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Statewide debt recovery agency one step closer to becoming a reality

A department that could help the government find tens of millions of dollars in revenue is one step closer to becoming a reality. Lawmakers want to tweak just a few more things before they create the Debt Recovery Department.

Bill proposing more lenient penalties toward possession of marijuana passes through committee

Getting caught smoking marijuana could soon carry a smaller fine and little to no jail time. One representative is hoping to get a law passed that makes the penalties for possession of marijuana more lenient.

Inner Circle tour bus crashed on I-10; no major injuries

A tour bus crashed on I-10 near Highland Road this afternoon and damaged two other vehicles.

CONSUMER ALERT: Frozen fruit linked to hepatitis A recalled

Townsend Farms is recalling bags of a frozen fruit mix commonly used in smoothies because they could be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus, the company said in a statement.

One year anniversary of 'Joseph’s Journey' to be celebrated with festival

One year ago we introduced you Joseph, an emaciated dog rescued from the street by a concerned citizen and given to YELP! Baton Rouge for survival.

Hungry and out of school a look at the struggle to keep kids full in the summer

When schools close their doors for the summer, some local parents  have a hard time keeping nutritious food on the table. Parents have to make up for meals kids normally get in the cafeteria.

3-year-old child accidently shot in grandmother's home

A toddler from Benton, La. was shot when a gun accidentally discharged in the child's grandmother's home. On Monday, Benton Police were called to a house on Scarborough Road on reports of shots fired.

Fallen solider's body arrives home: honored by community

A Louisiana national guardsman who died serving our country over the Memorial Day weekend was honored Tuesday.

Louisiana Representative forms bipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus

A Louisiana U.S. Representative formed a bipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus to streamline the national response to a natural disaster.

A plan to protect Louisiana’s coast

Following the devastating effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Louisiana State Legislature formed the Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority or CPRA in 2005.