'Ban the Box' movement heads to the state capitol

It's a little box to check on almost every employment application, ‘have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony?’ It's an easy question to answer, but for thousands of former inmates it can mean the end of their sea

Synthetic marijuana discovery leads to permit suspensions, arrests

The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert issues an immediate suspension of alcohol and tobacco permits for an Alexandria business found selling synthetic marijuana.

'Jump Start' career-based program changes education for LA students

A new initiative could be changing your child's education. It's called the Jump Start Program. It's a career-based curriculum taught by industry professionals.

Lolo Jones competes in 3rd Olympic games

Lolo Jones, a former LSU Tiger, has officially been named a member of the U.S. Olympic bobsled team. Baton Rouge locals might remember Jones from her time as an LSU track and field standout.

Pineville native gets golden ticket on “AMERICAN IDOL”

"I always thought about auditioning, but I guess, just the fact that I'm getting a little bit older... I figured I need to do it while I am still young."

Fort Polk spouse survives horrific injury; strives to teach others

Living in his home state of Maine three years ago, practicing real estate and working on a lobster boat in the summer, Blaine Carver was going about his life.

TV's Professor on "Gilligan's Island" dies at 89

Russell Johnson, best known for his role as the Professor on the television series “Gilligan’s Island,” has died from kidney failure at the age 89.

Second La. singer describes her golden ticket winning audition for “AMERICAN IDOL”

Ethel native Megan Miller earned a golden ticket to Hollywood on American Idol Thursday night.

“AMERICAN IDOL XIII” reveal new surprises, changes to competition

New surprise round sends contestants to

Most vulnerable flood zone residents not impressed with flood insurance bill

The federal omnibus spending bill approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday has big implications for residents of South Louisiana.