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  • Teacher knocked out, hospitalized after altercation between students Play Video

    September 11, 2017 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A teacher at Tara High School was transported to the hospital with a head injury after getting involved in an altercation between two students Monday morning. Authorities say one female student charged at another during an argument. The teacher stood in the way of the attack... more »
  • Man accused of kidnapping student loses teaching license

    July 29, 2017 11:20 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Board of Education has revoked the teaching license of a man who led police on a nationwide manhunt after running away with a 15-year-old student. WSMV-TV reports that the board announced its decision Friday against Tad Cummins. The 50-year-old, whose trial... more »
  • Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

    June 22, 2017 11:36 AM

    WYOMING - Hundreds of mourners are celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma. Otto Warmbier's brother, sister and friends were scheduled to speak at the... more »
  • Classmates honor student who died after N. Korea detention

    June 21, 2017 2:08 PM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Otto Warmbier knew everyone on campus as a student at the University of Virginia, and he had an "insane" tie collection. Alex Vagonis also said Warmbier was her soul mate who "helped me become a better human being." Vagonis was Warmbier's girlfriend at the time... more »
  • Student released by North Korea now at hospital

    June 13, 2017 11:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison has been taken to an Ohio hospital for treatment. Otto Warmbier, whose parents say is in a coma, arrived at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center late Tuesday night. Warmbier was serving... more »
  • Lawyer: Video from night Penn. State pledge died 'horrific'

    June 12, 2017 9:02 PM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The lawyer for the family of a Penn State sophomore who died after a fall at a fraternity house calls video from that night horrific and painful to watch. Attorney Tom Kline says the security footage shown in a court proceeding Monday shows Tim Piazza's... more »
  • Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony

    May 22, 2017 2:14 PM

    BOONSBORO, Md. - A Maryland high school senior has been barred from participating in her school's graduation ceremony because she is pregnant. Media outlets report 18-year-old Maddi Runkles discovered she was pregnant in January. The teen attends Heritage Academy, a small private Christian school in Hagerstown. Upon Runkles' pregnancy announcement,... more »
  • Friends, family mourn McKinley High student killed just days before graduation Play Video

    May 14, 2017 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family and friends of an 18-year-old high school student are still reeling after he was shot and killed Saturday . "Today's Mother's Day, and a mom's dealing with the loss of her son," said Herman Brister, the principal at McKinley High School. Brister had... more »
  • Kentucky student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

    April 28, 2017 11:44 AM

    LEXINGTON - Officials say a student has been injured, another person is in custody and a university has canceled classes following a machete attack at a university coffee shop in central Kentucky. Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton told the Lexington Herald-Leader it happened Friday morning at Transylvania University. He said... more »
  • Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

    April 24, 2017 4:19 PM

    SACRAMENTO - Court documents say a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping... more »
  • College student killed during hammer throw at track meet

    April 23, 2017 2:44 PM

    WHEATON, Ill. - A college student has died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a track meet in suburban Chicago. Wheaton College officials say 19-year-old student Ethan Roser of Cincinnati was volunteering at a track and field competition at the school Saturday when he was accidentally struck by... more »
  • Charge dropped against Mississippi student in alleged sexual battery

    April 22, 2017 3:21 PM

    MERIDIAN, Miss.- A Mississippi official says a sexual battery charge has been dropped against a high school baseball player who was one of five students accused in an off-campus attack against a classmate. Lauderdale County School District Superintendent Randy Hodges tells the Meridian Star all five of those originally charged... more »
  • Teacher faces federal charge in Tennessee student case

    April 20, 2017 1:45 PM

    NASHVILLE - An acting U.S. attorney in Tennessee says the teacher who is accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student has been charged with taking a minor across state lines to have sex. Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith announced the charge for Tad Cummins at a news conference on Thursday, just... more »
  • Prosecutor asks pharmacies to watch for Tennessee kidnapping suspect

    April 12, 2017 5:43 PM

    COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A prosecutor is asking pharmacy employees to be on the lookout for a 50-year-old Tennessee teacher who disappeared last month with a student. District Attorney Brent Cooper tells news outlets Tad Cummins takes medicine to control his blood pressure and likely will need a refill. Cummins and... more »
  • Ohio State to award posthumous degree to slain student

    April 8, 2017 4:46 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University plans to award a posthumous bachelor's degree to a student who was abducted and slain in February. The Columbus Dispatch reports 21-year-old Reagan Tokes will get a degree posthumously during graduation May 7. Tokes was just three months from graduating with a psychology degree... more »
  • Maryland student charged in alleged plot for mass shooting at school

