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Continued road issues, closures due to weather

The following road closures have been announced due to weather conditions.

January Proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joins the nation in recognizing January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  

MISSING: Officials ask for information about Baton Rouge man, foul play possible

The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking for the publics assistance to locate a man who has been missing since December.

Guns no immediate factor in WBR school board security plans

The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board began the process of creating a shooting response plan with little mention of putting guns on campus.

Breached levee prompts emergency sandbagging operation to save historic park

An emergency sandbag operation took place over the weekend after overflow from the Vermilion River threatened to flood a major portion of a living history park.

Ascension,Livingston Parish residents fight flood water

The Amite River along the Livingston and Ascension Parish line remains swollen. Flood waters continue to creep closer and closer to businesses and homes.

Should teachers be armed?

Would you feel safe if the person who taught your kids had a gun in the classroom? It’s an issue the West Baton Rouge school board has decided to tackle in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school.  

Students at East St. John celebrate the move to first full school day since Isaac

For most students Monday was just another school day. For the kids at East St. John High, it was the day they had been looking forward to for months.

DOTD issues weather travel advisory

With the possibility of continued heavy rain and flooding in the forecast, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the department staff is prepared to deal with severe weather and hazardous road conditio

Amber alerts help law enforcment save lives

January 13 is National Amber Alert Awareness Day.