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Are You Saving Enough for Your Child’s College Education?

(StatePoint)  Despite rising college costs, fewer American families with children under age 18 are saving for college.

Hey Dad, Get Creative With Your Kids This Father’s Day!

(StatePoint) There is something about the way dads think that allow them to transform the ordinary into something extraordinary.

Twin resolutions attempt to make steps towards de-funding Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood sees about 17,000 patients in the state of Louisiana every year. Right now it only provides preventative services and testing, but when its new facility in New Orleans opens, it will be able to start performing abortions.

Veterans bills signed into law; focus on mental health, substance abuse help

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed a pair of bills that protects and preserves the dignity of military funerals (SB 72) and that helps identify existing mental health and substance abuse support services for veteran offenders who are in the le

Newly proposed law pushes rehab instead of jail time for repeat DWI offenders

Driving while intoxicated is a problem in Louisiana, and hundreds in the state have more than one DWI offense on their records. Now, lawmakers are trying to stop the epidemic of drunk driving with new laws.

Mother of four arrested for leaving children alone in ‘deplorable’ home

A deputy described the conditions of a home in Monroe as “the worst he has seen any person living in, especially children.” The mother responsible for raising her four children in these conditions was arrested after she was located

Louisiana serviceman dies in Afghanistan

A Louisiana serviceman has died overseas. Chris Drake, 20, died in Afghanistan. His family is on their way to Delaware to retrieve his body.

St. Tammany Sheriff: Several violent encounters with individuals on new synthetic drugs

WARNING: Some of the descriptions contained within this story are graphic and could be considered disturbing to some readers.

State fire marshal issues fines to unlicensed security alarm employees

With the hot summer months fast approaching, a time when many home security system companies solicit sales by canvassing neighborhoods, Louisiana State Fire Marshal H.

Tips to Avoid Injuries While Gardening

(StatePoint) For many people, gardening is one of life’s greatest joys. But exercising your green thumb carries some risk.