    March 31, 2017 5:38 PM

    THURMONT - Police in Maryland say a student accused of meticulously planning a mass shooting at her high school has been formally charged. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 18-year-old Nichole Cevario of Thurmont was served with arrest warrants Friday. She is being held without... more »
  • Pedestrian struck by vehicle at BRCC

    March 29, 2017 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are responding to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Baton Rouge Community College. The incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. at BRCC. EMS is en route to the scene. This is a developing story. We will update with more information as... more »
  • Governor Edwards pushes education package

    March 28, 2017 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Closing loopholes for some voucher students and eliminating corporal punishment for disabled children are some of Governor John Bel Edwards' proposals for the upcoming legislative session. The administration released its education package in a news release Tuesday afternoon. Edwards is supporting a bill by State Representative Franklin... more »
  • Two arrested after scuffle in LSU Student Union bathroom

    March 26, 2017 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men were arrested after an apparent brawl in a bathroom at the LSU Student Union Friday. According to arrest records, an officer was called to the LSU Student Union in reference to criminal damage to property around 7 p.m. The witness told the officer... more »
  • Self-driving Uber SUV struck during Arizona accident

    March 25, 2017 1:55 PM

    TEMPE, Ariz. - Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles. No one was seriously injured. Uber says its vehicles have been grounded as... more »
  • Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

    March 20, 2017 8:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court says a Texas school board can continue to let students offer public prayers at its meetings. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit against the Birdville Independent School District. It was filed... more »
  • Judge denies bond reduction for 14-year-old Scotlandville shooter

    March 15, 2017 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 14-year-old student accused of attempted second-degree murder after shooting a gun on Scotlandville Magnet High School's campus was denied a reduction in bond. The student, Jermaine Moore, also faces charges of aggravated assault and carrying a gun on school property. Moore's current bond is set... more »
  • Employee on paid leave following incident with Bernard Terrace Elementary student

    March 14, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An employee is on paid administrative leave following an incident with a student at Bernard Terrace Elementary School. According to East Baton Rouge Parish School System officials, the incident caused an injury to the mouth of a student. However further details about the incident have not... more »
  • 8-year-old left on school bus for hours after falling asleep Play Video

    March 14, 2017 11:27 AM

    ASCENSION – An eight-year-old boy was left on a school bus Monday for five hours after he fell asleep on his way to school, Ascension Parish School District confirms. The child was a second grade student at Donaldsonville Primary. The boy's aunt told News 2 that she was not... more »
  • 21-year-old arrested for macing roommates at Burbank apartment

    March 13, 2017 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman has been arrested for spraying her roommates with mace after an argument Sunday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 21-year-old Malia Jones was arrested at her apartment on Burbank Drive. Jones reportedly sprayed her roommates with mace after they got into an... more »
  • Former Zachary High student arrested for firing shots at school

    February 16, 2017 4:19 PM

    ZACHARY – The Zachary Police Department arrested a former Zachary High student for firing a gun at the school on Feb. 6 that prompted five schools to be placed on lockdown. The department received a tip that 19-year-old Morgan Hubert fired two shots at Zachary High School. Hubert was... more »
  • Scotlandville High student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school Play Video

    February 13, 2017 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 17-year-old student at Scotlandville Magnet High School was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to school just one week after a ninth-grader was arrested for firing several shots on the school's campus. The School Drug Task Force with the assistance of The East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Shreveport student arrested, accused of having gun at school

    February 11, 2017 8:48 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A teen is facing charges after he was reportedly found with a gun at a Caddo Parish high school. KSLA-TV reports Shreveport police were called to C.E. Byrd High School just after noon Thursday on a tip in the investigation into the shooting death of 15-year-old Antonio Newsom.... more »
  • Remains confirmed as those of missing Texas college student

    February 6, 2017 8:37 PM

    ALPINE, Texas - Human remains found in a shallow West Texas grave last week have been identified conclusively as those of a missing college student. Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told reporters Monday that dental records helped confirm the identity of Sul Ross State University student Zuzu Verk. The 22-year-old... more »
  • College student stays positive after losing fingers during tornado Play Video

    January 25, 2017 6:43 PM

    ST. AMANT – Last week an E-F 3 tornado tore through Hattiesburg, destroying William Carey University where one student lost three of her fingers. Taylor Gautreaux was trying to get through the hallway of her dorm during the tornado when the door slammed shut, smashing her fingers. "I... more »
  • Little is known on status of US student held in North Korea

