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Dangerous road costing East Baton Rouge money

A dangerous stretch of road in East Baton Rouge is costing the parish hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawsuits. So, some Metro Council members want to make fixing that road a priority.

Livingston parish school system says no to St. Helena

Livingston parish school officials say there's just not enough room for Saint Helena public school students in their district. That's according to documents filed in federal court.

Remembering Hurricane Gustav

Over 1.5 million people were without power on this day 2 years ago. Although Gustav was only a Category 1 by the time it made landfall near Cocodrie…34 parishes were declared a disaster area.

LA DOTD: Watch out for road closures this weekend

BATON ROUGE, La – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Septembe

Kip Holden Gives $100,000 for Project Greenlight

Today, Mayor "Kip" Holden announced City-Parish plans to Beautify Baton Rouge. Two Greenlight beautification projects designed by students from LSU and Southern are now in place.

Cameras for BR Streets

BATON ROUGE - Mayor President Kip Holden says there's a spike in crime here in the Capital City -and he wants federal money to put a stop to it.

60-year-old student returns to Southern

Good grades are a big deal for one Baton Rouge grandfather, and that's because he has to make them.

LA State Police: Child pornographers on the rise

BATON ROUGE (WGMB)--With school back in session, more students will be turning to the Internet for homework and other activities.

Education leaders say St. Helena Schools need a whole new plan

State education leaders weigh in on the problems facing Saint Helena schools. They say, parish officials need to switch up their tactics if they ever want the situation to change.

Education leaders call for reform

Tonight on Fox 44 at 9, we told you we'd have an extended interview with Black Alliance for Educational Options Chair, Kevin Chavous, who says Louisiana schools are in need of some reform.