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Gretna man claims $1 Million Powerball prize on behalf of office pool

The self-proclaimed "Who Dat Ten", an office pool of 10 New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) employees, shared a $1 million Powerball prize from the March 16 drawing.

House Democrats: Seniors, local services to be hurt by Jindal's tax plan

Democrats in the state legislature say the more they learn about Governor Jindal's tax plan, the less they like it.

Study: Louisiana the 37th freest state in U.S.

A study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows Louisiana to be the 37th "freest" state.

BREC alcohol plan approved by EBR Metro Council

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council made another change to parish alcohol laws Wednesday, expanding access to alcohol at BREC facilities.

DOTD wants to expand Essen to six lanes

A plan to expand Essen Lane is one closer to a reality tonight. A public meeting was held last night to talk about the possibility of expanding Essen from Perkins to I-10.

Police educate public about railroad crossing safety by giving out tickets

Did you know you need to stop at least 15 feet from the nearest rail at crossings when warning signals say a train is approaching?

Baton Rouge soon to have hurricane preparedness app

There's an app for almost everything. Soon, there will be one to help you prepare for hurricanes.

IBM bringing hundreds of jobs to Baton Rouge

IBM has annouced the company will set up shop in Baton Rouge. 1,300 people will be hired as part of the new IBM Services Center.

East Baton Rouge residents react to news of gangs

30 street gangs live in East Baton Rouge Parish. That's according to a study released by District Attorney Hillar Moore. Moore says 50 percent of murders during past 2 years were gang related.

Domestic violence services see second budget cuts crisis in two months

Domestic violence shelters across the state are cutting back. That's after the state department of children and family services says it's cutting $1.4 million of funding for shelters.