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  • LSU law students safe in France after Nice attacks

    July 15, 2016 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All of the 45 LSU Law students that were participating in the study abroad program in France are safe after a truck drove into a large crowd during Bastille Day celebrations, killing 84 people and injuring many more. Five LSU Law students were in Nice at... more »
  • TOPS not fully funded has parents and students concerned Play Video

    June 20, 2016 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The state budget has TOPS funded at only 70 percent leaving many parents worried about their children. Due to the program's current funding, no student will get a full TOPS scholarship. "It's very alarming to me as a parent. That my daughter has worked so hard though... more »
  • Slain college student's mother leads anti-violence march Play Video

    May 24, 2016 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The family of one of the Southern University students killed during a shooting at The Cottages Apartment Complex has held a march on Thursday in honor of her slain daughter. The mother of LaShuntae Benton, Theresa Tillman, and friends and family held peaceful march and rally on Thursday.... more »
  • Teacher sentenced to 2 years for having sex with students Play Video

    May 11, 2016 11:24 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - A former teacher at an Iberville Parish school was sentenced on Wednesday to two years behind bars and another five years of supervised probation after he was found guilty of having sexual relations with three female students. Keavin Keith, an ex-teacher at the Iberville Math, Science and... more »
  • Army of volunteers helps restore historic Civil War cemetery

    March 31, 2016 12:27 PM

    CHALMETTE - College students on spring break have joined hundreds of other volunteers at a cemetery dating to the Civil War, realigning hundreds of tilted headstones and scrubbing grime from thousands more. The cemetery holds the graves of thousands of Union soldiers, and others from later eras. The volunteers have... more »
  • New apartments causing competition in LSU student housing Play Video

    March 24, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several large apartment complexes are under construction in the LSU area. About 4,600 new apartment units are expected to be completed this year. According to real estate appraiser Wesley Moore, that's more than twice as many as normal. "We are going to add a five-year... more »
  • Southern football player among students wanting to fund infrastucture, not campus beautification Play Video

    March 16, 2016 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University students are concerned about funding a project designed to "beautify" the campus, while other parts of the grounds are still in need of repair. Jaguar running-back Lenard Tillery, is among the critics of "The Gateway Project." He wrote an opinion piece criticizing the plan ,... more »
  • Principal issues apology for text some parents find offensive Play Video

    February 29, 2016 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A school principal issued an apology letter to parents after sending a text message last week that some found offensive . The letter was sent home with students who attend Redemptorist Elementary in Baton Rouge, Friday. The text message, which was sent out to students two... more »
  • New concussion protocol for West Baton Rouge athletes being discussed Play Video

    February 16, 2016 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Questions about playing the rest of the game after a concussion could be a thing of the past for West Baton Rouge student-athletes. The school board and administrators from Port Allen and Brusly High have been discussing a new, baseline testing system for the students. ... more »
  • Gov't creates new student aid enforcement office

    February 8, 2016 1:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profits colleges and other schools. The Education Department is creating a new student aid enforcement unit that it says will "respond more quickly and efficiently to allegations of illegal actions by higher education... more »
  • Panel to study diversity at The Citadel

    January 25, 2016 4:29 PM

    CHARLESTON, S. C. - Citadel president retired Gen. John Rosa says he is setting up a task force to study and make recommendations about the campus climate for minority students, enhancing the curriculum to promote greater understanding of people from various backgrounds and to increase diversity among students and staff.... more »
  • Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

    January 20, 2016 2:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The final run for the current version of the SAT college entrance exam comes this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A revamped version of the SAT debuts in March. ... more »
  • Students clean up museum on MLK Day

    January 18, 2016 4:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A group of Donaldsonville High School students gave back to the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by cleaning up around the River Road African American Museum. It's all part of celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. while learning about African American history in the... more »
  • McKinley students watch President from feed in classrooms

    January 14, 2016 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Only 20 students at McKinley High School were lucky enough to watch the President live in the auditorium as he addressed nearly a thousand people in a town hall style setting. The rest of the student body had to watch President Barack Obama through a feed... more »
  • LA students returning to school after threat

    December 16, 2015 11:33 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Students are heading back to class a day after an emailed threat triggered a shutdown of the vast Los Angeles Unified School District. School buses are rolling Wednesday morning and parents are dropping off children at campuses in the nation's second-largest school district. The decision Tuesday to... more »
  • Governor-elect Bel-Edwards addresses Southern University graduates

