US ARMY Staff Sgt. Marshall Schmidt

Staff Sgt. Marshall Schmidt of the United States Army sends a greeting to Leesville, Louisiana, from Afghanistan, for Christmas 2013.

People across Louisiana say goodbye to George Rodrigue

People all across the state said goodbye to one of Louisiana's most loved artists. Hundreds of people came to the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans to honor and remember George Rodrigue, the iconic "Blue Dog" painter.

Nearly $113M allotted for I-49 expansion

Commissioner Kristy Nichols announced on Wednesday that nearly $113M will be used to finance the I-49 North and South extensions.

LDOE launches initiative to better prepare teachers

The Louisiana Department of Education is launching a new “Believe and Prepare” initiative to better prepare the next generation of teachers.

Louisiana listed as Judicial Hellhole

Based on a survey by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), Louisiana ranks number #2 in the nation as a “judicial hellhole.”

Louisiana remembers legacy of "Blue Dog" painter George Rodrigue

World-renowned artist George Rodrigue, appointed twice as Louisiana's Artist Laureate, died Saturday. Rodrigue, a New Iberia native, gained acclaim for his series of paintings of blue dogs.

Rising guitarist-vocalist Frankie Ballard to play in BR

Rising guitarist-vocalist Frankie Ballard will bring one fantastic show to Baton Rouge, LA as he takes over the Texas Club on Wednesday, December 20.

Trading guns for gas and a cause

Dozens of people lined up to trade their guns in for gas money in Baton Rouge. It's all part of an initiative to keep your kids safe by getting unsecured and illegal guns off the streets and out of the hands of children.

LSU fans will see increase in ticket costs come 2014

Looks like some LSU Football ticket holders will be paying more when next season rolls around. The LSU Board of Supervisors said yes to an Athletic Department proposal that will mean higher prices for some beginning in 2014.

African-American literature, authors central to Labor Department’s "Books that Shaped Work in America" project

From Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” to Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” African-American literature and authors are represented in the titles of fiction, nonfiction, plays