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18 year old Southern graduate makes university history

Friday Polite Stewart made history at Southern University, by being the youngest grad the school has ever seen.

Tow For Life program offers free safe ride home program for the holiday season

As the holiday season continues on, so too do the parties, which typically involve alcoholic beverages. A local towing service offers an option for drivers so they can celebrate, but end up home safely.

Louisiana State Police to hold free holiday child safety seat installation event

The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force (LPSTF), Louisiana State Police Troop A and “Lexlee’s Kids” will collaborate to celebrate the holidays and promote safety on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Students, teachers excited about new Live Oak campus

Jessica Bonura teaches special education at Live Oak High School. Her son Benjamin is one of her students. They couldn't be more excited Live Oak is unveiling its new campus on Monday.

90 buildings damaged by tornado in Baker area

While the cleanup from tornado damage continues, we're learning just how destructive those storms were in the Baker area.

BRPD steps up DWI checkpoints for holiday season

The Baton Rouge Police Department wants to be sure drivers get the message not to drink and drive this holiday season.

Downtown Baton Rouge holds grand opening of Convention Street Park

Hundreds of people gathered downtown today for the new Convention Street Park grand opening. The park is located on a three-quarter acre lot on Convention and Seventh Street.

'Local Med' brings jobs to the Baton Rouge area

A software company will bring dozens of jobs to Baton Rouge. Local Med is a startup that helps patients find doctors and dentists and lets them schedule appointments online.

When buying used, make sure it wasn’t flooded

With thousands of cars damaged by hurricanes, like Katrina and Sandy, he says consumers need to look out for tricks some insurance companies play to try and sell these vehicles anyway.

Strawberry farmers cover their crop to save it from the freeze

The strawberry industry is a multi-million dollar one here in the state of Louisiana. That's why farmers across the area have been keeping a weathered eye on the freezing weather these past few days.