    December 11, 2015 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly 500 graduates at Southern University got their diplomas Friday morning. It was a major milestone in the lives of the students. But some said along with graduating they were also excited to listen to the commencement speaker for their class. "I was just really proud that... more »
  • Bakerfield elementary school on 'fire watch' Play Video

    December 9, 2015 6:14 PM

    BAKER - Administrators who are over the 175 students at Bakerfield Elementary School are all on alert. The school is under a fire watch because the fire alarm system is broken. The discovery was first made in August, during a routine fire drill. Every since then, the two... more »
  • BESE BOARD APPROVES TWO CHARTER SCHOOLS FOR EBR PARISH

    December 2, 2015 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education gave the final approval for two charter schools for the parish at a meeting on Wednesday. The President of BESE, Chas Roemer told News Two that most of the discussion happened at a committee meeting Tuesday. The vote... more »
  • 3 arrested after bomb scare at Lafourche school

    December 1, 2015 5:24 PM

    THIBODAUX - Three students at Central Lafourche High School are in custody after a bomb scare at the school. Sheriff Craig Webre and Lafourche Parish Public Schools Superintendent Jo Ann Matthews said the arrests Tuesday came after the school was placed on lockdown when a note was found in a... more »
  • Threat rumors lead to Livonia students being pulled from class Play Video

    November 19, 2015 11:51 AM

    LIVONIA - The superintendent of Pointe Coupee Parish Schools said rumors and "misinformation" about a possible threat caused some parents of Livonia High School students to keep their kids home or check them out early Thursday. Superintendent Kevin Lemoine said there's no evidence a threat to the school was... more »
  • EBR schools plan for peak of flu season Play Video

    November 12, 2015 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With flu season getting started in October, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System is trying to get a grip on it before it peaks. Thursday, nurses were at Claiborne Elementary School to give vaccinations to 142 students. Consent forms were sent to the parents of all... more »
  • Teacher accused of having sex with students due back in court Tuesday

    November 10, 2015 9:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A former teacher at Plaquemine High, accused of sleeping multiple students, is scheduled to be back to court Tuesday. Keavin Keith is due back in court for a motion hearing. The 30-year-old was indicted on 35 charges of inappropriate behavior with students earlier this year after several... more »
  • Glen Oaks High releasing students early Monday

    October 26, 2015 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Glen Oaks High School is releasing students early on Monday due to a water main break that left the building without water. School officials said students will be let out at 9:30 a.m. The East Baton Rouge School System said buses were being sent to the school... more »
  • Over two dozen students were injured in canopy collapse

    October 3, 2015 7:55 PM

    OLIN, N.C. - An emergency medical services director says 25 people were injured when a concrete canopy collapsed on a group of high school band students gathered for a competition in North Carolina. Dr. Howard Bell of Iredell Emergency Medical Services confirmed the total to reporters after the collapse Saturday... more »
  • Students suspended for clothing displaying Confederate flag

    September 17, 2015 1:50 PM

    CHRISTIANSBURG- One of the roughly 20 students at a Virginia high school who received a one-day suspension for wearing clothing displaying the Confederate flag says he doesn't intend to back down. Christiansburg High School Senior Houston Miller organized a rally outside the school Thursday to protest a new school policy... more »
  • LSU students race to snag season tickets as sale deadline looms Play Video

    August 26, 2015 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students tickets for the upcoming LSU football season are nearly gone. Tiger football fans who also attend the university have had their chance to snag their tickets since the beginning of summer, and as of the end of today, nearly 14,000 student tickets have been sold.... more »
  • LSU classes begin Monday Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU faculty, staff and students are heading back to class Monday morning. University president, Dr. F. King Alexander stopped by 2une In this morning to tell News 2's John Pastorek about his expectations for the upcoming year. Students moved onto campus last week and have spent the last... more »
  • Police investigate three mojo overdoses at high school

    August 20, 2015 4:35 PM

    COVINGTON – Covington Police said they are investigating possible drug overdoses by three students at Covington High School Thursday afternoon. According to WWL's Ashley Rodrigue the Covington Fire Department was called to Covington High School after lunch over a report of an unresponsive student. When firefighters arrived on... more »
  • Thousands of freshmen move onto LSU's campus on move in day Play Video

    August 19, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 3500 freshmen moved onto campus Wednesday. More than six hundred volunteers helped the students get their bags into the dorms. Food and drinks were provided for the students and their families as some of them said their final goodbyes before the start of the semester. "... more »
  • Southern University sees a rise in enrollment numbers Play Video

