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Tibetan monks visit Capital City for first time; prepare for Dalai Lama's birthday celebration

Tibetan monks are staying here in Baton Rouge in preparation for the Dalai Lama's birthday on Friday. This is the first time these monks have visited the Capital City.

Tibetan monks visit Capital City for first time; prepare for Dalai Lama's birthday celebration

Tibetan monks are staying here in Baton Rouge in preparation for the Dalai Lama's birthday on Friday. This is the first time these monks have visited the Capital City.

VIDEO: Baton Rouge-native captures footage of Oklahoma tornado

A Baton Rouge-native was two miles from the direct path of destruction in Moore, Oklahoma. He captured the terrifying sight of the massive twister that killed 24 people, including nine children.

Gov. Jindal to Texas Brine: No more excuses about buyout delays

Governor Bobby Jindal issued an ultimatum to Texas Brine on Monday: buy out evacuated residents from their homes, or risk losing every permit the state issued it.

Gov. Jindal to Texas Brine: No more excuses about buyout delays

Governor Bobby Jindal issued an ultimatum to Texas Brine on Monday: buy out evacuated residents from their homes, or risk losing every permit the state issued it.

Camp Minden update: All explosives now properly stored, Explo licenses revoked

After six months of continuous work by the Louisiana State Police Emergency Services Unit, and the Explo employees working under their immediate supervision, the public safety hazard has been mitigated and Louisiana State Police has revoked the

Fla. community mourns loss of Louisiana boy who drowned in Pensacola

A Florida community continues to mourn today for Owen Black, an eight year-old Louisiana boy who has autism, who drowned over the weekend near Perdido Key.

Mississippi Woman claims $1 million Powerball prize

Reality was still sinking in for Samantha Netterville after she claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the May 11 drawing. A frequent Louisiana Lottery player, the 29-year-old resident of Woodville, Miss.

Shell Shocked documentary panel explores solution to violence during Dalai Lama conference

A week after a senseless shooting injured 20 people on Mother’s Day, the conveyor of peace, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, arrived in the Crescent City with his message of hope.

AARP launches emergency planning events in Alexandria during National Hurricane Preparedness Week

As Hurricane Season approaches, AARP Louisiana is encouraging people to take an active role in their family’s emergency planning and attend Game Day—an hour long emergency planning exercise that helps participants design a simple, e