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Prison escapee Keana Barnes back in Louisiana

Keana Barnes, the 33-year-old offender who escaped from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in early January is back behind bars in Louisiana.

Passenger in vehicle being driven by impaired driver dies in crash

A 21-year-old man died last night in a crash after the driver of the car he was riding in failed to stop at an intersection. The driver of the vehicle was allegedly intoxicated.

Survey results: Nearly half of Louisianans think Jindal's tax proposal is a bad idea

The LSU Public Policy Research Lab, or PPRL, supported by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the Manship School of Mass Communication, has released the second round of results from their annual Louisiana Survey showing 47 perce

Scott Boudin Festival kicks off tomorrow night and runs through Sunday

The city of Scott has been proclaimed by state legislature as the boudin capital of the world. Now, a new festival will highlight the achievement with three days of meat-filled entertainment. 

Four trucks stolen from same Lafayette dealership overnight

Four trucks were stolen from the lot of a car dealership in Lafayette early this morning. Although three have been recovered, investigators are working to track down the final one.

AMBER ALERT: Dangerous biological parents abduct children, possibly armed

The biological parents of two children are on the run after they abducted their biological children from Florida. State Police say they have ties to the Slidell area and they should be considered armed and dangerous.

Driving while Facebooking could soon be illegal

Most drivers will guiltily admit they’ve done it before, used Facebook, Twitter or any number of other social media sites while driving.

Louisiana recording rebate program quietly provides huge incentive for music industry

It’s no secret that Louisiana’s aggressive tax incentive program propelled the local film industry to record breaking heights.

Pedestrian killed in Vernon Parish crash

A crash involving a pedestrian killed a man from Leesville during the nighttime hours of April 2. Troopers responded to the crash around 10:00 p.m., which occurred on US Hwy 171 north of Leesville.

$8 million grant to be available to Hurricane Isaac victims

 The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) released details about $8 million in disaster case management services that are now available in 26 parishes for individuals and families still recovering from 2012's Hur