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  • Religious leaders respond to Alton Sterling shooting Play Video

    July 14, 2016 8:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The scene of the deadly shooting of Alton Sterling that shook the nation was a scene of prayer and unity on Thursday. Religious leaders were at the Triple S convenience store where Sterling was killed by police on July 5. They were determined to tackle an issue... more »
  • City leaders meet with federal investigators over Alton Sterling case Play Video

    July 11, 2016 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – City leaders met with federal investigators on Monday to talk about how protesters are being treated by law enforcement. The closed-door meeting took place at the federal court in downtown Baton Rouge. Hundreds of people were arrested over the weekend as they protested around the city following... more »
  • Education leaders meeting with Edwards over funding

    January 20, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards and education leaders from around Louisiana met at Governor's Mansion Wednesday to discuss how the ongoing budget crisis will impact colleges and universities. The meeting comes a day after Edwards proposed tax increases and budget changes to help get Louisiana back in... more »
  • Democrats celebrate victory in Louisiana governor's race

    November 22, 2015 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Democrats in Louisiana rejoiced as they reclaimed the governor's mansion for the first time in eight years, while the state's GOP leader insisted "our Republican brand is strong" even amid the defeat of a one-time political powerhouse, Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter. John Bel Edwards' victory in... more »
  • Empty spaces on riverfront cause political squabble Play Video

    August 31, 2015 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders responded to criticisms Monday they haven't been doing enough for development along the Baton Rouge Riverfront. Mayor-President Kip Holden and Davis Rhorer, the executive director of the Downtown Development District, held a hastily-called press conference Monday morning to answer criticisms they said were recently... more »
  • Mormons keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite gay leaders

    August 26, 2015 12:00 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units - is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the decision Wednesday in a news release. Church... more »
  • Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    May 21, 2015 12:43 PM

    NEW YORK - The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. In a speech Thursday in Atlanta to the Scouts' national annual... more »
  • Metromorphosis leadership applications

    April 23, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Urban Leadership Development Initiative gives a group of Baton Rouge citizens the chance to help youth in our community, and work to solve problems within urban neighborhoods. Metromorphosis is now accepting applications for the second ULDI cohort. Participants will get to participate in six months of... more »
  • Students discuss race, crime with local leaders Play Video

    January 23, 2015 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of students from Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy got a chance to meet with local law enforcement and community leaders Friday. Teens got the chance to pose questions to the people they look up to. "It's going to encourage us to be better," said... more »
  • Baton Rouge locals bowl for a cause

    October 5, 2014 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Boys Hope, Girls Hope organization of Baton Rouge involved the community in reaching at risk youth, Sunday afternoon. The first day of the event was Saturday and hundreds showed up between the two days. The organization held the " Bowl for Hope" event at... more »
  • Baton Rouge unity group opposes school board reductions Play Video

    July 16, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leaders are at odds over reducing the number school board members to increase productivity. Wednesday, The One Community One School District announced its opposition to the proposed measure. The group believes reducing members could cut black board members out of the equation and create discrimination. ... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss charter takeovers Play Video

    November 7, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal money and the closing of two schools in north Baton Rouge has drawn the attention of some state leaders, who expressed concerns at a community meeting Thursday. Several lawmakers met with parents living near Istrouma High Thursday, one of the schools slated to be closed... more »
  • Leaders: if you're on CATS board, know what you are doing

    August 14, 2013 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders now require leaders overseeing the Capital Area Transit System to know something about public transit. The metro council approved setting tougher standards for members of the CATS board, which has been under fire for its handling of recent scandals. Accountants found irregularities in bus... more »
  • Southern GOP leaders meeting in Alabama

    June 18, 2013 10:32 AM

    BIRMINGHAM - Republican leaders from 10 Southern states are meeting in Alabama to plan strategies for making new GOP inroads across the region. Alabama Republican Chairman Bill Armistead says the two-day meeting of state party chairs and executive directors concludes Tuesday in Birmingham. Party leaders hope to retain all their... more »
  • Louisiana levee plan concerns Mississippi leaders

    May 5, 2013 11:07 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he's worried a proposed levee in Louisiana could place low-lying areas of south Mississippi in danger of flooding. Hosemann told The Sun Herald that he's concerned about a proposal being considered to build a 24-foot barrier levee near Lake Pontchartrain... more »
  • City leaders in BR to talk about vehicle take-home policy

    March 26, 2013 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders could begin discussing making changes to the take-home vehicle policy Wednesday. Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle is proposing making changes to the policy, including removing the 24 mile exception and limiting personal usage of city-owned vehicles. "We pay for the fuel and I think... more »
  • Religious leaders say Jindal tax data is wrong

    March 22, 2013 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A group of Louisiana religious leaders say Gov. Bobby Jindal used flawed data to claim nearly all families won't see increased costs under the governor's tax code rewrite. Jindal wants to get rid of state income taxes, in exchange for higher and more state sales taxes. The clergy... more »
  • Jindal to meet with parish leaders about sinkhole

    March 11, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal scheduled a meeting this afternoon with Assumption Parish leaders to discuss the status of the Bayou Corne sinkhole, and what could done for displaced residents. The meeting will be at 1 p.m. today at the governor's mansion in Baton Rouge. The meeting... more »
  • Leaders want parish to join trash pickup business Play Video

    February 25, 2013 2:15 PM

    NEW ROADS - For almost five years Progressive Waste Solutions has taken out the trash in Pointe Coupee Parish, but administrator Jim Bello is a part of a movement that wants the parish to handle the duties instead. "It's about $500,000 that we feel we can save if we... more »
  • NEXT HOUR: Leaders tackle chief issue, red light cameras

    February 13, 2013 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders are set to have a potentially heated discussion about taking appointment power from the mayor and having voters elect a chief of police. That is one of two discussions planned for Wednesday's Metro Council meeting. Last week, the Mayor's office fired Chief Dewayne White after... more »

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