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House approves budget

It nearly went down to the wire, but one day before the 2012 legislative session must end the House of Representatives said yes to the Senate's more than $25 billion budget proposal. It passed by a 62 to 40 vote.

Baseball regionals help local business

Some fans can't seem to ever get a ticket for the big game, and they get stuck watching the Tigers on television, at a restaurant, or bar. For Walk-On's general manager Andy Mckay that's just fine.

CATS tax to see less revenue due to Homestead Exemption

The Attorney General says the CATS tax voters approved is eligible for Homestead Exemption. That means CATS will get between $1 to $3 million less than expected.

New law hopes to increase Louisiana's economic competitiveness

Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation today to increase Louisiana’s economic competitiveness.

Over 100 civil lawsuits filed against Air Liquide for chemical fire

Over 100 people have filed a civil lawsuit against Air Liquide after the explosion and chemical fire a little over a week ago.

Two killed in single-car crash on I-55

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 55 shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.

Walker Chief of Police resigns

The Walker Chief of Police has resigned. Chief Hunter Grimes says he's taking a position with the Bureau of Investigations of the Louisiana State Police. His resignation is effective June 10.

Juban Crossing bill heads to Jindal's desk

A bill to help fund an upscale new shopping center in Livingston Parish heads to Governor Bobby Jindal's desk.

GOHSEP director advises residents to have hurricane preparedness plan

The new director of GOHSEP, Kevin Davis, says being prepared for Hurricane Season is critical. The season hasn't officially started, and there have already been two named storms in the Atlantic.

House fire caused by lightning in Baton Rouge

A small fire resulted from a lightning strike at a home in the 5800 block of Fort Sumpter.