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Common Core protest draws big crowd

Education's headquarters in Baton Rouge held a protest today. The rally hosted by the Stop the Common Core Coalition of Louisiana featured educators, parents, and lawmakers who oppose common core.

Authorities searching nationwide for man sexually assaulting child for 8+ years

Local authorities have joined other law enforcement agencies across the nation in the search for a mysterious man who is sexually assaulting a child and using her for pornographic images.

Several students booked into Lafayette prison for ‘Junior / Senior Wars’ pranks

Several students are facing criminal charges for their involvement in a prank called “Junior / Senior Wars.” Police have released information about the arrests with the hopes of preventing future damage.

Louisiana ranks 9th in rate of women murdered by men

Louisiana ranked ninth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 1.67 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data.

Arrangements made for former LSU coach Paul Dietzel

The following are the funeral arrangements for Paul Dietzel: Date: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 Location: First United Methodist Church 930 North Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225) 387-5202

How will the Affordable Care Act affect you? Local experts break it down

In one week, all Americans can register for health insurance. Many people are still trying to wrap their heads around how the Affordable Care Act will affect them.

Kidnapping victim describes minutes spent in real life Grand Theft Auto nightmare

The victims of Zachary Burgess' Grand Theft Auto rampage are speaking out about their ordeal for the first time.

Shell selects Ascension Parish as site for possible new ‘cleaner-burning fuel’ facility

Ascension Parish will be the location for a potential new facility that will create hundreds new jobs, officials announced on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Bomb threat found on plane en route to Monroe Regional Airport

A bomb threat note was found on a plane that has landed at Monroe Regional Airport.

Revenue Secretary confident state tax amnesty program will succeed

Forgiving old debts is a nice thing to do. But for Louisiana, it is also a key piece of the state budget.