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2012 LA Constitutional Amendments passed: What does that mean to me?

 Along with casting their vote for president, mayor, and other public offices in Baton Rouge, all Louisiana voters were given nine amendments to the Louisiana State Constitution. All, but one, passed.

EBR Mayor-President Kip Holden re-elected for third term

Current Mayor-President Kip Holden has been re-elected to a third term. The highly anticipated race was close in the beginning. However, Holden pulled ahead of republican candidate Mike Walker and gained a sizeable lead.

Port Allen mayoral race to enter runoff in December

UPDATE: Port Allen will hold a runoff race in December for the office of the mayor. Here was the vote count: Anderson - 469 Bergeron - 1229 Slaughter -1473

Mom is afraid hospital cuts could kill daughter

Kathy Edmonston's 30-year old son Zachry has Down syndrome. To help take care of him she's getting assistance from both the federal and state governments. That has allowed Zach to live relatively independently.

All 2012 LA Constitutional Amendments passed: What does that mean to me?

Along with casting their vote for president, mayor, and other public offices in Baton Rouge, all Louisiana voters were given nine amendments to the Louisiana State Constitution. All, but one, passed.

Decision 2012: Local election results

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (4267 out of 4267 precincts reporting) Amendment 1 - Elderly Medicaid trust fund 71% Yes 29% No Amendment 2 - Right to keep and bear arms

Long lines for voting: Know what to do before you Geaux Vote

Be prepared when you walk into the voting booth. That's Secretary of State Tom Schedler's advice for voters heading to the polls tomorrow.

Ascension Parish temporary voting precincts location change

Officials with the Ascension Parish Office of Voter Registration announced there will be a temporary location change for Voting Precincts No. 1-A and 1-B. The location change will take place during the Nov. 6 primary and Dec.

Be prepared before you walk into the voting booth

Be prepared when you walk into the voting booth. That's Secretary of State Tom Schedler's advice for voters heading to the polls tomorrow.

First lung cancer screening center opens in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge residents have a new resource in the fight against cancer, starting today. Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has launched the first site in the region to offer lung cancer screenings.