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  • Quit smoking campaign for African American men launches Saturday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2015 8:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern AgCenter is kicking-off a statewide quit-smoking campaign aimed at saving lives. Smoking kills more African Americans every year than car crashes, HIV/AIDS, murder, alcohol and drugs combined. Most of those deaths are attributed to heart disease, cancer and stroke. Even though people can die... more »
  • IBM experts present results of BR traffic study

    October 17, 2014 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of IBM experts presented the results of their three week study of traffic in Baton Rouge as part of the corporation's Smarter Cities initiative. The international group of technology experts spoke to over 80 stakeholders across the city during their stay and emerged with... more »
  • Conn. group launches anti-violence initiative

    January 14, 2013 12:59 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Parents of Connecticut first-graders slain in last month's mass shooting have joined a new group in calling for a national dialogue to help prevent similar tragedies. Nicole Hockley's son Dylan was one of 20 first-graders and six adults killed a month ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.... more »
  • EBRSO joins BRAVE initiative check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 12, 2012 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff Sid Gautreaux added some extra personnel to the BRAVE initiative, a program focusing on combating crime in the Baton Rouge area. Gautreaux said the work would use deputies already in the field and focus their efforts on statistically-proven targets that could minimize crime. "One of... more »
  • Col. Reb ballot intiative withers

    June 15, 2012 2:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- An effort to enshrine an Old South university mascot into the Mississippi Constitution is a lost cause - at least for now. Arthur Randallson directs the Colonel Reb Political Action Committee, a group pushing a ballot initiative to make the University of Mississippi revive a mascot it retired... more »
  • White House announces summer jobs initiative

    January 5, 2012 6:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is looking to boost summer job prospects for youth. The White House says that with help from the private sector it's gotten commitments for nearly 180,000 youth employment opportunities for next summer and is aiming for tens of thousands more. Obama says that with... more »
  • House and Senate pass cigarette tax extension

    June 23, 2011 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The House and Senate have agreed to renew a 4-cent cigarette tax, but it requires voter approval through a ballot initiative in the fall. In a last-minute compromise, Gov. Bobby Jindal and lawmakers this week agreed to allow the tax extension to go forward via a... more »
  • Gov. Jindal announces plan for youth services network

    March 3, 2011 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced a new initiative today to network all the state's services for youth into one system in order to give better care to youth with behavioral health needs. Jindal said the system would include leadership from the state's four child-serving agencies; the Office... more »
  • New organization hopes to solve Baton Rouge problems

    November 9, 2010 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After two years of planning and organizing, community leaders today announced the formation of a multi-issue initiative called "Together Baton Rouge." The initiative will focus on issues such as crime, neighborhood improvement, economic development and education. Organizers will start by hosting a three-month campaign of small... more »
  • Murder victim's daughter: 'Turn yourself in'

    October 11, 2010 6:59 PM

    Witnesses to Baton Rouge’s latest murder said nothing has changed since police announced a new crime initiative. 28-year-old Terry Gross was shot in the parking lot of a gas station on Scenic Highway near Harding Boulevard this weekend. News 2’s Rachel Frost got answers on why some family... more »
  • Parents required to attend workshops to help truant kids

    October 4, 2010 5:16 PM

    Letters have been sent home to parents of nearly 2,000 East Baton Rouge students for having five or more days of unexcused absences at school. Parents are now required to attend early warning workshops to help change the behavior of their truant kids. "I probably just be sleeping and don't... more »
  • New anti-gun violence initiative by 100 Black Men

    April 27, 2010 7:27 AM

    The 100 Black Men continue to reach out to the community with a new anti-gun violence campaign. John Smith sat down with JP to explain "We Shoot Hoops, Not Each Other", and "Pin Stripes or Prison Stripes: You Choose". more »

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