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Eighth-grader raising money to purchase more AEDs for his school

After seeing a teammate collapse at a football game, a Bossier City student is working to raise money to purchase more automatic external defibrillators for his middle school.

  Montgomery woman’s billboards help her find kidney donor

  St. Francisville paints the town pink for cancer awareness

Eastbank Little League team catches ride back to La. on Air Force One

Baton Rouge toy drive to benefit kids in The Bahamas receives ‘overwhelming response’

  La. elementary school partners with Uganda class to deliver care packages, letters

  Mural that captures the spirit of the city unveiled in downtown Baton Rouge

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Saints linebacker won’t have to pay fine; school shows support with ‘Child of God’ headbands

Crews clean debris from Capitol Lakes

Three women competing for title of Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2020

Second-graders use puppies to teach reading, math

Baton Rouge Veteran’s Parade 2019: Mayor releases festival details

Travel around the world for Global Community Day in Baton Rouge

  Habitat for Humanity celebrates 30 years in Baton Rouge with mortgage burning

Habitat for Humanity celebrated 30 years of operating in Baton Rouge. Part of the celebration was a mortgage burning ceremony for homeowners who completed paying their mortgages through the program.

  LSU superfan gets to watch idol, Coach Orgeron lead Tigers to victory over Utah

LSU superfan Colton Moore soaked up all of the excitement from the sidelines in Death Valley as the Tigers claimed a win over Utah State Saturday, Oct. 5.

LSU super fan from Alabama born with spina bifida meets idol Orgeron

The LSU athletic department made a wish come true Friday, Oct. 4 for a 9-year-old super fan born with spina bifida.

St. George firefighter rescues kitten, puppy in same night

A firefighter with the St. George Fire Department rescued a kitten and a puppy all in one night.

  La. animal shelter helps Texas shelter recover after Imelda flooding

Free professional development workshop for Baton Rouge area arts teachers

  Krispy Kreme demolition has these brothers in their feelings

  Man whose dog was left in stolen truck to die pays for surgery for dog whose legs were cut off

DSHS kicker Cameron Beall featured on Sunday Night Football for pediatric cancer campaign

  Bahamas-bound supplies, donations make it to Miami

Two people rescued from capsized vessel near Tiger Pass

The Coast Guard rescued two people from an overturned boat about 500 yards south of Tiger Pass near Joe’s Bay Friday, Sept. 28.

  Retired WAFB anchor, Donna Britt, inducted into La. Justice Hall of Fame

Long-time WAFB anchor, Donna Britt, has been inducted into the 2019 Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame.

Baton Rouge mom hosting party with a cause for twin sons, presents will be donated to homeless shelter

A stay-at-home mom is donating all of her twins' birthday presents this year.

  Laine Hardy sits down for interview with WAFB ahead of tour kickoff in Denham Springs

American Idol winner, Laine Hardy, has become the next big thing. With his first national tour kicking off this weekend in Livingston Parish, the 19-year-old sat down for a one-on-one with WAFB.

Baton Rouge mayor to present water conservation award to elementary school

The Baton Rouge mayor will present an award to a school for winning a water conservation challenge.

Teacher carries 10-year-old with spina bifida on field trip so she doesn’t have to miss out

Ryan and her class were going on a field trip to Falls of the Ohio, but the Falls aren’t wheelchair friendly.

LSU graduate starts dairy-free ice cream business

An LSU graduate started a business that serves dairy-free and gluten-free ice cream, and business is growing.

  Discovery Dome teaches Baton Rouge students about possible life on other planets

Middle school students in Baton Rouge got a chance to be immersed in a planetarium show developed by NASA.

Texas WWII veteran wants 100 cards for his 100th birthday

Jim South turns 100 on Oct. 7 and his birthday wish is to receive 100 cards.

  Baton Rouge firefighter collecting supplies for Bahamas relief receives overwhelming amount of supplies

Jehu Poitier, the Baton Rouge firefighter and Bahamas native that began collecting donations to send back to victims of Hurricane Dorian has collected so many supplies, that he has too much to pack up on his own.

  Louisiana author discusses finding biological family in new book

A local author hopes to help others by sharing her story about the 20-year journey to find her biological family.

