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Private, public schools to be separated in football postseason

Today the Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted to change the way the football playoff format is structured.

Hog Head cheese recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

A Texas company announced it is recalling 4,700 pounds of hog head cheese that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Some of the products were shipped to Louisiana.

Officials looking to build juvenile detention center in Ascension Parish

Officials in Ascension Parish say they're looking at ways to house juvenile inmates inside parish limits. The facility they use now, which is in St. James Parish, is closing later this year.

B.R.A.V.E Program on track, despite increase in shootings this year

There is now a new home for the B.R.A.V.E Program in Baton Rouge. The program has been credited with a decrease in the number of murders in Baton Rouge late last year.

Quarters holds grand opening tonight

A new business has arrived in Baton Rouge and it's promising family fun with a twist. Quarters is an arcade, bowling alley and laser tag venue that becomes adults only when the clock hits 10:00 p.m.

Compressed natural gas buses feature Lafayette University-inspired 'Fueled by Nature' theme

Lafayette Consolidated Government continues to transition its transit fleet to CNG (compressed natural gas).

Changes both drastic and subtle in EBRPSS regional attendance zone plan

The East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System's plan for four regional attendance zones could have a large impact on local public education.

New inspector general expected to save DHH $16 million

The Department of Health and Hospitals is now taking applications for the newly created inspector general job. The new position will serve to root out Medicaid fraud and take a close look at spending in the department.

Another bill signed by Jindal ruled unconstitutional by Baton Rouge judge

A Baton Rouge judge has ruled Governor Bobby Jindal's 401 (k)-style retirement plan for state employees unconstitutional.

Metro Council approves $6 million settlement to buyout homes around sewage plant

A long-awaited settlement has been reached, which will mean relief for some residents in Scotlandville.