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Welfare bill dies in Senate committee

A controversial welfare bill failed to make it past a Senate committee. The measure would have required random drug testing for anyone receiving financial assistance.

GM recalling 1.5M vehicles over fire concerns

WASHINGTON – General Motors Co.

Cajundome to host tourney one last time

The talk of the top 28 basketball tournament leaving Lafayette is still on the mind's of many with it moving to Shreveport. The Cajundome will host next year's competition for the final time after 14 years of success.

UL's season comes to a close

The Ragin' Cajun season has come to a close. UL won their first game against the Rice owls on friday, but lost Saturday's game against Texast 2-4.

LDWF Amends Fishing Closures in Portion of Barataria Basin

BATON ROUGE (June 6, 2010) - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the following action in a portion of the Barataria Basin in Plaquemines parish effective sunset today, June 6, 2010, due to oil

DHH Closes Oyster Harvesting Area 9 Due to Oil Spill

BATON ROUGE (June 6, 2010) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of oyster harvesting bed Area 9 in response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf. Click on the map to view full size

President Obama says economy on the rise

President Obama says the economy is on the rise. The massive hiring of census workers lifted payrolls last month, and the unemployment rate dipped to 9.7%. Jobs have risen for five straight months.

Louisiana Makes Repeated Requests to BP with No Action from BP

BATON ROUGE (June 4, 2010) - The Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) and Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), along with the Louisiana Attorney General's office, are requesting that BP allow the state access to the oil giant'

House passes bill allowing tuition raise

The state House approved a bill allowing colleges to raise tuition by 10% a year, if they meet certain performance benchmarks.

Farmers look to hay to stop oil

Louisiana farmers are pushing hay as the answer to the cleanup. They say enough bails are leftover in the gathering process to send to the coast.