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Beating back bullies: New law holds schools accountable

3.2 million. That's the number of kids that are bullied every day. It's a national problem and it's one kids face right here in Louisiana.

Transocean pleads guilty, fined 2nd biggest penalty for Gulf spill

Transocean Deepwater Inc. will pay the second-largest environmental fine in U.S. history for its role in the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Tempers ignite at Port Allen meeting over controversial staff decisions

Political leaders and community members took part in a heated debate at the Port Allen City Council meeting Wednesday night.

Valentine's Day, by the numbers

Americans spend quite a bit of money to show their love on Valentine's Day. Here's a breakdown, by the numbers: $130.97 -- The per person average estimated amount that people will spend on Valentine's Day.

Basin Hydrilla

There's a lurking threat to the Atchafalaya Basin that's endangering wildlife and causing headaches for local fishermen. Tune into Fox 15 News Lafayette at 9 February 20th for Brittany Bodden's series, Basin Hydrilla

FOX 15 Crawfish Winner 2/13

Congratulations to our winner. If you want to be our next winner you have to sign up on our website at, http://kadn.com/contest/fox-15%E2%80%99s-crawfishipad-mini-giveaway , or on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/fox15tv.

BBB warns seniors about medicare phone scam

Seniors nationwide are reporting scam phone calls informing them that a new Medicare card is in the mail. Hang up on suspicious callers and don't fall for this attempt to obtain your personal information.

Is new technology effecting the publishing industry?

In a struggle between new technology versus tradition, the publishing industry could be in real trouble.  Three years ago Amazon reported selling 180 e-books for every 100 hard cover books, and it has been rapidly accelerating.

‘Cry Out And Shout’: Louisiana high school choir performs at Vatican mass

Festival singers from Baton Rouge Magnet High School sang for the pope in his final public mass earlier this morning.

Louisiana youth can register now for 2012 Hunter of The Year awards

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) are encouraging hunters 15 years of age or younger to enter the 2012 Youth Hunter of the Year competition.