CIA’s White House Initiative on HBCUs program to be piloted at Southern University

The Southern University System Board of Supervisors on Friday, Sept. 20 ratified a partnership between the university and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which allows the CIA to engage in a broad range of classroom workshops, curriculum development, and recruitment activities.

LSU among 92 colleges honored for diversity and inclusion practices

Louisiana State University has been honored again with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Southern University Law Center will assist United Houma Nation obtain federal recognition

The Southern University System Board of Supervisors approved a partnership between the United Houma Nation and the university’s law center to provide assistance in obtaining federal recognition.

Baton Rouge dealership accepting donations to send to Beaumont area victims of Imelda

A car dealership in Baton Rouge is asking for the public’s help in filling up a truck with donations to send to the victims of Imelda.

  Child says whisper from God pushed him to save drowning brother; deputy’s arrival minutes later ‘a miracle,’ family says

One family says God has a way of putting people in the right place at the right time. For them, one deputy's timing felt like a miracle.

  Veteran’s group launches fundraising campaign to cover medical marijuana costs for Louisiana heroes

A local nonprofit aims to raise $20,000 to cover a year of medical marijuana costs for a handful of Louisiana veterans and first responders.

Celebrated educator sees success with his unique teaching style

"So often, we get so boggled down in the curriculum, us teachers forget to teach the students how to dream.”

Truckers line Hwy to show support for Rolling Fork man with rare form of cancer

20-year-old Chandler Ross was recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. A scan showed that he had several spots on his lungs.

Drew Brees out of surgery; posts a ‘thumbs up’ on social media

Brees tweeted a ‘thumbs up’ with his injured hand Thursday evening.

Kids can get goodnight phone calls from Mickey, Jasmine, Yoda and other Disney favorites

People can also choose "Toy Story's" Woody, "Aladdin's" Jasmine, Anna and Elsa from "Frozen" or Spider-Man.

15-year-old boy honored for saving father’s life

The Houston River Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance are honoring 15-year-old Blaine Campbell for saving his father’s life.

October 14 proclaimed to be Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Louisiana

In 2019, Indigenous Peoples’ Day will be recognized October 14.

  Clean out your freezer! Baton Rouge residents donate meat to the hungry

The beef in the back of your freezer that keeps accumulating “snow” may still be good. And, if it is, someone could probably use it. On Sunday, Sept. 15 in Baton Rouge, Hunters for the Hungry was collecting meat from all over to give to those in need.

Louisiana’s annual book festival is looking for volunteers

Louisiana's 16th annual state book festival needs volunteers for the November event

Shell of historic building gets second chance to be part of Baton Rouge’s future

The shell of a once prominent business is one of the few remaining buildings in downtown Baton Rouge in need of renovation. But that could soon change.

4-year-old cancer survivor who loves Bumblebee gets yellow car surprise for his birthday

The boy loves the Bumblebee character from "Transformers," so they put out a plea on social media for yellow vehicles to come to northern Virginia to surprise him on his one-mile walk to school.

  ‘As long as there’s life, there’s hope’: Seedling of Survivor Tree thrives in Central

A small piece of life fought to stand the test of the 9/11 attacks and now, that once broken piece of history is thriving.

  Author John Grisham joins First Lady Donna Edwards in pushing for breakfast in schools

John Grisham is known for his popular American novels that have turned into movies, but he is also an activist.

  ‘I just want to bring somebody a smile’: Friends collect stuffed animals for BRPD officers to give away

Volunteers are working with Behind the Line Baton Rouge to collect new and gently used stuffed animals for BRPD officers to give to kids in need of a smile.

JJ Watt provides special moment for Morstead’s kids prior to kickoff

There’s no crying in football, well maybe sometimes.

Ascension Parish deputies make appearance at 2-year-old birthday party

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office made one child’s birthday party even more special.

Elusive Popeyes chicken sandwich makes appearance at Louisiana Governor’s Mansion

The coveted Popeyes chicken sandwich graced the lips of attendees at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion during a celebration for the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, La. Sunday, Sept. 8.

