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  Two Louisiana veterans soar the SWLA sky

Two veterans in our area got the chance of a lifetime and took to the skies in a 1940s airplane.

‘Why does she have to choose:’ Mom’s photos shows girls they can love sports and be girly

  Fundraiser for black churches destroyed by arson surpasses $2 million

  Community comes together for funeral for two veterans with no known relatives

  Iberville sheriff gives bikes to adults without transportation

  Baton Rouge Alzheimer’s services center receives big award

Coworkers pitch in to help buy Walk-On’s employee new bike after his was stolen

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Former Saints player pitching in to help raise $1.8M for destroyed churches in Louisiana

  Participants in fishing tournament walk away with more than a win

  Girl twisted ankle during homerun trot, so her opponents carried her to each base

  St. Amant couple receives new mobile home after living in carport for more than two years

Southern University to open cybersecurity center near Quantico, nation’s capital

LSU professor named 2019 SEC Professor of the Year

  Good Samaritans donate car to homeless Mississippi man

The benefactors said they are not done helping this family; they plan to help Elijah get a permanent place to call home.

  BRPD officers restoring old basketball hoops to give to kids

What Weissberg, a Marine turned police officer, saw was more than just a pile of rusted out metal that used to be a basketball goal; it was the opportunity to give back.

  Southern student organizing relief drive for Midwest farmers devastated by floods

Record flooding in the Midwest has destroyed hundreds of homes and devastated the region's farmers. The economic loss in Nebraska alone is estimated at $1.4 billion. Help is coming in from all over the country, including from Baton Rouge.

  Firefighter adopts puppy he rescued from beneath pile of rocks

The veteran North Charleston firefighter whose rescue of a three-month old puppy went viral on social media last weekend gave the puppy a forever home Saturday.

  Kentucky toddler beats stage 4 cancer

  How to keep prom costs down

Dunham teacher Kris Harrell named Apple distinguished educator

  War veterans get ‘dream flight’ thanks to Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation

  Korean War vet back home in Mississippi 68 years after his death

  Mother sees Ascension Parish law enforcement in new light

Denham Springs Girl Scout ‘cookie mogul’ sells over 2,000 boxes of cookies

A Denham Springs girl is receiving attention and praises for selling the most Girl Scout cookies.

  Holden powerlifter beats cancer to win state title

High school weight rooms are a lonely place this time of year. Many of the year’s sports have wrapped up their seasons. For the athletes, it’s a time to relax and recover, to reflect on the season’s accomplishments and what might have been.

  From expulsion to LSU: The second chance that led to a path toward success

When people are young, oftentimes, decisions are made that can result in serious consequences. Giovanni Gonzaga was no different. When he was in Baton Rouge High, he started hacking into computers.

  14-year-old girl dedicates 2,019 cartwheels for her late father

A 14-year-old from Jackson, Mo, dedicated 2,019 cartwheels for her dad who lost his life last year.

Firefighters rescue puppy from beneath pile of rocks

North Charleston firefighters are used to rescuing two-legged victims from emergency scenes, but on Saturday, they came to a rescue of a four-legged victim in need.

  Fallen firefighters honored at memorial ceremony

Family and friends of fallen service men and women from across the state gathered Saturday, Mar. 30 at the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal for the 2019 Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service.

  Army mom surprises her two daughters after more than a year away from home

Most of those send her around the world, but her latest mission brought her back home to Jonesboro.

  Dad defies the odds because of his daughter

Ken Singletary wasn't supposed to be a dad, and he certainly never believed he would be competing in a physical strength competition at the age of 46. But the first story is what leads to the next.

  St. Amant family living under carport since 2016 Baton Rouge flood gifted new trailer

One family has lived under their carport while working to get back into their home after the August 2016 flood. Thursday evening, the family got a special surprise.

Critically endangered bongo, Beignet, born at Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is happy to announce the birth of a female bongo named Beignet.

New families can get free set of books through “Book for Babies” program in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge General (BRG) and Episcopal School of Baton Rouge have teamed up on a “Books for Babies” program, giving new families at BRG’s Birth Center a set of books to start their home library.

LSU students to host 2019 Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon raises funds and awareness for the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Chauvin Sculpture Garden captivates with mystery and intrigue

A sculpture garden of over 100 life-size sculptures crafted by a humble, mysterious artist sits in the small coastal Louisiana community of Chauvin.

Arkansas woman whose house burned down wins $150K in Powerball drawing

A West Helena woman who lost her home in a fire last month, won $150,000 in last Saturday’s Powerball drawing.

The Good Stuff: Life-saving catch

This is a fishing story not about the one that got away, but rather about a catch that saved a life.

Photo of mother-daughter pilot team goes viral

Like mother, like daughter! The heartwarming photo of the mother-daughter pilot team is making the rounds on social media.

New initiative aims to create more college and career pathways for students

The Capital Area Promise will be touring schools in the area to discuss the program.

La. fire company praised for extinguishing Texas plant fire

US Fire Pump responded to a call in the middle of the night and extinguished the blaze within 24 hours.

  Denham Springs baby hears for the first time after cochlear implants

A Denham Springs couple is celebrating after their young boy, Tucker, just received cochlear implants.

Free outdoor activities help spring interest in new healthy activities

Now is the time to get healthy by taking advantage of free outdoor classes being offered during the Spring.

  Paralyzed former football player Devon Gales hired as assistant coach at Georgia high school

Former Southern University Cornerback Devon Gales is heading back to the football field almost four years after he was paralyzed during a game.

BRG hosting free kids’ nutrition class

A local hospital is hosting a class to teach kids about healthy eating habits.

