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Baton Rouge leads nation in AIDS cases

For the second year in a row, Baton Rouge leads the nation in AIDS cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Baton Rouge has the highest AIDS cases per capita in the nation and second highest amount of HIV cases.

Sequester could cause cuts to programs that help children with development

Some here in Baton Rouge could go hungry. That's because of the Sequester in Washington. Now, some who depend on non profit organizations or government funded programs might not get the help they need.

Thousands of volunteers help Laplace families with hurricane cleanup

More than 2,100 volunteers are in Laplace this week helping out victims of Hurricane Isaac. Homeowners are still trying to pick up the pieces after the storm. The group 8 Days of Hope is leading the cleanup.

Gaines family: Brett Gerald was 'failed' by the system

In the eyes of the law justice has been served for the seven killed when Brett Gerald crashed while driving his car drunk in Slaughter back in May. For the family members left behind, it doesn’t seem like enough.

Spelling bee for adults to be held in Ascension Parish, proceeds go to charity

A spelling bee to benefit a teacher appreciation and literacy program will be held in Prairieville tomorrow.

Officials: Don't drive drunk while enjoying St. Patty's Day celebrations

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is cautioning St. Patrick's Day party-goers to arrange their safe transportation ahead of time if they plan to consume alcohol as part of their celebrations.

FIND Terrilynn Monette: Week two of continued search for missing school teacher

Ten days have passed since a school teacher was last seen out for a night on the town with a friend from college.

Car crashes into Legends Sport Shop

A car crash damaged Legends Sport Shop Monday morning on Hwy. 1 in Donaldsonville.

Southern looks to out-of-state fee waiver program to help bolster lagging enrollment

New numbers show enrollment is way down at Southern University. Now, the school is working to get those numbers back up with a program that was implemented in 2011.

Louisiana airman killed in non-combat incident at base in Southwest Asia

A Louisiana soldier was killed last week in a non-combat incident that happened in Southwest Asia.