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Rural roads to be improved in West Baton Rouge Parish

Despite budget woes, there's some good news for drivers in West Baton Rouge Parish. The state has agreed to borrow around $100 million to improve rural roads across the state.

Allen Parish officials looking to put armed officers in schools

The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has proposed a joint venture with the school board to place armed resource officers in each school. However, voters will have to decide if they want tax dollars to fund the plan.

Baton Rouge Bus Boycotts remembered 60 years later

The civil rights movement did not begin in Alabama. It began in 1953 in Baton Rouge.  Dozens of people gathered at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church on East Boulevard to honor the 60th aniversary of the Baton Rouge Bus Boycotts of 1953.

Planting flowers and trees to build homeowner pride

19 homeowners got their front lawns fixed up Saturday. Habitat for Humanity teamed up with the local rotary clubs, ExxonMobil and Louisiana master gardeners to landscape 19 homes in the Gardere and Scotlandville area.

Convicted felon arrested for attempted murder of man outside his home

A convicted felon was arrested for allegedly tried to shoot someone.

Tulane baseball collecting funds for Vs. cancer foundation

Tulane’s baseball squad will be raising funds for childhood cancer research through the Vs. Cancer Foundation during home games leading up to the March 8-10 series against High Point.

Two schools in East Baton Rouge get Magnet School Award for Excellence

East Baton Rouge School District has been taking a lot of heat lately for their low performance but not the magnet schools. Two of the best magnet schools in the state are right here in Baton Rouge and now have awards to prove it.

Powerhouse Gym being sued by Attorney General's Office for 'deceptive practices'

Louisiana is going after a gym that closed almost as soon as it opened. The Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit against the owners of Powerhouse Gym.

Parts of southern Louisiana declared disaster areas after recent flooding

President Obama has declared part of the state a major disaster area after severe storms last month. The declaration includes Livingston Parish, as well as 10 other parishes.

Gov. Jindal announces $24.7B budget proposal

Governor Bobby Jindal is preparing to offer the legislature a $24.7 billion budget. He revealed a handful of details about the plan Thursday, but refused to get into too many specifics.