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Federal court reinstates key part of Texas abortion law

A federal appeals court Thursday reinstated a key part of a new Texas abortion law, considered to be among the most restrictive in the country.

Central thieves caught on camera stealing bicycles from home

Police are searching for a couple of thieves who burglarized a Central neighborhood Wednesday morning. They have help, thanks to a resident's security camera that captured the criminals' brazen act.

Three detained after 'sophisticated' San Diego-Tijuana drug tunnel found

The passageway that zigzagged underground between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was so sophisticated that officials call it a "super tunnel."

Social Security Announces 1.5 Percent Benefit Increase for 2014

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014, the Social Security Administration announced today.

IRS warns of pervasive telephone scam

The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.

SNAP benefits to decrease nationwide

As a result of the expiration of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has informed states that benefits will be lower in November for households that receive Supplemental Nutr

SNAP benefits to be reduced in November, local charities prepare for influx of need

Starting November 1, SNAP beneficiaries will see about a 5% reduction in their monthly benefits

Over a dozen people displaced after late night apartment fire

Families are looking for new homes after a late night apartment fire displaced nearly 15 people in Port Allen. It all started around 11pm Wednesday.

Baton Rouge partners with Jacksonville-based organization to save animals' lives

In Baton Rouge, you may notice the growing number of stray and sheltered animals, and some of them won't live to see another day. However, there's some good news.

Mayor Holden urges caution during trick-or-treat hours tonight

Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden is urging everyone to exercise caution with adverse weather forecast during the official EBR trick-or-treat hours between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. this evening.