    January 22, 2017 1:19 PM

    CINCINNATI - There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained by North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development. North Korea announced last Jan. 22 it had detained... more »
  • Second student was wounded in Ohio school shooting

    January 22, 2017 1:05 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Authorities say a second student was wounded in a school shooting that left another critically injured. Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi says a 17-year-old student was struck but didn't have life-threatening injuries. The second youth injured wasn't identified immediately. Authorities say the 17-year-old shooter fired a 12-gauge... more »
  • Student arrested after claiming to bring a gun to school

    January 19, 2017 6:31 PM

    PATTERSON - A high school student was arrested Thursday after he claimed to bring a firearm to school. A school resource officer received a tip early Thursday afternoon that a student had a gun at Patterson High School. Units responded and identified Jacob Bankston, 17, as the subject... more »
  • 15-year-old girl shot and killed in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 18, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Details have come to light in the early hours of Thursday morning regarding the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Au'Miracle McElwee. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooting occurred on Wednesday around 10 p.m. in the 5100 block of Oaklon Avenue. Investigators say that McElwee was... more »
  • 20-year-old LSU student killed after struck by train in Tuscaloosa

    January 10, 2017 10:31 AM

    TUSCALOOSA – A 20-year-old LSU student was hit by a train early Tuesday morning in Tuscaloosa. According to ABC 33 in Birmingham, Katie Keogh was walking with several others on 10th Avenue in Tuscaloosa when they tried to beat a Norfolk Southern train. According to the Associated Press, pedestrians... more »
  • Slidell student dies after car crashed into bayou

    December 21, 2016 2:31 PM

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH – A Northshore High School student has died after a car crashed into a bayou near Highway 433 on Tuesday afternoon. The crash occurred around 4 p.m on Tuesday when 17-year-old Jonathan Lunsford of Slidell was driving westbound on LA 433. Lansford lost control of the... more »
  • Student arrested for slapping and threatening teacher

    December 13, 2016 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An 18-year-old high school student has been arrested after he slapped and threatened his teacher at Friendship Capitol High School. Sidney Brown was arrested on an assault on a school teacher charge. On Dec. 12 around 8 a.m. a Baton Rouge Police officer was working... more »
  • High school student arrested for threats

    December 12, 2016 10:09 AM

    BENTON - A 14-year-old boy has been arrested, accused of terrorizing after he allegedly wrote statements that implied violence against other students at his school. Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington says the Parkway High School student initially gave another student a letter with threatening comments against other students. That student... more »
  • 14-year-old charged after gun found at McKinley High School

    November 30, 2016 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a teenager was arrested after a gun was found in a pencil pouch at McKinley High school Wednesday morning. The unnamed 14-year-old was charged with illegal carrying of a weapon on school property and violation of a weapon free zone. The teenager was transported... more »
  • Port Barre student accused of bringing pistol to campus

    November 29, 2016 11:20 AM

    PORT BARRE - A Port Barre High School student faces charges for allegedly bringing a pistol to the school. Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux said in a news release police were called to the campus Monday in reference to a student in possession of a firearm. Boudreaux says the... more »
  • Student carjacked in Uptown New Orleans

    November 22, 2016 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A Tulane University student was carjacked early Tuesday morning in Uptown New Orleans. WWL reports , WBRZ's sister station, that the student was driving her vehicle and stopped at the intersection of Nashville and Claiborne avenues when a car bumped her vehicle from behind. When... more »
  • LSU student charged after sending lewd video to 15-year-old

    November 18, 2016 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An LSU student faces child pornography charges after police say he recorded lewd videos in an LSU dorm and sent it to a 15-year-old via Snapchat. According to arrest documents, the 15-year-old victim told a friend that 18-year-old Tyler Braud sent videos of himself masturbating to... more »
  • Police say student lied about attack by Trump supporter

    November 10, 2016 11:11 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Police say a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student has admitted to lying about being attacked by two men, one of who was wearing a "Trump" hat, WBRZ's sister station KATC reports . The student originally told police she was assaulted and robbed of her wallet and... more »
  • Teacher faces inquiry after video shows her dragging student

    October 8, 2016 11:50 AM

    GREENVILLE, Miss. - A Mississippi teacher faces investigations after a video shows her dragging a student by the hair at Greenville High School. The Delta Democrat-Times reports Kesha Williams posted the video on Facebook Thursday. A second video appears to show the teacher striking the student on the head with... more »
  • School employee arrested after beating student with belt

    September 28, 2016 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A school employee was arrested for cruelty to juvenile charges after beating a student with a belt. On Monday around 11 p.m., Baton Rouge Police officers responded to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in reference to a battery of a teenage boy that happened earlier... more »
  • Livingston Parish students return to school Play Video