    August 17, 2015 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University's enrollment numbers are up this fall compared to last year following significant changes to how new students are recruited. In an interview Monday, University officials said only about 900 freshmen were enrolled in classes at Southern at the end of registration last fall. But,... more »
  • Southern University classes start Monday Play Video

    August 17, 2015 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University has continued to build a strong foundation for students despite recent budget cuts. Students are heading back to class Monday morning, eager to start the new year off on the right foot. This will be the first year for the university's new president and... more »
  • Work crews ahead of schedule on Southern bridge Play Video

    August 12, 2015 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is getting ready for the fall semester, steadily working to complete a bridge that's been out for nearly a year. The bridge collapsed last year after it was discovered that the piping was old and water had washed away dirt from the foundation. "There... more »
  • Iberville school board approves school choice policy

    August 11, 2015 8:16 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- The Iberville Parish School Board has approved the district's school choice policy, which sets the standards by which students enrolled in Iberville schools with poor academic performance can transfer to better schools within the parish. The board's 8-1 vote Monday night comes a year after Legislature mandated local districts... more »
  • More charges for ex-teacher accused of sex with juveniles

    August 10, 2015 3:07 PM

    FRANKLINTON - A former teacher who was arrested in January over accusations of having sex with two students now faces more charges. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says 40-year-old Kimberly Cooke was booked Friday on five counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. It was her second arrest on... more »
  • Truancy on decline thanks to Family and Youth Service Center Play Video

    August 7, 2015 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With nearly 7,000 truant kids among the East Baton Rouge Parish school population last academic year, the problem of absenteeism in the Capital Area is a serious one. Those numbers are already on the decline this school year, and it is partly due to the efforts of... more »
  • Often problematic transfer site will have large security force this school year

    August 5, 2015 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School leaders here hope to combat any problems at an often problematic bus stop before they begin by posting numerous security officers there as school starts Thursday. Parents have complained about issues at the transfer site, at Choctaw and North Sherwood Forest, for years. The East... more »
  • Louisiana Tech to end fee paid only by female students

    July 17, 2015 11:11 AM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University will discontinue a fee paid only by full-time, female students that caused a student to file a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education. Dave Guerin, executive director of university communications, says the university will restructure its fees.... more »
  • East Feliciana Middle gets ready for school year by cleaning up Play Video

    July 16, 2015 6:13 PM

    CLINTON - School officials are gearing up for the upcoming school year by making sure the halls and classrooms are clean. Schools Superintendent Carlos Sam told News Two a private maintenance company was hired to clean up East Feliciana Middle School. Over the summer, the school hosted kids... more »
  • Booking it with Big Baby Play Video

    July 14, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU alumnus and NBA power forward, Glen Davis, is giving back to the Baton Rouge community. This morning he stopped by 2une In with Kali Johnson to talk to John Pastorek about his mission to challenge children to read. Davis is currently traveling around the area to... more »
  • Laptop program in Ascension schools grows Play Video

    July 8, 2015 6:38 PM

    SORENTO - A program providing laptops for Ascension Parish students is growing. The school board approved adding an additional 5,000 computers for students to take home to the 12,000 they already have. That will let the district give laptops to fifth graders this coming school year. The goal... more »
  • 'Teacher of the Year' indicted for sex with students Play Video

    July 7, 2015 1:33 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A grand jury indicted a former Iberville Parish teacher Tuesday of having sex with multiple students in his classroom. WBRZ has learned the grand jury watched a confession by Keavin Keith, before they rendered their decision to hand up an indictment against him. "This case is... more »
  • Teacher accused in sex crimes wanted to be a pastor Play Video

    May 20, 2015 12:08 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The baptist ministry won't be helping a teacher accused of having sex with his students become an ordained minister, religious leaders said Tuesday. The Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge was vetting Keavin Keith. Keith, a teacher at the Math Science and Arts Academy West, was filling... more »
  • Teacher accused of sleeping with students posts bond Play Video

    May 19, 2015 6:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A teacher at the Math Science and Arts Academy West in Iberville Parish posted a $100,000 bond this afternoon, following his arrest on 37 counts of inappropriate behavior with students. Keavin Keith allegedly met his victims in the ninth grade classroom where he taught Geography and Civics.... more »
  • Teacher of the year faces 30 charges of sex with students

    May 19, 2015 11:03 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- A teacher at the Math Science and Arts Academy West in Iberville Parish posted a $100,000 bond this afternoon, following his arrest on 37 counts of inappropriate behavior with students. Keavin Keith allegedly met his victims in the ninth grade classroom where he taught Geography and Civics. Sheriff... more »
  • Baker selects EBR administrator as lone candidate for superintendent

