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‘Make something good come from my death’: May 9 declared Louisiana Gray Day

Thursday, May 9, 2013 will be the first Louisiana Gray Day in honor of a man who died from brain cancer in 2010. “The last thing he asked his family to do was to make something good come from his death.”

Costco will be the next mega store to set up shop in Baton Rouge

Metro Council approved the Costco proposal 10-1. That paves the way for the mega store to move into Baton Rouge.

Voucher program participants hopeful lawmakers will find the funds for the voucher program

"When I heard it my heart dropped," shared Shari Burks has seven grandkids at Hosana Christian Academy. When she heard the news the voucher program's funding was ruled unconstitutional Tuesday she was worried.

Man turns himself in after ramming house with vehicle

A man who tried to injure residents of a home by driving into it with his vehicle has turned himself in.

Fatal crash claims the life of 85-year-old woman

An elderly woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision that occured in Baton Rouge this morning.

Tip to Crime Stoppers leads man to turn himself in to police for murder

A tip to Crime Stoppers is what prompted a man to turn himself in for the shooting death of a Zachary man, police say.

Proposed ordinance to expand local animal cruelty laws could be tough to enforce

A proposed law would force some local dog owners to change the way they care for their pets. The East Baton Rouge Metro Council will debate an ordinance Wednesday that would prohibit tethering a dog for more than an hour.

Three Runnels students to play baseball, run track at Louisiana universities

It's signing day for three Raiders at Runnels High School. Josh Morris will return to the diamond as a Northwestern Demon.

Jindal dismisses rumors of local business tax hike

Governor Jindal put the rumor of possible tax increases to rest. The House of Representatives was considering a secret tax plan that would cost local businesses $500 million over four years at a cost of $1.3 billion.

Breakaway school district takes another step closer to creation

Legislation that could affect tens of thousands of East Baton Rouge families is one step closer to becoming reality. Two proposed amendments that would create the breakaway school district have been approved by senators.