    August 4, 2016 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – On Thursday, over 26,000 students returned for the first day of school in Livingston Parish. Kelly Jones, Denham Springs High School principal, said that he missed seeing the students. "I do, I really do, were always excited when school lets out in May, but i... more »
  • Teacher facing sex charges was arrested a week earlier for child desertion

    June 16, 2016 8:56 PM

    WALKER - Walker Police arrested a former Walker Freshman High School teacher, accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old male student. Officers charged 33-year-old Lynsie Pendarvis with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile. The alleged incident occured during the most recent... more »
  • LSU student gets his stolen instruments back Play Video

    June 4, 2016 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Four stolen musical instruments are back in the hands of their owner tonight, thanks to Baton Rouge Police detectives. Last month, we told you the story of an LSU student musician who had multiple musical instruments stolen. Friday, he got them back. Police found Thomas... more »
  • Neighbors concerned after teacher is arrested on sex charges Play Video

    May 25, 2016 5:06 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Neighbors of a teacher who was arrested on accusations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student say Louis Aguillard kept to himself. Gonzales Police arrested the 34-year-old occupational health teacher and assistant athletic trainer at East Ascension High School, Wednesday afternoon. He has been fired... more »
  • Police: Hammond teen arrested for making threat at school

    April 29, 2016 11:35 AM

    HAMMOND - Authorities say a 15-year-old Hammond High Magnet School student has been arrested for writing a threat on a desk. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said the girl was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. She says the girl was taken to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.... more »
  • EBR Substitute Teacher fired for pulling student's hair at school Play Video

    April 25, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A substitute teacher in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System has been fired over allegations she pulled a child's hair after a confrontation while she was at work. The incident occurred last Thursday at Westdale Middle School. According to the girl's mom, Shonta Edwards,... more »
  • LSU students threaten to disrupt campus events over officer's comments

    April 12, 2016 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A small gathering of about 30 LSU students rallied together Monday night to discuss what to do about a police officer's comments about rape they found offensive . They're frustrated by this quote from LSU spokesman Lt. Kevin Scott in the student newspaper "The Reveille": "If you... more »
  • McKinley High School student honored at alumni banquet Play Video

    April 7, 2016 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge teen picks up another huge honor Thursday evening. Che'dra Joseph is a Senior at McKinley High School, earning a 4.5 GPA. She's also McKinley's Student of the Year. In January, Joseph had the opportunity to introduce the President, when he visited McKinley High School... more »
  • Students rally at capitol Play Video

    February 19, 2016 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A small group of college students rallied at the capitol Friday protesting higher education cuts. They demanded state lawmakers take action in the current special session. The rally was completely organized by students, about fifty attended. "I think this is amazing that we were able to turn... more »
  • No college sports, a distant reality Play Video

    February 12, 2016 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - University athletics are putting a lot of faith in state leaders to right the state budget gap. The state partially reinstated TOPS Friday , following a big scare to Louisiana students and their parents. Many in-state student athletes rely on TOPS. LSU baseball head Coach Paul... more »
  • LSU student appeared on Jeopardy!

    February 2, 2016 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An environmental engineering senior from LSU was the first LSU student to be invited to the Jeopardy! College Championship Tournament. Kevin Brown placed third in the February 2 edition of the popular show, seen locally on WBRZ Channel 2. He competed with 14 other students from... more »
  • Police: Teacher confessed to sex with 16-year-old student

    January 18, 2016 5:26 PM

    KENNER - Police say a Destrehan High School teacher confessed to investigators about having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. The alleged confession that 26-year-old Kimberly Naquin made last Thursday was disclosed in a police affidavit. Police claim Naquin had her first sexual encounter with the girl... more »
  • Signed Obama speech stolen from vehicle Play Video

    January 16, 2016 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a thief who broke into cars at a McKinley High School basketball game didn't know what he had his hands on, and threw a speech signed by President Barack Obama into the trash. Officers arrested 17-year-old Keondrae Ricks after investigators said he and a... more »
  • Lunch lady who says free meal led to firing offered job back

    December 24, 2015 11:10 AM

    POCATELLO, Idaho - A southeastern Idaho cafeteria worker says she was fired for giving a student a free meal, but the school district offered her the job back after a national outcry. Dalene Bowden received a termination letter from the Pocatello School District last week after she gave a tray... more »
  • Georgia teacher asks 13-year-old Muslim student if she has a bomb