  World Series winning Little League team treated at La. Governor’s Mansion

Gov. John Bel Edwards hosted the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, La. Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion.

‘Batman’ walks bullied Florida toddler to school

The mom posted an adorable photo of the shy girl holding the black-caped superhero’s hand in the classroom.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office receives Narcan kit for every K9 unit

A nonprofit aimed at protecting K9 officers provided life-saving equipment to the St. Mary Sheriff’s Office.

Rocky Point couple refuses to let Dorian rain on their wedding day

A couple eager to tie the knot after nearly seven years together didn’t let this week’s hurricane come in the way of their nuptials.

  Cheerleader with Down Syndrome inspires Biloxi Junior High students

At Biloxi Junior High, one cheerleader is also inspiring her school and community.

5-year-old battling bone cancer has last round of chemo

DJ Schott was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in December 2018.

Man mowing lawns across country makes Baton Rouge stop

A man gaining nationwide attention for his good deeds made a stop in Baton Rouge Wednesday.

Loranger mission group sends supplies to Bahamas after Dorian strikes

Local groups are working to provide aid to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

  Dog scheduled to be euthanized gets second chance as a K-9

Once scheduled to be put down, now the dog works to keep Alabama kids safe in school.

Suds to wash, fold and deliver laundry in Baton Rouge through mobile app

This new local app might make laundry day a thing of the past.

Celebrate ‘National Grandparents Day’ during Sesame Street health event in Baton Rouge

National Grandparents Day is right around the corner, and a free event aiming to get families healthy is coming up.

The Path Home: An initiative to combat homelessness in Lake Charles

A new initiative aims to combat homelessness in Lake Charles with innovative ideas and new partnerships.

Holly Clegg celebrates milestone anniversary amid cancer journey

Well-known Baton Rouge food writer Holly Clegg celebrated 40 years of marriage with her husband Mike on Sunday, Sept. 1. The author of numerous cookbooks, Clegg wrote on her Facebook page that the celebration was a milestone in her journey with terminal stomach cancer.

  Mother of slain LSU basketball player Wayde Sims spotted greeting football team, fans with free hugs

The mother of former LSU basketball player Wayde Sims, was spotted helping to ease anxiety for members of the school’s football team and fans ahead of the highly anticipated first football game of the 2019 season against Georgia Southern University.

  Heartwarming marriage proposal caught on camera at first LSU game of 2019 season

Most people in relationships keep a watchful eye out for signs that their partner is ready for marriage. Erin Sampere, a former member of LSU’s Colorguard, missed about 20 signs Saturday, Aug. 31 before eventually realizing she was being proposed to.

Father’s lost watch returned to son 12 years later

12 years ago, a TAG Heuer watch was lost in the Coosa River. Sunday, it was returned to its rightful owner.

Little League champions to ride in Bacchus parade

The Eastbank boys Little League World Series Championship Team and the Eastbank girls World Series Finalists will ride on a special float in the Krewe of Bacchus parade

  HOPE Ministries receives grant for food pantry expansion

HOPE Ministries, a nonprofit organization and a Capital Area United Way community partner agency, will receive a grant to benefit its Client Choice Food Pantry.

  Lines wrap around Main Event for free laser tag at grand opening

Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment has announced its Baton Rouge location will be opening in August of 2019.

  Louisiana teen surprises younger brother in silly costumes every day at bus stop

In a hilarious display of sibling love, one big brother is making memories before heading off to college.

  2 schools in EBR, 1 in Ascension show greater than 70% top growth in English language arts and math

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) has released a detailed report about academic progress in the state’s schools.

New pop-up library available at Baton Rouge metropolitan airport

A new pop-up library for e-books will help travelers pass the time while they’re at the Baton Rouge metropolitan airport.

  Kansas boy holds hands, calms classmate with autism on first day of school

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a photo taken by a mother details two words: Compassion and friendship.

Ascension Parish Public School speech language department named ‘Public School Program of the Year’

The Speech Language Department of Ascension Public Schools received the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (LSHA) “Public School Program of the Year” Award for 2019.

How to get in free to these museums on Museum Day

September 21 will be a good day for museum-lovers and lifelong learners.