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  • Student Found With Gun At East Baton Rouge School

    Student Found With Gun At East Baton Rouge School
    Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office School Drug Task Force found an unloaded handgun in the backpack of a 15-year-old boy at Louisiana New School Academy. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said a teacher suspected the...
  • The Metropolitan Crime Commission

    The Metropolitan Crime Commission
    The Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC) is a non-profit, privately funded, citizen's organization dedicated to exposing and eliminating public corruption and to reducing the incidence of crime and improving the administration of justice in order to...
  • Shaw CEO urges legislators to fight education cuts

    Shaw CEO urges legislators to fight education cuts
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of a construction and engineering firm urged lawmakers on Saturday to restore money for state colleges and universities that Gov. Bobby Jindal has proposed to cut. Warning that Louisiana is on the verge of taking a...
  • Legislative session hits mid-point Tuesday

    Legislative session hits mid-point Tuesday
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Tax breaks are stalled. Budget cuts are under negotiation. And bans on smoking in bars, hand-held cell phone use while driving and dental work at schools are awaiting their fate. Very little is decided as the Legislature's regular...
  • Mississippi River Crest Put At 40 Feet At Baton Rouge

    Mississippi River Crest Put At 40 Feet At Baton Rouge
    The Mississippi River at Baton Rouge will likely continue to rise until reaching a crest of 40 feet on Wednesday. The National Weather Service's River Forecast Center says this crest is the highest the water is expected to get before it starts to recede,...
  • Supply Vessel Explosion South Of Morgan City

    Supply Vessel Explosion South Of Morgan City
    About 8:30am a supply vessel traveling south of Morgan City had an explosion on board. The U.S. Coast Guard has MediVaced two crew members to a burn unit at a Baton Rouge Hospital. One Crew member was Captain Rayne. The fire is contained and the...
  • Designer Kenneth Brown's riding high in the shadow of 'Hollywood'

    Life is good for designer/TV design show host Kenneth Brown. New baby. New bedding line for QVC. New baby line of crib bedding and decorative accessories that just made its debut in Babies "R" Us stores last week. And, oh, did we mention he's designing...
  • Tips on tipping: How much and to whom

    You drive up to a hotel and the doorman opens the car door and grabs your bag; you have to give him a tip. The parking valet takes your car; his hand is out. The bellhop takes the luggage to the front desk, then up to your room; he waits for a tip. What...
  • Tourism offices in U.S. states, territories

    Tourism offices in U.S. states, territories
    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-...
  • Accelerated Nursing Programs Help with Nursing Shortage

    Accelerated Nursing Programs Help with Nursing Shortage
    The nationwide nursing shortage has affected healthcare across the country. But, there are accelerated nursing programs putting graduates on the hospital floors, caring for patients and earning good money -- in less than a year for some. When Jennifer...
  • Mississippi's Haley Barbour Vs. La.'s Jindal, Different Reactions

    Mississippi's Haley Barbour Vs. La.'s Jindal, Different Reactions
    The ambitious Republican governors of Mississippi and Louisiana are a study in contrasts as an oil spill threatens coastal economies still reeling from Hurricane Katrina. Mississippi's Haley Barbour, a well-connected former Washington lobbyist, has...
  • Mayors Unite To Back South East Louisiana Rail Link

    Mayors Unite To Back South East Louisiana Rail Link
    The mayors of Baton Rouge and New Orleans say they are committed to finding a way to get a high-speed passenger rail service established between Louisiana's two largest cities. The comments came at a news conference Tuesday during which Mayor-President...