    December 12, 2015 3:05 PM

    ATLANTA - The father of a Muslim middle school student says a teacher asked his daughter if she was carrying a bomb in her backpack. Abdirizak Aden said the teacher at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, stopped his 13-year-old daughter, who wears a hijab, and asked if she... more »
  • School, community mourn death of 14-year-old student Play Video

    December 10, 2015 1:29 PM

    GEISMAR - Flags at Dutchtown High School were lowered to half-staff the day after State Police said a 14-year-old student was hit by a pickup and died while riding his bike. Authorities said Brennan Rube was riding his bike south on LA 73 around 6 p.m. Wednesday when a... more »
  • Southern University student set to graduate, spent semester homeless Play Video

    December 9, 2015 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A student at Southern University will be one of the last students to cross the stage with a bachelor's degree in architecture from Southern University in Baton Rouge. Two years ago, the Board of Regents voted to terminate the architecture program citing declining enrollment. Taikian Brooks... more »
  • Police: Boy arrested after shooting students with pellet gun

    December 2, 2015 11:02 AM

    KENNER - Kenner police arrested a 14-year-old boy after they say he shot two students with an Airsoft pellet gun. Lt. Brian McGregor said in a news release the teen shot two 12-year-old students Monday at Roosevelt Middle School in Kenner. McGregor says one girl was hit in the leg... more »
  • Student accused of threat to teacher

    November 2, 2015 3:57 PM

    BAKER - Authorities arrested a Baker High School student after police said he threatened to attack an assistant principal at the school Monday. Baker Police charged 18-year-old Devonte Walker with assault on a teacher, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace after his arrest Monday morning. Police said the... more »
  • Student accused of hitting teacher, deputy over sunflower seeds

    October 15, 2015 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sheriff's deputy arrested a 17-year-old student in East Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday after the deputy said the girl scratched her teacher, stole the teacher's phone and hit the deputy during a confrontation. The sheriff's office charged Tytiana Jones with battery of a school teacher and... more »
  • Family, school district fight over residential status

    October 7, 2015 7:46 PM

    CENTRAL - A family and the Central School System are facing off in court after the school district said a student could no longer attend Central High. The parents, Billy and Tonya Burkette, stated their case before a judge in a Baton Rouge courtroom Wednesday. The Burkette's had their 14-year-old... more »
  • NEA Back to School Tour Play Video

    September 17, 2015 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The president of the National Education Association is visiting schools around the country for a Back-to-School tour. Lily Eskelsen Garcia is meeting with teachers, students and dignitaries to find out more about the current issues facing the American public school system. Garcia will be in Baton Rouge on... more »
  • Grants to help Louisiana schools educate disabled students

    September 10, 2015 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's Department of Education is seeking applications from school districts and charter schools seeking a share of $4 million in grants aimed at improving graduation rates for students with disabilities. In a Wednesday news release, the department says the federal money is available for districts and charter schools... more »
  • Planned Daughters of the Confederacy meeting protested

    September 10, 2015 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some LSU students are unhappy that a meeting of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is planned this week at a campus convention center. Students say they plan a demonstration at the Lod Cook Hotel and Conference Center. The United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded in 1894... more »
  • HS football coach accused of sex with student Play Video

    September 4, 2015 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities accused a math teacher and assistant football coach of having sex with a 17-year-old Broadmoor High School student. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested 34-year-old Michael Lydell Woods Jr. Friday evening. Police said they got an anonymous tip Friday that Woods had a sexual... more »
  • Students ask federal government to erase their college debt

    September 3, 2015 9:32 AM

    WASHINGTON- Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to forgive their college loan debt, asserting their school either closed or lied to them about job prospects. The figure represents an unprecedented spike in what's called a "borrower's defense" claim following the collapse Corinthian Colleges for-profit college chain, which had... more »
  • Ex-student who sparked campus lockdown won't face charges

    September 1, 2015 6:44 PM

    JACKSON - Authorities won't seek criminal charges against a former Mississippi State University student who sparked a campus lockdown last Thursday. Mississippi State University officials previously said they'd file misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges against Phu-Qui Cong "Bill" Nguyen of Madison. However, Oktibbeha County Prosecutor Haley Brown says that after meeting... more »
  • 2une In Cool Schools: Walker High Credit Union Play Video

    September 1, 2015 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Walker High School in Livingston Parish is giving students the opportunity to learn about banking and personal finance through the school's student-run credit union. It looks and sounds exactly like a regular bank. "Everything is live here, it's just like you're walking into your own branch," says Jaquie... more »

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