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Louisiana charter school changing pregnancy test requirement

A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that required pregnant students to be removed from class and home-schooled, pending board approval, a school official said Thursday.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Geismar, impairment suspected factor

Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last night in Ascension Parish. The crash occurred on LA 30 north of LA 73 shortly before 10:30 p.m.

Students to start first day at Denham Springs High with new digs

Livingston Parish students head back to school tomorrow and when they do, students at two of those schools will find some big improvements.

Shunick's family, friends respond to police investigation

Today, a spokesperson for the Mickey Shunick family issued a statement via facebook reacting to the newest developments in the Mickey Shunick investigation.

Police confident they've found the body of Mickey Shunick

UPDATE: Officials tell us the body recovered from Evangeline Parish has been taken to the FACES lab here in Baton Rouge for identification. We’re told it could take a day or two to officially ID the remains.  

West Nile reported as cause of death in Central

A death from the West Nile virus has been reported in Central in the Indian Mount subdivision. The subdivision reportedly has had an issue with mosquitoes and was warned by administrators to take precautions.

Secret Service warns parents to teach kids about online safety

As school starts all across the state the Secret Service is warning you to be on alert. Agent Lou Velez heads up the Baton Rouge division of the Secret Service. He says all of us are vulnerable online - especially children.

Fatal crash in Bossier Parish

On August 7, 2012, shortly after 3:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on Sligo Road about one mile west of Louisiana Highway 157 that claimed the life of an Oklahoma man.

Hundreds of teachers attend SU's convocation

The kids won't be in the classrooms till tomorrow, but today was the first day back on the job for teachers in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Officer cleared after internal investigation into shooting death of family's dog

An internal investigation regarding the shooting death of a dog in Lake Charles during a police pursuit has concluded.