    May 14, 2015 12:39 AM

    BAKER - Herman Brister, Sr., emerged as the lone candidate selected by the school board to be the next superintendent of schools Wednesday night. Dr. Brister is the current Associate Superintendent for Instructional Support Services at the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. The decision to select him as... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board, superintendent work out contract

    May 7, 2015 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Warren Drake and East Baton Rouge Parish School Board leaders say they have worked out a deal to allow the former Zachary superintendent to take the helm of the second-largest public school system in Louisiana. Drake's proposed employment contract is on Thursday's agenda for a School Board meeting.... more »
  • Neighbors react to dead LSU students Play Video

    April 26, 2015 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Brandy Prater lives just feet from where Anton Joe, 25, and Ishita Maity, 28, were found unresponsive. It happened at Cambridge West apartments in Tigerland, early Sunday morning. "It was pretty scary to open my door and see this. I thought I was about to... more »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: The Dunham School Play Video

    April 24, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 2nd grade at The Dunham School. Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured. more »
  • Livonia High to offer EMT course Play Video

    April 16, 2015 5:23 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Acadian Ambulance is partnering with Livonia High School to offer EMT classes to students in the fall. Acadian says they hope the learning opportunity will encourage more students to go into the field of emergency services and paramedics. "(We're) trying to look at other resources... more »
  • Students urging La. lawmakers to stop college budget cuts Play Video

    April 15, 2015 1:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Angry and worried college students rallied on the Louisiana Capitol steps and launched a "No Funds No Future" Twitter campaign, trying to stop deep budget cuts to their schools. They also packed a House Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday to personally ask lawmakers to keep higher education from... more »
  • Livingston hopes to sway voters to approve school tax renewal

    April 14, 2015 8:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The school district is hoping to convince voters to renew a tax that has been on the books for sixty years. The district begged voters in a press release Tuesday, to renew the tax that funds maintenance projects for "every school building in the school district." ... more »
  • Spring Break Busted: LSU students accused of hauling alcohol to Gulf Shores

    April 7, 2015 11:56 AM

    GULF SHORES, AL - Sheriff's deputies in Mobile County interrupted someone's Spring Break plans after investigators said they busted four LSU students under the age of 21 with more than a hundred cases of beer and liquor. Lori Myles with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office said the four teens... more »
  • School Choice Expo in BR this weekend Play Video

    March 26, 2015 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The School Choice Expo is a one stop shop to learn about all the choices Baton Rouge schools have to offer. The expo will allow parents to see what sort of programs schools in Baton Rouge have to offer, so they can assess which school would be... more »
  • Over 40 La. students suspended in grade-changing scheme

    March 25, 2015 9:52 AM

    ARNAUDVILLE - Beau Chene High School has suspended at least 45 students as part of an investigation into a student who changed grades during the last six weeks through a web-based computer program. Principal Keith James tells The Advertise r the student gained access to a program called Powerschool by... more »
  • Some concerned over lack of security tabs on PARCC tests

    March 15, 2015 8:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The former president for Louisiana School Boards Association, Noel Hammatt, is speaking out against what he said he believes is loose security for the PARCC ( Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test. Hammatt said several school officials from various parishes have contacted... more »
  • 2 University of Oklahoma students expelled over racist video

    March 10, 2015 11:46 AM

    NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma President David Boren has expelled two students he says have been identified as leading a racist chant as part of a fraternity event. Boren said in a statement Tuesday the two students were dismissed for creating a "hostile learning environment for others." The students'... more »
  • 6 parents opt kids out of PARCC in WBR Play Video

    March 5, 2015 6:42 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Parents in West Baton Rouge parish were given the chance to opt their kids out of taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. Two meetings were held at the West Baton Rouge School Board Office so parents could air out... more »
  • Louisiana students showcase experiments in Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 28, 2015 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids from all over the state showed off their scientific experiments that they've been working on for part of the school year. It was the Louisiana STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Exposition at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter school. The school has hosted... more »
  • Students have 'real talk' with law enforcement Play Video

    February 26, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local law enforcement officials reached out to some McKinley High School students on Thursday to talk about "real issues" that police face within the community. From understanding how to handle police officers to understanding when deadly force is used, a number of topics were up for... more »
  • Lawsuit settled over allegation bullying of gay students

