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First swine flu death in Louisiana

A New Orleans woman has died from the swine flu. It's the first death related to the virus here in Louisiana. State health officials say the woman was 21 years old. So far, 346 people have become sick with swine flu here in Louisiana.

No homework for Northside students

One Denham Springs school is doing things a little differently this year. A new homework free policy at Northside Elementary is giving students the chance to take a break from the books, once school lets out for the day. The new policy was crea

Dalton Elementary making big changes

One school is trying to make improvements after being taken over by the state. Dalton Elementary wants to improve it's grade by analyzing weekly test scores and offer indvidual support to students.

LSU workers won't have furloughs

Looks like members of the LSU staff won't have to take furloughs after all.

LA State Police receive new guns

State Police are stepping it up. Trading in their old guns for new and improved firearms.

Dealerships waiting on reimbursement for Cash for Clunkers

Several car dealerships around Baton Rouge still have not received their reimbursement for the "Cash for Clunkers" program The program sparked the sale of more than 200,000 cars nationwide, and the federal government owes more than $900 million in

Band man fixes instruments for upcoming LSU musicians

The start of the LSU football is just around the corner. Players aren't the only ones preparing, the band is as well. The musicians will begin practicing next week. For now, most of their instruments sit in storage rooms.

Central football players sick with swine flu

Several members of the Central High School football team have become sick with swine flu. 22 players have confirmed cases. Another 20 players have missed practice for a variety of other health reasons.

How Pilots Protect Our Forests

Lauren Unger rides along with James Shaw, a pilot for the Department of Agriculture who helps protect Louisiana forests while flying thousands of feet in the sky.

Jack Dagger: the King of Fling

FOX News Baton Rouge tracks down a record-holding knife thrower from right here in the capital city. Jack Dagger gives viewers a short lesson in the art of throwing daggers.