Shreveport pediatrician writes children’s book tackling mental health

A Northwest Louisiana doctor was noticing something alarming — many of her young patients were struggling with low self-esteem.

  Group dedicated to reuniting missing kids with loved ones for free seeks new search dogs, volunteer handlers

A group of volunteers is taking the fight to find missing kids to another level by clocking in countless hours and dedicating an insane amount of manpower to reunite families with their missing loved ones.

Baton Rouge Girl Scout buys American flag for her school after starting fundraiser

A Girl Scout in Baton Rouge took action when she noticed her school’s cafeteria didn’t have an American Flag.

  Oh, boy! April the giraffe gives birth to another boy calf

Animal Adventure Park announced the new calf is a boy, and he's is standing and already has taken a few steps.

#smashSMARDchallenge raising money for rare disease

It’s happening all over the country. Families are taking pies to the face as part of the latest viral challenge called #smashSMARD.

  WATCH: La. man proposes to girlfriend in 3rd grade classroom where they met

She said yes and the kids said “ewww!”

Students can gain trade experience in new BRCC training program

The program consists of two courses designed to familiarize students with the construction industry.

  Wayde Sims to be honored with SEC Legend award at halftime of LSU-Florida game

Wayde's parents, Wayne and Fay will represent their late son in accepting the award.

La. teacher starts Rubik’s Cube club; several students can solve cube in under 30 seconds

A teacher at Louisiana Key Academy, a charter school for children with dyslexia, has started a Rubik’s Cube club, and the kids in it are now headed to a world tournament.

  Woman who lost hands, feet to septic shock learning how to dance again

For one Livingston Parish woman, her brush with septic shock has been life-changing, in more ways than one.

  Knock Knock Children’s Museum holding monthly sensory sensitive event, Play 4 All

The Knock Knock Children’s Museum is hosting a special sensory sensitive event for kids with various learning disabilities.

Eliza Restaurant named top restaurant for best gumbo in Louisiana

A Baton Rouge restaurant made the list for best gumbo in Louisiana.

  ‘Double hero’ Chris Lawton remembered one year after death

In a Facebook post, the Zachary Police Department remembered Lawton not for how he died, but for how he lived.

Teen raises cancer funds that could now help save her own life

The teen never could have known the money she was raising for several weeks with other students, would end up helping to treat her.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the best cereal to start your morning, according to Ranker

Crunch Berries? Fruit Loops? What's your pick?

La. Special Olympian heads to World Games

SWLA native heads to World Games

  La. women veterans honored as ‘trailblazers’

Two Louisiana women received a big honor in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night.

  Krewe of Cuteness: BRG welcomes first Mardi Gras baby of 2019

Baton Rouge General is celebrating 2019′s first Mardi Gras baby.

  Families spend Mardi Gras Day competing in BREC’s Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo

A few years ago, officials with BREC’s Conservation department had the idea of parents and kids trading beads for fishing poles and competing in a catfish rodeo.

NOPD officer helps little girl catch Mardi Gras beads

Laissez le bon temps rouler!

Only on Mardi Gras: Popeyes offers chicken beads

Popeyes is making it easy for you to celebrate Mardi Gras while satisfying your chicken cravings.

  Seniors cycling across the southern United States

“It’s beneficial in so many different ways. And I just encourage everybody to give it a try.”

  Krewe of Comogo rolls in spite of downpour

The only night parade in Iberville did not disappoint as the Krewe of Comogo hit the soggy streets of downtown Plaquemine Monday night for its 7th year.

  Cajun Navy in Alabama helping with tornado search and rescue

Around a dozen 2016 Cajun Navy members traveled to Alabama before dawn Monday, Mar. 4 to help with recovery efforts after devastating tornadoes tore through east Alabama over the weekend.

  SWLA Mardi Gras to incorporate ‘quiet zone’ for those with autism

From big floats to festive beads, and all the things that make Mardi Gras a good time but have you ever thought about the challenges that the bright lights and loud music can create for those with autism or other sensory restraints?

Mardi Gras proposal at Endymion parade

Laissez le bon temps rouler!

11-year-old girl granting wishes to nursing home residents

Whether she knows it or not, Ruby is satisfying some much more basic human needs here, to be remembered, to be cherished especially by a child.

  Military members marching 830 miles to honor fallen comrades

Eight hundred and thirty miles is a long way to drive, let alone march.

Drake Quibodeaux made honorary soldier at Fort Polk

Drake Quibodeaux was diagnosed with a highly aggressive brain tumor 11 months ago, and is living every day to the fullest.

  St. Amant Middle students get Saints pep rally with Cam Jordan

St. Amant was one of five statewide winners for the 2018 No Kid Hungry Louisiana School Breakfast Challenge.

  Four Louisiana sisters make it to their 90s

Four sisters from Lake Charles have all reached their nineties and remain in reasonably good health. We talk to two about their long lives and change they've seen.

Students at Catholic High can now practice CPR thanks to donation

Students at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge can now practice life-saving CPR techniques thanks to a donation from several community organizations.

Schools in Ascension, Livingston parishes win governor’s 2018 School Breakfast Challenge

Two schools, one in Ascension and one in Livingston Parish, are on the list of 2018 winners of Governor John Bel Edwards’ No Kid Hungry Louisiana School Breakfast Challenge.

  Live After Five announces spring 2019 lineup

The Downtown Business Association announced the 2019 spring Live After 5 concert series lineup.

Replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship docks near USS Kidd

A replica of the Nao Santa Maria, the tall ship Christopher Columbus sailed on to America, will be docked in Baton Rouge alongside the USS KIDD until March 5.

Winners of La. School Breakfast Challenge celebrated at Governor’s Mansion

This is the second annual breakfast challenge. Winners are from schools in all five regions of the state.