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Red Ribbon week teaches local kids to say no to drugs, alcohol

Students at Park Elementary are learning to say no to drugs and alcohol. It's all part of Red Ribbon week at the school.

Unnecessary roughness: Halftime rant prompts investigation from youth sports league

Many would say they expect a football coach to be tough on his players. However, an investigation has been launched against two coaches because some say their behavior went too far.

Car auction set to be built near East Baton Rouge Metro Airport

The Baton Rouge Airport is clearing out twenty acres of land on the north end of the airport. That land will be used to auction off up to 600 used cars a week and as many as 35,000 a year.

Report cards released: Record number of Louisiana Schools earn an 'A'

A record number of schools in Louisiana earned an A this year, according to school report cards released today by the Louisiana Department of Education. The number of schools earning an A rose from 98 last year to 163 this year.

Early voting for November election in Louisiana

Early voting for the November election starts tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 23, across the state.

5-year-old girl crushed to death by elevator

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office says a five year old girl died after being crushed by an elevator.

Lake Charles man dies after falling from deer stand

A man from Lake Charles was found dead yesterday in Allen Parish. Officials believe the security straps holding the deer stand he was located in broke and caused him to fall to his death.

I-10 West to remain closed throughout the day for cleanup after massive crash

7:23 p.m. The Louisiana State Police reports that all lanes are now reopen.

Help 'The Blue Dog' build a house with Habitat for Humanity!

Purchase a raffle ticket for $25, and be entered to win a framed “We Are Marching Again” Blue Dog print, signed by George Rodrigue. The print measures 36" x 30 1/2" and is valued at $2,500.

'Wordshops for Writers' to be held day before Louisiana Book Festival

The tradition continues as the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library hosts four WordShops for Writers on Friday, Oct. 26, the day before the Louisiana Book Festival.