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Three people hospitalized after train and SUV collide

On February 19, 2013, at 7:37 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a crash involving a train and an SUV on Liberty Cemetery Road near U.S. Highway 190 in Jefferson Davis Parish that sent three people to the hospital.

More problems for company involved in Camp Minden explosion

A blast from an Explo bunker located at Camp Minden in October 2012 brought unwanted attention to the company. It was just the beginning of the explosive recycling company's problems.

Former LSU football legend Cannon 'doing well' after stroke

According to family members, former LSU football legend Billy Cannon is doing "very well" after suffering a stroke on February 19. They say he should be out of the ICU sometime tonight and into a normal room soon.

Louisiana to receive $6 million from FEMA

FEMA is sending Louisiana $6 million in disaster recovery grants. Senator Mary Landrieu announced the approval of the grants this week.

RECALL: Special K Red Berries cereal could have glass inside packaging

Kellogg's is recalling some of its Special K cereal due to possible glass inside the packaging. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Ohio-based company announced a recall of three different size boxes of its Special K Red Berries cereal.

Water Hyacinth & Hydrilla continue to create problems for Sportsmans Paradise

For those who make a living off the Atchafalaya Basin or any major body of water in Louisiana, the infestation of water hyacinth and hydrilla has been a major problem for years.

Congressman Boustany meets with local small business owners about impact of Health Insurance Tax (HIT)

Congressman Boustany paid a special visit to New Iberia this morning to meet with small business owners about the effects of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) that will go into action starting 2014.  HIT is apart of President Obama's Heal

Local water quality brought to the forefront at public forum

Water quality was a subject on the minds of many at a public forum held this afternoon.  The League of Women Voters of Lafayette hosted an informative session on local water issues at The Daily Advertiser with many local officials, such as

Are we happy or sad? New study has opposite results for Louisiana’s ranking

Depending on the data source, the results for a particular research topic can prove vastly different. For instance, a new study has ranked Louisiana as the saddest state, whereas a past study had the opposite result.

Expect another delay on returns filed in Louisiana

Louisiana tax payers will have an extra-long wait for their state refunds. However, the wait is to protect your identity.