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Pay it Forward scholarships awarded to recent high school graduates around Acadiana

Five high school graduates from around the Acadiana area received the Glenn Armentor Pay it Forward scholarship today.  The scholarship is a full-ride to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  This scholarship focuses on at-risk s

NWS: Straight line winds cause major damage in Morgan City

Straight line winds caused some big damage this morning in Morgan City. Several camper vehicles were flipped on their sides on Wednesday, May 22. We’re told the roof was torn off of a local business.

SB200 denied at the mercy of Lake Peigneur residents; AGL Resources in favor

The residents of Lake Peigneur are fired up as ever after the bill, SB200, to stop the permitting process of AGL Resources in Lake Peignuer was denied by a mere two votes last night.  AGL Resources began their quest to create additional ca

Man provides false name at robbery crime scene; arrested on drug, battery charges

A Scott man has been arrested on drug and battery charges after providing a false name at a crime scene. On May 21 at 7:56 p.m., Scott Police Officers were investigating a reported shoplifting at a Family Dollar.

Report: Louisiana students improve standardized testing scores

The percentage of Louisiana students scoring at the Basic level or above on standardized tests grew one point in grades 3-8, with 69 percent of students testing at Basic or above.

Tornado-relief donators advised to research before donating

After any disaster, people all across the country try to do everything they can to help those impacted.

May 22 proclaimed 'American Cancer Society Day' in Louisiana

In honor of the American Cancer Society’s 100th Birthday, Governor Bobby Jindal officially proclaimed May 22 as “American Cancer Society Day” and urges all residents of Louisiana to join together to finish the fight against ca

More women wanted in state government

Louisiana has a shortage of ladies holding office in the state legislature, that's according to the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus. They say women bring a fresh perspective to public policy, and the state needs their help.

Bill banning social media sites while driving headed to Governor’s desk

A bill banning Louisiana people from visiting social media sites while driving has gained final approval. The bill will now head to Governor Jindal’s desk.

Bill banning smoking on all Louisiana college campuses may become law

Bill banning smoking on all Louisiana college campuses may become law. Universities across the state could soon be putting stronger smoke-free policies in place if a proposed law passes through the legislature.