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

Pet safety tips for holiday season

Ah, the holidays. Food, family, friends--but for man's best friend, it takes a little extra to be safe.

National Hurricane Museum and Science Center may find home in La.

Louisiana may be the home of a new National Hurricane Museum and Science Center. State and national leaders are pushing for the museum and science center to be built near Interstate 10 in Lake Charles.

OSHA cites Williams Olefins for safety violations due to Geismar plant explosion

Williams Olefins LLC in Geismar was cited for six process safety management standard violations, including one willful, by the U.S.