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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

Gear Up students and their families taught importance of financial literacy

Keynote speaker Rachel Cruze shared her message with the students of handling money with wisdom, which is an all-too-important skill to have in this day and age.  Financial literacy is increasingly important for the survival and success of

Senators Fred Mills and Terry Landry discuss legislative session with the League of Women Voters

Senators Fred Mills and Terry Landry took time out of their busy schedules to speak to members of the League of Women Voters at SLCC for an educational seminar on the legislative process.  This timely discussion of the ends and outs of the