weeks, local American Red Cross volunteers are returning home from Oklahoma. They witnessed the destruction caused by a pair of tornadoes, and the spirit of people determined to pick themselves back up.

Victim becomes suspect: Man arrested for fibbing about armed robbery

Police thought they helped a victim when they made an arrest for an armed robbery. What they learned, however, resulted in the additional arrest of the victim.

Report: 7.5 percent of state’s population suffers from fatal lung disease, females at greater risk

Women are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation.

Tropical Storm Andrea forms and heads to Florida

The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Andrea in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon. The Hurricane Hunters flew into the cluster of thunderstorms and found a well-defined area of circulation.

Local aging community starting to see effects of funding cuts

Federal and state funding cuts are hurting our senior citizens here in Baton Rouge. With an increased need for programs like Meals on Wheels, the huge cuts to funding could leave hundreds hungry.

Generators and hurricanes: A potentially deadly combination

Not one, not ten, not even 50 people die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning due to the use of generators. On average, 81 people die each year according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Louisiana State Fire Marshal H.