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Governor Jindal signs legislation to reduce Louisiana’s prison population

Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will help rehabilitate low-risk drug offenders housed in Louisiana’s prisons. This bill is part of the Governor’s 2013 Legislative Package.

'Debt relief' firms misleading student loan borrowers

Firms offering student loan "debt relief" are deceiving borrowers into paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars for access to free government programs, according to a recent consumer watchdog report.

Feds nab KKK member, accomplice for lethal X-ray plot

Two New York state men have been charged in a bizarre plan to develop a mobile X-ray system that would be used from afar to silently kill people that they deemed "undesirable," federal officials said.

American Airlines flight to Miami diverted to Denver after report of smoke in cockpit

An American Airlines plane was diverted to Denver International Airport on Friday because the crew reported smelling smoke in the cockpit, an airline spokeswoman told CNN.

No impact from absence of Livingston Parish school board president

Malcolm Sibley was not in the room, and his chair was already filled.

Woman's water tank death ruled accidental

A 21-year-old woman whose body was found in a water tank of a Los Angeles hotel in February was the victim of an accidental drowning, medical examiners reported Thursday.

DOTD works with locals to extend LA Swift one extra month

DOTD has announced that LA Swift, the bus service that runs between New Orleans and Baton Rouge that was initiated after Hurricane Katrina, will be extended one month until July 31 to allow local entities the opportunity to formalize a plan for

Baby shot dead during parental dispute, sheriff's office says

A 6-month-old girl was fatally shot Wednesday while her parents were involved in a domestic dispute, authorities said. The incident occurred in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Knox County sheriff's office said.

Parents and educators discuss ways to revamp diplomas

Getting a High School degree these days is getting more and more complicated, but the state's top education official is looking to streamline the process for your students.

Microsoft reverses course on controversial Xbox One restrictions

Just two weeks after announcing that the Xbox One would require an Internet connection and prevent the free exchange of used games, Microsoft abruptly changed its stance and abandoned both policies.