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Report: 7.5 percent of state’s population suffers from fatal lung disease, females at greater risk

Women are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation.

Representatives reject Senate version of the budget just days before session's end

Louisiana Representatives decided to throw out the budget passed over to them from Senators.

Governor Jindal signs bill cracking down on individuals and business owners fraudulently posing as veterans

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will help prevent individuals who have never served in the military from dishonoring the service of our veterans and veteran small business owners.

Fallen soldier arrives home: honored by community

A Louisiana Soldier who died serving our country over the Memorial Day weekend was honored today.

Bill proposing more lenient penalties for marijuana possession passes through committee

Getting caught smoking marijuana could soon carry a smaller fine and little to no jail time. One representative is hoping to get a law passed that makes the penalties for possession of marijuana more lenient.

3-year-old child accidently shot in grandmother's home

A toddler from Benton, La. was shot when a gun accidentally discharged in the child's grandmother's home. On Monday, Benton Police were called to a house on Scarborough Road on reports of shots fired.

Couple charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty for condition of home; children removed by state

A couple’s compassion for stray animals created a dangerous and toxic environment for their two children, as well as the animals they were hoping to save.

Mandeville man wins final I LOVE MY SAINTS second-chance drawing

Lifelong Saints fan Michael Bicknell said he never expected to win a Lottery drawing, especially since his wife Jennifer was the one who submitted the nonwinning I LOVE MY SAINTS scratch-off ticket that was selected from among approximately 30,

5-month-old child found inside home of murder/suicide

A 5-month-old child was found inside a home with two dead bodies. Police believe the shooting was the result of a murder/suicide.

Happiness Could be Key to Good Health

(StatePoint) Everyone knows that proper diet, regular exercise and avoidance of bad habits like smoking are crucial to great health.