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  • Student in Calcasieu arrested for bringing gun to school

    April 11, 2014 12:11 PM

    SULPHUR - Sheriff deputies in Calcasieu Parish have arrested a middle school student for bringing a gun to school. The 14-year-old was arrested Thursday. Officials at W. W. Lewis Middle School in Sulphur say students told the assistant principal about a student who brought a gun to school... more »
  • Police point to discipline problems for teacher arrest Play Video

    March 14, 2014 6:29 PM

    BAKER- Police are pointing to discipline problems at Baker Middle School as a reason one teacher may have taken discipline into her own hands. Deborah Anderson was arrested and charged with simple battery after police say she grabbed a student's shirt and 'yanked' him into the hallway because his... more »
  • "A Christmas miracle:" middle finger lights gone

    December 17, 2013 10:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A homeowner has removed a Christmas light display that was decorated to form a pair of hands showing middle fingers extended. The lights were on the roof of Sarah Childs' home, but are no longer there. Childs apologized for the display that has, for two years, created... more »
  • St. Helena board seeks to regain control of school

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM

    GREENSBURG- The St. Helena Parish School Board is appealing a federal judge's decision to deny the board a new trial after the judge rejected the parish's request to offer middle school grades to its students. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady shot down a request in August by the school... more »
  • Judge denies St. Helena school board request

    August 6, 2013 8:10 AM

    GREENSBURG - A federal judge denied a request by the St. Helena Parish School Board to let the parish offer middle school grades to its students. Judge James J. Brady effectively upheld his May 2010 order that gave control over the poorly performing St. Helena Central Middle School to the... more »
  • Obama: House GOP budget is 'bad bargain'

    July 25, 2013 3:49 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - President Barack Obama says the House Republican budget is a "bad bargain" for the middle class. Obama says the House GOP wants to cut spending on education, science and clean energy when the country should be investing in those sectors. He says cutting back in those areas... more »
  • Cazayoux to join Long Law Firm

    June 19, 2013 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. will be joining the Long Law Firm in early July when he leaves his federal job. Cazayoux announced his resignation June 12 after three years as the head federal prosecutor for the Middle District headquartered in Baton Rouge. Long Law Firm... more »
  • Shelly Dick assumes federal judgeship in B.R.

    May 15, 2013 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Shelly Dick has been sworn is as U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana. She was first nominated on April 25, 2012, re-nominated on January 3, 2013 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 9. Dick is a 1988 graduate of the... more »
  • Ascension students to present anti-bullying campaigns

    April 16, 2013 11:41 AM

    GONZALES - Students from all eight Ascension Parish middle schools are presenting projects to inform the public about bullying. It's part of the "Stop the Silence" project showcase taking place at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Gonzales Civic Center. Students will present their projects including a... more »
  • White House seeks 'balanced way' to budget fix

    February 17, 2013 10:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - The new White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is concerned about the effect the automatic budget cuts scheduled for next month will have on America's middle class. Denis McDonough tells ABC's "This Week" that the economy has been getting stronger over the past few months.... more »
  • Arrest made after gun found at BR middle school

    January 14, 2013 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 13-year-old Capitol Middle School student is under arrest after school officials said they found a loaded pistol in their bookbag. School officials found a loaded .380 caliber handgun in the booksack of the sixth-grade student, while getting in the middle of an argument between two... more »
  • Woman seeks to keep middle finger light display

    January 7, 2013 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The holidays may be over, but a Denham Springs woman wants to keep her unusual light display on her roof, showing an extended middle finger to her neighbors. A federal judge heard testimony Monday about whether Sarah Childs should be granted an injunction, barring the city of... more »
  • Judge: Woman can flip finger in holiday lights

    December 20, 2012 3:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says a Denham Springs woman has the right to display holiday lights on her roof in the form of an extended middle finger. Sarah Childs sued the city, its mayor and police chief on Thursday, claiming she was threatened with arrest if she didn't... more »
  • Students arrested after loaded gun found at school

    December 18, 2012 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies on the School Drug Task Force arrested two East Baton Rouge students today after a gun was found in a garbage can outside Park Forest Middle School. Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks with the EBR Sheriff's Office said the two 8th grade students, ages 13 and... more »
  • Obama takes middle class tax cut pitch outside DC

    November 30, 2012 11:59 AM

    HATFIELD, Pa. - President Barack Obama is urging Congress to pass an extension of tax cuts for middle class families, saying a tax increase for them would be like a "lump of coal" for Christmas. In his first campaign-style event to sell his solution on the "fiscal cliff," Obama says... more »
  • Labor heads say Obama backs them on 'fiscal cliff'

    November 13, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Labor leaders say President Barack Obama remains committed to preserving tax cuts for middle class families and ensuring that the wealthiest Americans pay more in taxes. The leaders of labor unions met with Obama Tuesday to discuss ways of averting the so-called "fiscal cliff" and find consensus on... more »
  • Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows

