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  • FEMA wants people to pay as much as $1,000 to rent trailers

    November 9, 2017 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA began reminding people that assistance from the August 2016 flood ends in February and those living in MHUs will be charged rent. Letters were sent to people in FEMA trailers recently and have become a controversial topic on social media sites where people impacted by... more »
  • Southern University stands by decision to fire Dumas

    August 16, 2017 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors say they made the right decision after voting to uphold the firing of former Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas. Last week, Dumas filed a lawsuit saying his firing was a violation of due process according to court documents. Southern stands... more »
  • Mayor's message on muckraking hatred

    May 19, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE – In an unusual message emailed to media outlets Friday, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome chastised people who, she said, are attempting to fuel divisiveness in the community. It's not clear exactly what prompted the mayor's remarks, but twice she referenced people or media outlets that “attempt to... more »
  • Council on Aging promises transparency spending millions Play Video

    January 26, 2017 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The EBR Council on Aging promised transparency and announced it will hold a series of meetings to discuss its controversial property tax that was approved by voters in November. The council shared information in a news release issued Thursday morning. Some on the Metro Council... more »
  • Parent complaints about yoga prompt changes at school

    March 23, 2016 12:54 PM

    KENNESAW, Ga. - A Georgia elementary school is changing the way it conducts yoga activities in classrooms after parents complained. Bullard Elementary School Principal Patrice Moore said in an email to parents at the Kennesaw school that concerns and "misconceptions" about the activities had created a distraction. The Marietta Daily... more »
  • Amid complaints and concerns, fake TV news report ad pulled from airwaves

    October 23, 2015 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A political ad was pulled from the airwaves amid concerns the ad was deceiving to viewers. "The intentions are obvious in this situation. The call letters on the ad reference a fake television station 'WBRD' but are too similar to call letters of our station, WBRZ.... more »
  • Family fights cemetery over missing grave Play Video

    September 14, 2015 11:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A family is making arrangements to travel from Texas to Louisiana in an effort to gather more information about the disappearance of their loved one from a grave site. "We have no idea whose grave we've been putting flowers on," Courtney Tanner said in a phone... more »
  • Feds release locations, numbers of unaccompanied minors

    August 26, 2014 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Conflicting information from the federal government shows, to a degree, how many illegal children have crossed into the United States and found refuge with sponsors in Louisiana. The Office of Refugee Resettlement reports on a state-by-state list that there are 1,275 children in Louisiana. Then, on... more »

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