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WBR Parents opt out of PARCC test for their children

 Some parents in West Baton Rouge say they want to opt their child out of the standardizes PARCC testing that coincides with the common core standards teachers have been required to teach.

Residents in Denham springs on high alert over fears of flooding

The rain has been coming down this week and people living along the Amite River in Denham Springs know all this rain could mean flooding.

LSU researchers come up with app to help local fishermen

Louisiana fishermen will soon be able to navigate through hurricane season a little easier.

Gonzales mom of five keeping the faith after layoff

  "You have to let that pride go, and you have to do what you have to do for you and your family," said Shamike Crutchfield. Shamika Crutchfield is a single mom of five and a construction worker by trade.

BR Airport faces issues with only 1 commercial runway open

The Baton Rouge Metro Airport still only has one runway open for commercial flights and on Tuesday night, it was shut down for nearly four hours!

Gonzales Police looking for baby formula thief

 Gonzales Police are asking for help in identifying this man. Investigators say he went into the Walmart at 308 North Airline Highway in Gonzales, LA, and loaded a clothes hamper with 32 cans of Enfamil baby formula.

BR Metro Council member look to San Antonio for mental heath facility options

The Baton Rouge Metro Council wants to build a mental health facility. They just need to figure out how they are going to pay for it. They say one way to fund the facility is to lower prison populations.

LSU defeats Grambling, 7-1

 Second-ranked LSU (12-1) extended its winning streak to nine games by defeating Grambling, 7-1, Wednesday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Gun rights for home owners

 It is important to know all of your rights when buying a firearm. Aside from hunting and job requirements, most people own guns for peace of mind and self-defense.

Parents, school board concerned with health clinic's treatment of students

In the east bank of Iberville Parish parents are up in arms over the way the nonprofit health clinic, St. Gabriel, is operating in two schools.