    February 25, 2015 11:46 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced a settlement of its federal lawsuit alleging that gay students were routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district. In a statement Wednesday, the law center says the Moss Point School District has agreed to adopt and implement new anti-bullying... more »
  • SU students arrested for trespassing

    February 23, 2015 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen Southern University students were arrested for trespassing by Baton Rouge City Police Monday morning. Police were called to the DeVille Apartments at 1325 North St. at 2 a.m. Multiple units responded and among them were police K-9. When police arrived, several people... more »
  • 11 students hospitalized with symptoms of 'molly'

    February 23, 2015 2:14 AM

    MIDDLETOWN, CT - Wesleyan University says at least 11 students have been hospitalized with symptoms of overdoses on the drug known as "Molly." Dean Michael Whaley, vice president of student affairs, said in a letter to the campus that one of the students, a sophomore, was in critical condition at... more »
  • Redemptorist swan song involves buying or leasing campus

    February 12, 2015 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday night, a group gathered to discuss what they see as the only viable option left to keep parts of the Redemptorist school open. The Diocese of Baton Rouge will close the junior and senior level schools at the campus at the end of the current... more »
  • Common Core testing on schedule, discuss opt out consequences Play Video

    February 12, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As educators get ready to roll out the PARCC tests to students next month, school executives met to talk about what happens if parents opt their children out of taking them. State Superintendent John White says students will have to take the tests as federal law... more »
  • Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

    February 12, 2015 3:46 AM

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina man accused of killing three Muslim students in a dispute over parking spaces had earlier run-ins with his neighbors, sometimes while wearing a handgun on his hip. Police are still trying to determine whether religious hatred played any role in Tuesday's shootings, which... more »
  • Special ed overhaul triggers new arguments

    February 6, 2015 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A task force has voted to form yet another panel to try to resolve problems plaguing a state law aimed at making it easier for students with disabilities to get a high school diploma. Thursday's decision followed nearly four hours of often pointed exchanges on who bears... more »
  • La. officials say they're prepared for measles Play Video

    February 5, 2015 5:16 PM

    CENTRAL - With the recent measles outbreak hitting 14 states around the country, Louisiana has managed to escape being included in that number. However, officials from the Department of Health and Hospitals said they are prepared if cases do start showing up. "If we find a kid in... more »
  • Meet EBR's Students of the Year Play Video

    February 5, 2015 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of students, parents and teachers gathered last night to celebrate the best of the best in education: the East Baton Rouge Parish Students of the Year. Dozens of students from just about every school in the system were honored for their academic achievement, leadership and community... more »
  • Southern hosts IBM recruiters Play Video

    February 4, 2015 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is getting their students a head start in the workforce. The school is fostering a relationship with The International Business Machines corporation (IBM) to get their students jobs and internships. IBM recruiters met with Southern students Wednesday to accept resumes and conduct interviews.... more »
  • Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise

    January 28, 2015 5:10 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct has been on the rise in college athletics and his department is handling 20 open investigations. Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming... more »
  • Group ready to buy Redemptorist from Diocese of Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 25, 2015 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Save Redemptorist Group says it has a plan in hopes of keeping the school open. They are willing to purchase the property outright. The group told News Two's Jessica LeBlanc they are planning to ask the Diocese of Baton Rouge to name their price for... 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 »
  • SU students sue apartments over racist attack Play Video

    January 8, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two students from Southern University filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the managers of an apartment complex near LSU attacked them and called them racial slurs after the students tried to lease an apartment there. Jasmine Edwards and Demonya Williams named Courtyard Orleans Apartments, apartment manager Kortney... more »
  • Mother, daughter graduate from LSU together Play Video

    December 19, 2014 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 1,500 students graduated from LSU today at the end of another successful semester, including two unique graduates: a mother and daughter. Deanna and Deleon Wilson were among the assembled students to hear LSU President F. King Alexander proclaim the graduating class of 2014 to... more »
  • Perseverant brothers among Fall Southern graduates Play Video

    December 12, 2014 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marked a batch of important life moments as Southern University in Baton Rouge graduated a total of 465 students today and two close brothers were among that number with a trail of tribulations left conquered in their wake. Beyond being a big day for the... more »
  • Man convicted of killing 2 Southern students

    December 12, 2014 10:11 AM

    GRETNA - A 22-year-old Harvey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two teens last year, during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad. Irvin Harris faces mandatory life in prison for his role in the Aug. 13, 2013, deaths of cousins Nikiayh Westerfield... more »

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