    October 4, 2012 4:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day. On taxes, immigration and more, the former Massachusetts governor has toned down his heated, campaign... more »
  • St. Amant Middle kicks off school year with fresh look Play Video

    August 8, 2012 5:21 PM

    ST. AMANT- The first day of school in Ascension Parish started with a bang for the Wildcats of St. Amant Middle, who got their first look at their renovated school. The kids had to deal with a construction zone for about a year, while the school got a face... more »
  • St. Helena school to stay under state control

    July 31, 2012 10:09 AM

    GREENBURG - A federal district judge says he has the authority to transfer the state-run St. Helena Central Middle School back into local school board control but he's not going to do so right now. The Advocate reports St. Helena Parish school system officials argued that the district's dramatic improvement... more »
  • Central Middle Associate Principals "dual management system"

    May 15, 2012 8:38 AM

    CENTRAL- Sandy Davis and Jason Fountain will both be Associate Principals at Central Middle School next year as part of a dual management system. Jason Fountain has been recommended for a fulltime principal position at Central Middle in 2013. Sandy Davis has been recommended as Assistant Superintendent of... more »
  • Middle school Obama cartoons causes controversy

    February 9, 2012 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Some parents say some of the political cartoons created for a middle-school assignment could incite violence and should never have gone on display. They're particularly upset by an image of President Barack Obama on which a bullet hole was drawn. The cartoons were among many drawn for... more »
  • Middle school Obama cartoons draw parents' ire

    February 9, 2012 11:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Some parents say some of the political cartoons created for a middle-school assignment could incite violence and should never have gone on display. They're particularly upset by an image of President Barack Obama on which a bullet hole was drawn. The cartoons were among many drawn for... more »
  • Deputies investigate gun brought to Broadmoor Middle

    February 9, 2012 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators want to know why a student brought a gun to Broadmoor Middle School Thursday morning. Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said a student reported seeing two students with a gun. School officials found the unloaded .25 caliber handgun in the... more »
  • EBR school construction projects near completion

    December 28, 2011 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two East Baton Rouge Parish schools will grow bigger by the time children return from winter break. Southeast Middle and Villa del Rey Elementary schools are getting more classrooms, eight and six respectively, and both projects are almost complete. Those additions are set to... more »
  • School bus accident injures 2

    December 19, 2011 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash involving a school bus injured two students Monday morning on O'Neal lane. According to the EBR Sheriff's Office, one child was taken to the hospital with a neck injury and another with minor injuries, left with a parent. Authorities say an SUV hit... more »
  • EBR middle school teacher arrested

    December 8, 2011 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a teacher from Broadmoor Middle School after they said she picked up a misbehaving student's desk while the student was in it, causing the student to hit her head. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Ella Grant was arrested... more »
  • BR student arrested after bus driver threatened

    October 28, 2010 4:39 PM

    A 14-year-old Baton Rouge student faces assault charges after a bus driver said he got on the wrong bus this afternoon and then threatened her. Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office were called by the bus driver around 3:15 p.m., and were told a male student who... more »
  • Appeals court date set in Kaplan school case

    August 11, 2010 7:14 AM

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a challenge of the single-gender programs at a Kaplan middle school. A federal district judge ruled in April that the all-boys and all-girls classes at Rene Rost Middle School could continue under court-mandated conditions addressing errors in the program's... more »
  • Fire set at Baton Rouge middle school

    April 23, 2010 1:57 PM

    An investigation is underway into a small fire set at Mayfair Middle School, better known as the old Lee High School in Baton Rouge. The fire was set in the boys restroom at the school. All of the students were evacuated and no one was hurt. Fire fighters... more »
  • Lawmaker says Ascension road too dangerous

    February 8, 2010 3:37 PM

    State Representative Eddie Lambert, (R) Gonzales, says students are in danger because of a bad road in Ascension Parish. He is asking the state for money to widen LA 930 which runs in front of Prairieville Middle School. He says buses almost have to run off the road in... more »
  • Galvez Middle vandalized

    September 21, 2009 12:59 PM

    More than one classroom was vandalized at Galvez Middle School in Ascension Parish. The vandals emptied fire extinguishers and may have stolen keys. The school does not have surveillance cameras, but are looking into installing some. There's no word on how or if the vandalism affected classes. more »
  • Sherwood Middle Magnet earns Blue Ribbon status

    September 15, 2009 4:31 PM

    Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School has received the nation's top honor. The Baton Rouge school is one of seven in Louisiana that earned Blue Ribbon status from the U.S. Department of Education. The award is given to schools for performance and for closing the achievement gap for some students.... more »
  • EBR school earns blue ribbon

    September 15, 2009 2:50 PM

    For the fourth year in a row, a school in East Baton Rouge Parish has earned a Blue Ribbon Distinction. The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School walked away with the award. It's the highest award given to a school in the country.... more »

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