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Brief interruption in library services due to relocation of main branch

The long awaited opening of the new Main Library is closer than ever. The EBRP Library announced that there will be brief interruptions in service as they move into the new building.

LA among states with highest flu activity according to CDC

The number of states reporting widespread seasonal flu activity jumped from four to 10 last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

LT. GOV. to host benefit for Grammy nominees

Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne will host a concert to benefit Louisiana Grammy nominees.

Feds: 'Knockout' attack was a hate crime

A man charged with a federal hate crime in connection with a "knockout" assault against an elderly black man appears in court Friday afternoon for a detention hearing.

Alabama lawmaker to propose legislation backing 'Duck Dynasty' star

The controversial comments about homosexuality made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson have come up in conversations across the country in the past two weeks and may make its way to the Alabama state legislature next month.

Eight disappearing tax breaks

Dozens of popular tax breaks are on the verge of disappearing. Credits and deductions benefiting everyone from teachers and students to homeowners are scheduled to expire at the end of the year, unless Congress extends them.

Former State Fire Marshal Dies At 86

Former Louisiana State Fire Marshal, Carroll Herring passed away shortly before noon on December 26, at a Baton Rouge hospital. Herring was surrounded by friends and family members.

VIDEO: Close call with deer in St. Gabriel parking lot

Surveillance video from Fred’s Travel Center on highway 30 in St. Gabriel captured an unusual sight. Scott Delatte, the business owner, said the deer went galloping through the Travel Center parking lot.

Lake Charles man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Lake Charles police responded to the 400 block of Louie Street on Thursday morning, Dec. 26, regarding a victim with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. When they arrived, officers found the 20-year-old male victim already deceased.

Shoppers take advantage of after Christmas deals

If you prefer buying in a store, holiday shopping is still in full swing. Right now, some stores are offering discounts of up to 80%.