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LSU chancellor issues statement regarding review of campus evacuation

The following is a letter issued by LSU Interim Chancellor William Jinkins regarding the evacuation of LSU's campus on Monday, Sept. 17.

EBR Parish approved for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service has approved the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) for Ea

Emergency officials say they will not attend community meeting regarding sinkhole concerns

Assumption Parish Emergency officials say they will not be attending an unofficial community meeting.

Elementary students learn early to eat healthy by learning to grow produce

Dozens of students at Cedarcrest Elementary School in Baton Rouge got a first-hand look at what it's like to live a healthy lifestyle.

BRCC gains $14 million to build auto technology center

Governor Bobby Jindal is driving a big expansion for Baton Rouge Community College. The Governor announced today that BRCC will receive nearly $14 million for an auto technology center.

LSU and the Cinderella Project Collaborate to co-host college-prep workshop

The LSU Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Outreach and the Cinderella Project will co-host the Cinderella Project Leadership Academy from Thursday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 27, at LSU.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful calls for award submissions

Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state's non-profit organization dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction, is calling on Louisiana residents to help nominate exemplary groups and individuals whose efforts help to keep Louisiana beaut

Hurricane Isaac costs Entergy up to $500-million

Entergy reports that Hurricane Isaac cost them between $400 to $500-million. That includes about $80 million in the Baton Rouge area.

Ann Romney fundraising in Shreveport for husband, presidential hopeful

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is fundraising in Shreveport Wednesday morning.

Elderly man walking down LA 47 killed by oncoming vehicle

A Chalmette man died early this morning after he was struck by a car while he was walking down LA 47 (Paris Road) in St. Bernard Parish.