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Texas: America's boom-and-bust oil capital

Up until just a few months ago, things were going gangbusters in Texas. Now, with oil breaking below $45 a barrel, there's a legitimate fear the state will tumble into a recession.

Ohio man allegedly planned attack on U.S. Capitol

For months, 20-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell had been on the FBI's radar. Authorities said he left alarming posts on social media, talking about violent jihad.

Metro Council rejects public safety tax proposal

East Baton Rouge parish residents will not have to pay any new taxes for a parish prison, at least not anytime soon.

Dangerous curve on LA 447 gets new warning signs

There is still debris spread all over the curve on LA 447 that claimed five lives over the last month. For the most part, it looks the same. There are only a few things that are different.

2 gunmen caught on surveillance robbing Michigan nail salon

Masked gunmen staged a brazen day-time robbery at a busy Detroit beauty salon last week. Now, police hope someone can help identify the suspects caught on a terrifying surveillance tape.

Study shows most Louisiana families struggle financially

 The working poor. This is the case for many families in the Baton Rouge area.

IRS announces delays in taxpayer refunds this year

The IRS announced this week that it's receiving its lowest level of funding from Congress since 2008. That could result in a hiring freeze, meaning 3,000 to 4,000 full time employees will be gone by the end of June.

LA National Guard opens ‘unique’ unmanned aircraft facility

The Louisiana National Guard held a ceremony to celebrate the opening for the Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Facility (TUASOF) at Fort Polk in Leesville, Louisiana, Jan. 13.

Downtown BR is sprucing up in 2015

Nearly $800,000 of renovations will happen in Downtown Baton Rouge this year. That is thanks to the city-parish approving some new projects to help refurbish the area. First on the agenda... the parking.

Ed Orgeron joins LSU staff as defensive line coach

Ed Orgeron, one of the premier defensive line coaches and recruiters in college football, has been named LSU’s defensive line coach, head coach Les Miles announced on Wednesday morning.